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Are you 18 years of age or older,
English-speaking,
and living with one or more chronic conditions
(mental and/or physical)?

 Read on to complete a short anonymous
and confidential online survey to share
your experience with

The Patient Reported Inventory of Self-management of Chronic Conditions (PRISM-CC) Study.


Your responses will help the International Chronic and Complex
Conditions Research Group
 (IC3RG) to design a questionnaireto assess patients'
ability to self-manage their chronic conditions. After completing the survey, you can
enter to win one of four $100 Amazon gift cards. Your contact details will not be linked
to your survey responses. You have until December 31st, 2020 to participate in this study.

This study is approved by the NSHA Research Ethics Board (#1025263).

 Take the Survey (English Only, Works Best on Computer/Laptop): https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=55372








NOTICE OF OFFICE RESTRICTIONS

 

 Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
and restrictions put in place by government, particularly regarding travel and physical distancing, our office at 477 Cobequid Rd., Lower Sackville will be closed until further notice .

 

Staff will be processing mail, emails and telephone messages where necessary.

Should circumstanaces change we will post the changes to our website.

You can contact the office by telephone at 1-800-677-8666 or 902-865-5050.  You can also contact the office by email at  office@nsgrea.ca


We trust you understand the necessity of taking these steps.

 
Bernard Conrad

President,  NSGREA





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Coronavirus  COVID-19
(An artist's rendition)


Nova Scotia Public Health Information Updates

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/




RECENT  NEWS  RELEASES 

Additional Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians
(As of April 17, 2020)

Government to Cover Extra Dispensing Fees for Pharmacare Clients
(As of April 22, 2020)

Easing of Some Public Health Measures
(As of May 1, 2020)

State of Emergency to be Extended
(As of May 1, 2020)


Accelerated Internet Projects Update
(As of May 11, 2020)


Additional Public Health Measures Eased
(As of May 15, 2020)


Symptoms for Testing Expand
(As of May 22, 2020)





NS Government  COVID-19  Update
as of March 15, 2020


NS Government  COVID-19  Update
as of March 22, 2020


NS Government  COVID-19  Updates
for the month of April 2020


  NS Government  COVID-19  Updates  
for the month of May 2020





 A recent article from an Epidemiologist's perspective 
as it applies to social distancing measures related
to the COVID-19 pandemic





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Government of Canada

Coronavirus disease  (COVID-19)



Click  HERE  for a May 4th update from the
Federal Minister of Seniors - Deb Schulte,
sharing some of the initiatives they are undertaking to help seniors cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic


En  Français







NS Dept of Justice    NS Department of Justice

The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Justice for Nova Scotia, Karen Hudson, Q.C., has been seeking the public's input on continuing family law reform concerning Parenting and Support Act updates on parenting matters, proposing amendments to Nova Scotia's Parenting and Support Act in relation to 5 key issues. These changes are being proposed to more closely align provincial legislation with changes to the federal Divorce Act set to take effect on July 1, 2020.

Proposed amendments would bring the provincial Parenting and Support Act with Canada's new Divorce Act in these 5 key areas:

  • Parenting terminology
  • Day to day parenting decision making responsibilities
  • Relocation issues
  • Information from / coordination of proceedings related to children
  • Duties of parties and parents

The deadline to provide feedback via an online survey has recently passed.  

The Department will use the feedback received to help determine the next steps.





NS Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP)

2018-2019 PSSP Annual Report

The Annual Report provides you with interesting statistics about the PSSP. It also includes information on the PSSP’s 2018-2019 investment performance and its financial status at year-end March 31, 2019.  





ELDER LEARNERS

An Association of Life Long Learners
Lectures are held at St. Mary's University

Sadly, due to the closure of Saint Mary's University and advice to avoid groups coming together, the next lecture, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 has been cancelled.

Click  HERE  for information on membership and
future lectures into 2020




A link to an article in the November 25/19 edition of the
Halifax Chronicle Herald, Senior Living Section





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GET  FIT
. . . with a NSGREA Corporate Mem-ber-ship

when you sign up with your NSGREA membership card at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax's Clayton Park West


(Click on the above link for more information)





Seniors' College Association
of Nova Scotia



Click  HERE  for more information.





NS Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP)

Announcements
(Click above)

Pension Services Corp. releases the PSSP Quarterly Investment Results as at December 31, 2018

2018 T4A Slips





WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF
     YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR                                    COMMUNITY ?


Learn about Mentoring Plus, an initiative led by Dalhousie University's College of Continuing Education, which brings together retirees who want to share their skills, knowledge and networks with groups of young adults who need help determining a career path.

Click HERE to view further information regarding
the Mentoring Plus strategy for social and economic opportunities.





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SHIFT: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population



community health teams

The Community Health Team (CHT) is a community health model that focuses on the promotion of health and wellness. CHTs support individuals and families to build knowledge, confidence, and skills to help make healthy lifestyle choices and to better prevent and manage risk factors that are common across chronic conditions.  Each CHT collaborates with many partners, and is working to strengthen links across the health system, and involves the participation of the community it serves.  CHTs are led by Primary Health Care at Nova Scotia Health Authority, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre.  For more information, visit www.communityhealthteams.ca







As part of the Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society,
members of  NSGREA are able to receive great 
Fleet Discount Pricing
on NEW Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat vehicles.

To take advantage of this special pricing, contact Head Office to obtain
a special "Fleet #" to present to participating Chrysler dealerships
as part of your purchase process.






BAYRIDES  -  a community based, non-profit organization offering affordable, reliable and accessible transportation to all residents of the St. Margaret’s Bay area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, is seeking volunteer drivers to complement their service.

Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicle and are reimbursed for mileage.

