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.
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.
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.
Get to know new people who share the same interests as you. Contact your local municipal office for information on groups in your area.
The Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command branches of The Royal Canadian Legion run various programs offering opportunities for social interaction.
The Department of Seniors is a government agency where seniors and their families can obtain information about programs and services for seniors
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.
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.
The following sites will help you contact your political representative:
Create a legacy for your children, do a family tree. There are many government and community resources available.
Seeking part-time or full-time employment? We have gathered a few Web sites that you may find useful while searching for a job:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plant a seed and watch it grow. The links below will help you find more information on gardening in Nova Scotia
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.
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.
Clean Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government environmental organization established in 1988.
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.
This once yearly events helps seniors create better lives. The expo showcases life-enhancing information, products, services and opportunities for people 50+.
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.
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.
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.
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
For information on obtaining private insurance, please contact your travel agent or an insurance agent.
There are many travel destinations and ideas to choose from. There are many discounts for seniors at various tourist sites across Nova Scotia.