Presentations and Workshops
We offer a variety of presentations to senior groups, partnering organizations and the general public. The presentations can be on anything which will benefit seniors in our community. Most recently we have offered Safe Banking Online, Scams, Schemes and Frauds and Safe Meds for Seniors and Caregivers. We have offered a Senior Driver Refresher Course in both municipalities which was a tremendous success. Check out our calendar of events to see what's happening near you or contact us if you would like to host a presentation or workshop.
Connect with and Engage Senior Groups
The coordinators often visit with the numerous senior groups in Hants County to share information, answer questions and receive input/feedback. Frequently, they are accompanied by a local RCMP officer who can answer questions, discuss safety concerns and keep us updated with the latest frauds and scams. If you would like us to visit your group, apartments or retirement home, please contact us!
Home visits allow us the opportunity to visit with seniors in their homes so we can review personal safety, home security and address any other concerns which may arise. We can recommend services and offer referrals to programs which may be of benefit and also help navigate systems or complete paperwork. Our coordinators have RCMP clearance, access to a wide variety of resources, are non-judgmental and all information shared is confidential.
Referrals for home visits come from a variety of sources including:Family, Neighbours, Self, RCMP, 211 and numerous other organizations. If you know someone who may benefit from a home visit, please contact us.
The Hants County Senior Safety program is here as a guide to help ensure that seniors are able to find the right information and ensure an understanding of that knowledge. We offer a number of services to seniors, all of which are free of charge, and act as a resources for senior services in our communities and beyond.
2017 will see some new programs introduced such as Senior Lunch and Learns, Activity programming and Tax Preparation Clinics. If you have something you would like to see in your community, please contact us.