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Getting the Best Out of Retirement

  1. The Arts
  2. Community Arts
  3. Film
  4. Community Groups
  5. The Royal Canadian Legion
  6. Nova Scotia Seniors' Organizations
  7. Volunteering
  8. Awards for Seniors
  9. Contact your Political Representative
  10. Family Trees / Genealogy
  11. Finding a Job
  12. Schools, School Boards, Regional Education Offices
  13. Universities and Colleges
  14. Distance Education and other Learning Opportunities
  15. Libraries
  16. The Outdoors
  17. Gardening
  18. Fishing
  19. Nova Scotia Provincial Parks - Nature's Resorts
  20. Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
  21. Active Living
  22. Nova Scotia 50+ Expo
  23. Travel Information
  24. Canadian Passport
  25. Tourist Visa
  26. Travel Health Information
  27. Emergencies while Travelling
  28. Travel Destinations & Ideas

The Arts

Nova Scotia is rich in artistic talent and opportunities to discover your creative side. Whether studying, creating or simply enjoying, there are many activities that can reward and fulfill your most creative urges. You may also want to visit the Vacationing and Recreation In Nova Scotia life event.

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Community Arts

If you have a love of the Arts, you may want to contact one of the arts organizations listed below for further information on programs, classes and activities in your area.

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Film

The The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation will provide a loan to qualified Nova Scotian residents or companies to support the process of development that takes an idea for a film or television production through the stages of research writing, market analysis and costing.. The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes films, audio-visual and multimedia works which reflect Canada to Canadians and the rest of the world.

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Community Groups

Get to know new people who share the same interests as you. Contact your local municipal office for information on groups in your area.

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The Royal Canadian Legion

The Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command branches of The Royal Canadian Legion run various programs offering opportunities for social interaction.

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Nova Scotia Seniors' Organizations

The Department of Seniors is a government agency where seniors and their families can obtain information about programs and services for seniors

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Volunteering

Volunteering helps build strong and prosperous communities. See the links below to learn how you can help the community you live in and make a real difference for people.

Volunteers who work with vulnerable people may be asked to participate in the Volunteer Screening process. This will help create a safer environment for volunteering that benefits us all.

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Awards for Seniors

The Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the voluntary sector in their community. The Order of Nova Scotia encourages excellence by recognizing Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements. There are also other national awards given to outstanding Canadian volunteers.

Remarkable Seniors Awards - These awards are presented annually, at the 50+ Expo, to individuals aged 50+ who have made an outstanding contribution to the province of Nova Scotia in the areas of community service, volunteerism, and leadership. For more information, contact: Department of Seniors, Website: https://novascotia.ca/seniors/positive_aging_directory.asp.

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Contact your Political Representative

The following sites will help you contact your political representative:

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Family Trees / Genealogy

Create a legacy for your children, do a family tree. There are many government and community resources available.

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Finding a Job

Seeking part-time or full-time employment? We have gathered a few Web sites that you may find useful while searching for a job:

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Schools, School Boards, Regional Education Offices

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Universities and Colleges

Nova Scotia's universities and colleges have many opportunities for continued and distance education, through day, evening, or weekend classes. Please contact your local university or college for a calendar or for more information regarding continuing education opportunities. Prior to registration, inquire whether there are any special programs or rates for seniors.

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Distance Education and other Learning Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to attend a visual arts program or take a course on philosophy? Many programs and courses are available by distance education or online and some offer special rates for seniors.

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Libraries

When was the last time you went to your local library? Remember it's important to keep both your body and mind active. Every public library has computers and Web access.

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The Outdoors

There are few places that can compare with Nova Scotia's great outdoors, from small city parks to tree-lined streets, to the magnificent north and our unrivaled provincial parks. From hiking trails in unspoiled wilderness, to simply tending your own flowerbed, learn more about our outdoor wealth.

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Gardening

Plant a seed and watch it grow. The links below will help you find more information on gardening in Nova Scotia

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Fishing

Anglers enjoy some of the best sportfishing in the world right here in Nova Scotia. Whether you are a sportfishing enthusiasts or a beginner Nova Scotia offers something for everyone.

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Nova Scotia Provincial Parks - Nature's Resorts

Many provincial parks offer barrier free access for persons with disabilities.

Information on Barrier Free Access can be found on the individual park information pages of Nova Scotia Provincial Park Web site and is identified by the Facilities for Disabled symbol.

From small wayside stops to large natural environment parks, Nova Scotia Parks offer spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches, relaxing campsites, and a wealth of outdoor experiences.

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Clean Nova Scotia Foundation

Clean Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government environmental organization established in 1988.

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Active Living

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to your physical and mental well being. Sport and Recreation Nova Scotia and Health Canada's Fitness/Active Living unit promotes active living.

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Nova Scotia 50+ Expo

This once yearly events helps seniors create better lives. The expo showcases life-enhancing information, products, services and opportunities for people 50+.

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Travel Information

It is said that half the fun of any trip is getting there. A bit of planning and preparation can go a long way to making your travels as unforgettable and rewarding as possible.

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Canadian Passport

A passport is an internationally accepted document for proof of identification and citizenship.  You will need an original document proving Canadian citizenship in order to replace or get a new passport. For more information, contact Passport Canada.

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Tourist Visa

You need a visa to enter many foreign countries even as a tourist. Contact the embassy or consulate of the country you plan on visiting to determine if you require a visa.

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Travel Health Information

For information on what services are covered by your Nova Scotia Health Card in other Canadian provinces or other countries, please call (902) 496-7008 or Toll Free: 1-800-563-8880

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Emergencies while Travelling

For information on obtaining private insurance, please contact your travel agent or an insurance agent.

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Travel Destinations & Ideas

There are many travel destinations and ideas to choose from. There are many discounts for seniors at various tourist sites across Nova Scotia.

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