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Numbers climb for ‘Aging and Engaging – Celebrating seniors in our community’ event 


Organizers for the ‘Aging and Engaging – Celebrating Seniors in our Community’ event are feeling optimistic as the registration draws near.

There seems to be a great deal of enthusiasm, says Pictou County Seniors Council president Terry Donovan. 

“It’s great to see so many registrations so far, and people seem pretty excited about celebrating the contributions of seniors in Pictou County. The event has a little something for everyone, says Donovan.

It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NSCC Pictou Campus in Stellarton. Close to 60 people have already registered, with space becoming limited as the event approaches.

The event will feature a speakers’ panel which includes Martin Fisher, Volunteer and Community Health Board co-ordinator with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and Terry Donovan, president with the Pictou County Seniors Council, talking about how to “age and engage” in Pictou County. Award winning storyteller Sheree Fitch will also be talking about how power, passion and community engagement can create change. 


The event will also have entertainment with new author, journalist and radio host Frank Cameron, local senior line dancing groups, John ‘Spyder’ Macdonald and the Pictou County Brass and Reed band. There will also be some breaks to work in physical activity, and lunch will be provided on-site free of charge. The day will conclude with an opportunity to swing and sway to the tunes of Frank’s Bandstand.

Community Links, Pictou County Seniors Council and Seniors’ Outreach, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and Nova Scotia Community College, Pictou Campus, have partnered to put on this event with funding from the Department of Health and Wellness.

The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 9. For those interested in registering, they can contact Seniors Outreach at (902) 752-8406.

Pre-registration is required, since space is limited. To register, please contact Seniors Outreach at (902) 752-8406 before Oct. 9.

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