Events

2018

Caregiver Wellness Retreats

We're pleased to offer free Wellness Retreats for family and friend caregivers throughout Nova Scotia! Come and spend time with other caregivers, learn about self-care, enjoy a delicious lunch, and share a few laughs.

Retreats will be held between September and November 2018. Please check back often as we will be adding more dates and locations soon. You can also follow us on social media or sign up for our event notifications to find out about these and other events in your area.

These Caregiver Wellness Retreats are made possible by the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Lower River Inhabitants Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Halifax (Ashburn Golf Club) - Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sydney - Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Dartmouth - Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lunenburg - Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Berwick - Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Antigonish - Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

 

November 

Safe Medicines for Seniors and Caregivers  Please note: this is a closed event.
Thursday, November 8th at 2:00 pm
South Bar (Cape Breton)

Safe Medicines for Seniors and Caregivers Please note: a flu clinic will be offered at this event.
Tuesday, November 6th at 10:00 am
Sydney


June

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm
Chester

Caregiver Stress Management
Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm
Truro

Safe Medicines for Seniors and Caregivers
Thursday, June 7th at 10:00 am
Musquodoboit Harbour


May

May is Caregiver Awareness Month. Watch this space for updates on campaigns and events we're planning throughout the month! You can also follow us on social media and use #CGAware2018 to join the conversation.

Caregiver Stress Management
Wednesday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm
New Minas

Caregiver Stress Management
Monday, May 14th at 1:30 pm
Parrsboro

Caregiver Stress Management
Thursday, May 10th at 1:30 pm
Truro

March

Brushing Up on Mouth Care
Thursday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm
Lower River

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 pm
Hatchet Lake

Advanced Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00 am
Truro

February

Brushing Up on Mouth Care
Tuesday, February 27th at 1:30 pm
Kentville

Brushing Up on Mouth Care
Thursday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm
Sydney

Brushing Up on Mouth Care
Thursday, February 15th at 1:30 pm
Dartmouth

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started*
Thursday, February 8th at 1:30 pm
Sydney
*This workshop is being delivered to a closed group. 

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm
Tantallon


January

Caregiver Stress Management
Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm
Prospect Road Community Centre
Hatchet Lake
 

2017

November

Brushing Up on Mouth Care
Thursday, November 23 at 1:30 pm
Lower Sackville

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Wednesday, November 22 at 1:30 pm
Glace Bay

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, November 16 at 1:30 pm
Lower River Inhabitants (Cape Breton)

September

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, September 14 at 1:30 pm
Lower Sackville

July

Caregiver Stress Management
Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm
Yarmouth

June

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 pm
Digby

May

Caregiver Awareness Month 2017 -- #CGAware2017 on social media

This year we turned to social media and provided a special section of our website to celebrate Caregiver Awareness Month. Have a look at the different content of our awareness campaign here.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined the conversation and helped us raise awareness about all that unpaid caregivers do for their loved ones and communities.

 

On Tuesday, May 30th, Caregiver's Nova Scotia was invited to appear before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women on the topic of the Economic Security of Women in Canada. We were asked to speak on the issue of how women's economic security is affected by unpaid caregiving. You can:

Read the written brief we submitted.
Listen to Angus Campbell and Cindie Smith's oral testimony 
(you may need to download Adobe Flash Player).

All staff members contributed to our submissions to the Committee. This was a terrific opportunity for us, and a great way to end Caregiver Awareness Month 2017.


Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Monday, May 29 at 1:30 pm
Halifax

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:30 pm
Sydney

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, May 18th at 1:00 pm
Port Hawkesbury

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Wednesday, May 17th at 2:00 pm
Yarmouth

April

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, April 27th at 1:30 pm
Hubbards

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Wednesday, April 26th at 1:30 pm
Amherst

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Tuesday, April 25th at 1:30 pm
Liverpool

Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started
Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 pm
Kingston