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Seniors Association of SMB Monthly Meetings

No meetings in July-August

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - TBA
2:00 p.m. at Shining Waters Marina

We hope you can attend these events - a good place to meet new people and make friends. Everyone is welcome at any Seniors Association public meeting. Coffee & tea will be served. For additional information email us at or call us at (902) 820-3334.   Read more about Past Events...

SASMB Communications CoordinatorChantal joins our team

Chantal Pelham-Edwards (R) is taking over the communications role at the Seniors Association from Julie Stover. Chantal lives in Glen Haven and can be reached at

Julie is not going far away. She will be the new manager at BayRides and can be contacted at or (902)820-6600.

 Current Events & Activities (Click on headline or check calendar for more details)

  • Please take the online Rural Transportation Survey.This survey is meant to help understand the issues about transportation in rural Nova Scotia and also to help our own BayRides. If you prefer, please click paper-based Rural Transportation Survey that can be returned to the Seniors Information Centre.
  • SASMB ExcursionSeniors Excursion, Tuesday, July 12, 2016: Luckett Vineyard Tour, Lunch, and Tangled Garden Visit. Click on the image to see write-up and photo gallery.

  • Pier 21 Logo Click the image to see pics from the Senior’s first excursion to Canada’s Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Seaport Market and the new Halifax Central Library. Stay tuned for new excursions to the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal, a Valley Vinyard, and to Hope for Wildlife.

  • Bay Expo 2016Bay Expo 2016! Saturday, May 14, 11-3 at Giant Steps Child Care Centre was a huge success. Click image to the right to see the photo gallery.

  • Fore! Calling all golfers: interest has been expressed in setting up an informal golf group. If this sounds interesting or if you are looking for a golfing partner, email or call the Information Centre 902-820-3334.

  • NS Continuing Care Evaluation and Strategy Reports. The recently released Continuing Care Strategy report is now available on our Health webpage.

  • 1 of 3 NS Seniors will fall every YEAR! And, a third of those falls will result in a serious injury! Please watch the videos and read the information about Preventing Falls.

  • Capital Health Community Health Teams are offering many free Wellness Programs including: Managing risk factors; Food, nutrition and weight management; Physical activity; Emotional wellness; and, Parenting. They also offer Wellness Navigation services for people: With a health condition or illness that need help; Having trouble paying for medications; or, With concerns about their child’s mood and what to do next.

  • Visit Capital Health Community Health Teams for a free health assessment. This Personal Wellness Profile helps to identify areas that may be putting you at risk for health problems such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat and waist circumference. You will receive a personal report so you can see where you are doing well and get recommendations on where you can start to improve your health.

  • VON Breakaway Adult Day Program: Half-day program in Tantallon - Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 29 Westwood Boulevard, Upper Tantallon. The cost is $12 per session. For more information or to register for Breakaway, please contact Jenny Theriault, VON Greater Halifax’s Breakaway Program Coordinator, at 902-455-6393 or e-mail

Welcome to the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay Website

The Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay is a not for profit registered society whose purpose is to: Provide housing and accommodation options and assistance for seniors; Research and represent the interests of seniors living in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area; and, Promote and participate in the development of wellness living for seniors in the area. New members are welcome and you may join the Association at any of its public meetings. Read more...

Seniors Information Centre Assists Local Residents

Pharmasave, Upper Tantallon, NS

Now in its fifth year of operation, the Seniors Information Centre founded and operated by the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay is becoming a "go to" resource for local seniors and their families.  Read more...

Please drop in and see us...

Hours: Open Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Summer hours 10:00 a.m. to Noon (July-August)

Located beside the old Pharmasave store at 5181 St. Margaret's Bay Road. Telephone 902-820-3334 (leave a message if no answer) or email

SASMB Programs & Activities 2009-2016 Programs and Activities

Since 2009, the Association has provided many programs and activities related to its primary objectives to improve: Seniors Health & Wellness, Housing, and Living.

These programs, activities, events and other ongoing initiatives are conducted for the benefit of its Members and residents of the St. Margaret's Bay area, and produced by our many volunteers. We have summarized these achievements in a two-page graphic and text document that can be viewed or downloaded - just click on the image.

The list of achievements continues to grow, and includes the following:

  • Seniors Information Centre
  • Monthly Speakers Meetings
  • Website - Local Services Directory
  • Potluck Luncheons & Social Events
  • Birdwatching, Golf, Boat Building
  • Tai Chi, Seniors Exercises
  • Volunteer & Leader Development
  • Seniors Research, Outreach & Advocacy
  • Annual Bay Expo
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Cookbook, BBQ Fundraisers
The Association has also initiated and/or supported a number of other non-profit organizations in the area including:
  • Bay Rides
  • Connecting Communities
  • Bay Treasure Chest
  • Bay Housing

2015 Positive Aging Directory

2015 NS Positive Aging Directory

The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors "Positive Aging 2015 Directory" is now available at the SMB Seniors Information Centre. Please drop in during normal hours and pick-up your free copy.

The 140-page document can be ordered for mail delivery by visiting the Department of Seniors website or by calling 424-0065 or toll-free at (800) 670-0065. The directory (Adobe Acrobat, 9MB) can also be downloaded from their website or by clicking on the image above.

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Community Calendar and Bulletin Board

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Peggy's Cove and other NS Live Webcams

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Vial of Life

The Vial of Life program assists emergency personnel in obtaining important medical facts during a crisis in your home.

Paramedics who respond to your 911 call will look for the Vial of Life symbols and information to assist them in an emergency. This saves time and can save lives!

Pick-up a free Vial of Life kit from the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay Information Centre any Tuesday or Thursday from 10am to Noon and follow the simple instructions included. The Emergency Medical Information sheet is filled out for each person in the home, and stored in the vial in the refrigerator door. Click here for a Microsoft Word version of the form that can be updated with word processing and printed whenever medical conditions or medications change.

The Vial of Life Program is recognized by all Ambulance, Police, Fire, and other emergency personnel throughout NS. It is highly recommended for everyone, and especially for people living alone, taking medication and who have chronic or disabling conditions.

Vial of Life