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If this seems like a worthwhile use of your time and service to your community as a retiree, CLICK on the above logo for additional information and to download a volunteer driver application form

OR

Simply call  902-820-6600  to speak with a member of the organization directly.



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2020
REGIONAL MEETING SCHEDULE

Click on region title below to link
to specific regional web page


January to June 2020


Region 3

Halifax Regional Municipality
and Hants East


Click HERE for 

  CANCELLATION NOTICE  

information of our March 26th meeting




Region 10

Shelburne, Yarmouth Counties

District of Clare & Digby West



March 26th meeting has been

CANCELLED



Region 9

Colchester County


April 7th meeting has been

CANCELLED



Region 6

Digby East to and including

Hants West


April 22nd meeting scheduled
for 11:30am in Windsor has been

POSTPONED

Stay by for new dates to be posted




Region 8

Cape Breton Area


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic
the forthcoming May 19th meeting
at the Steelworkers Hall has been 

CANCELLED




Region 2

Lunenburg and Queens Counties


May 20th   1:30pm

Click HERE for meeting location information





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Do YOU need & want affordable DENTAL insurance coverage ?
Click HERE for more information !!!




Overview on
GMS TravelStar Insurance


Looking for a quote ?
Click HERE




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Useful Information



2020
REGIONAL
MEETING
SCHEDULE




2020  PENSION
PAY  DATES





Seniors' Advisory Council
of Nova Scotia


Meeting Minutes
(Approved)

October 24, 2019

December 5, 2019


January 23, 2020

February 27, 2020

March 26, 2020







Retirees 
Health Plan Booklet

(as contracted with

Medavie Blue Cross
)

Updated Effective Date
January 1, 2019



PROVINCEWIDE 211 TELEPHONE SERVICE
TO ENHANCE SERVICES FOR SENIORS




Public Service Superannuation Plan Financial Statements

Latest statements available for year ended March 31, 2018



Pension News for
Retired Members
of the PSSP


Latest Newsletter is for
Spring of 2019
2019 Pension Payment Dates
Approved COLA Reminder
Helpful Contact Information



Investment Policies and Reports

Including the most recent
quarterly report

for the period ending
  MARCH 31, 2019




Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc
PSSPTI



IN MEMORIUM


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Stephen Gregory MacDonald

July 27, 1938  -  April 27, 2019

Obituary Overview



David Peters

David Paul Peters

April 8, 1945  -  January 21, 2019

Obituary Overview




TOPICS  of  INTEREST

The NSGEU Stand - Latest Issue

Personal Alert Assistance Program

Lawtons Drugs Discount Card Program

2013 Publications re Pensions & Recruitment

Travel Information for Retirees

Update on Shingles Vaccine

2019 Positive Aging Directory



Financial Measures Act - Fact Sheets

BoomersWork - Job Search for Older Workers

ReBoom - a new Northwood initiative

NS Centre on Aging

EHS Ambulance Service Fees

"The Broken Pension Promise"

Johnson Insurance

Great West Life

Canadian Red Cross Volunteer recruitment

Seniors' College Association of NS

Seniors' Legal Planning Information Kit

NSGREA Merchandise

NSGREA Dental Plan

Older Drivers' Program

NS Pharmacare

Community Links


Retirees Health Plan Booklet  

NS Continuing Care

National Seniors Council

NS Pension Services Corporation





NSGEU-The Stand

The NSGEU Stand - Current
Fall 2019 Issue






Personal Alert Assistance Program

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Highlights of the Lawtons Drug Partner Discount Card Program

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Provincial and Local Newspaper Publications re Pensions and  Member Recruitment


BACK to TOP of LIST



TRAVEL INFORMATION
for RETIREES
who want to make travel a part of their memories

BACK to TOP of LIST


shingrix
Update on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination

BACK to TOP of LIST


PAD2019
2019 Positive Aging Directory


BACK to TOP of LIST



NS Financial Measures Act (Bill 17)
Fact Sheet  (2012)
Fact Sheet  (2013)




BoomersWork
Matching older workers with jobs.
Helping to link the right professional profiles to key contract requirements.

NOTE:  Contact BoomersWork directly for information - not the  NSGREA office




ReBoom
A new Northwood initiative - a different way of looking at life and what's important to you and your family




NS Centre on Aging
Check out the most recent
Fall  2017  Newsletter




Emergency Health Servcies
SERVICE FEES

EHS Ground Ambulance Service Fees
(as of April 1st, 2015)



The Broken
Pension Promise


A Presentation to
Convention 2011 by
Region 6 member
Dave Peters


The Real Truth
Where our pension was back in early 2010, where it is today and where it will be in 2015 . . .





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JOHNSON  INSURANCE

. . . offers NSGREA members
Special Discounts & Benefits

Call 1-877-217-5833 OR click above for further details




Volunteer Recruitment      Strategy Underway

Want to be a volunteer with the Red Cross Emergency Response Team in your area?   Positions are now available for qualified individuals - training courses begin in September.
Click  HERE  for more information.




SENIORS' COLLEGE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
Continue your life-long learning by joining the Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia, a registered non-profit providing non-credit academic courses to seniors (age 50+) in Nova Scotia.

< < < See more information opposite on front page.





  The Seniors' Legal Planning
Information Kit
- "It's In Your Hands: Legal Information for Seniors and their Families" is now available FREE online to all Nova Scotians.




Merchandise FOR PURCHASE



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NSGREA Dental Plan



Older Person Safe Driving Program
Older Person Safe Driving Program

View VIDEO
The Older and Wiser Driver



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N S Pharmacare
Family Pharmacare






Check out their latest E-BULLETIN relating to topics affecting Seniors


Healthcare Booklet
Retirees Health Plan Booklet

Latest printing November 2018



Continuing Care
Continuing Care




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National_Seniors_Council


NSPSC
NS Pension Services
Corporation










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