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Seniors (65+) are the fastest growing age group in Canada. Are you ready to ride the grey wave?

South Shore Safe Communities is offering FREE Senior Friendly™ trainingto help improve the skills of people working directly with seniors.The training teaches participants why seniors are important in our community, the effects of aging, and practical tips to better meet the everyday needs of seniors.

This unique training is for anyone who interacts with seniors as part of their paid or volunteer work. So if you’re a cashier, health professional, librarian, continuing care assistant, police officer, bank teller, or grocery clerk, you could benefit from the training.

Participants can select from either of two dates for the training to be held in Bridgewater. Light refreshments provided.

February 27th from 1 – 3:30 pm

OR

March 5th from 6 – 8:30 pm

 There are no fees for the training, but registration is required and spots are limited,so don’t delay.

Please call Beth George at (902) 543-3567 or e-mail: bgeorge@bridgewaterpolice.ca to register.

Hosted by the Coalition for an Age-friendly Community, a working group of South Shore Safe Communities.

The Age Friendly Working Group was present at the Michelin Senior Exposition!

 

The Age Friendly Working Group held a “55 Alive Driver Refresher Course”

      This is a six-hour, classroom-based program that updates your knowledge about Motor Vehicle Regulations, the effects of aging on driving, and your driving skills.

  It is taught by Mark Pearson from Complete Driving. 

The Road Safety Working Group held two very successful community car seat clinics in 2012. 

Pictures from the 2011 Annual General Meeting

 

Thank-you so much United Way for supporting the "Baby Gates Program". 

 

 

 

  "Mental Health Week" Was Held May 3rd-9th, 2010 

“There is no health without Mental Health" World Health Organization, 2005
Displays for Mental Health week are posted in many different areas of the community. Each displays includes information on the following titles.

Please click on each title to learn more.

1.What is mental health?

2.Community resources for Lunenburg and Queens County

3.Mind Body Renewal Series (South Shore Mental Health website)

4.Protective factors

5.Auricular Acupuncture (South Shore Mental Health website) 

 For upcoming ASIST and safeTalk training please refer to "News and Events" section of this website.

 

 

 We held our 2010 Annual General Meeting for SSSC at the MARC in Day Spring on September 29th, and it was a wonderful evening. Please see some pictures below:

Updated October 29, 2013