Aging well conference in Truro this week

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - A one-day conference in Truro this Friday will share strategies on how to age well in a healthy way.

The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will focus on the local aging demographic and how what happens in all parts of our lives affects overall health. The conference will offer presenters and participants who recognize that the health of the population as a whole is influenced by strategies at many levels. Guest speakers will include a community health planner, physiotherapist and a representative from the Department of Seniors.

Those attending will hear examples of how community and social projects are making a difference in the lives of seniors. In addition, mini-sketches of projects involving singing and well-being, home support exercises, balance and strengthening, Nordic walking, parking spaces for seniors and square dancing will be highlighted.

Also, personal development workshops will be offered and a Year of Aging Well calendar for 2013 will be unveiled.

The conference is sponsored by Community Links, a provincial organization that promotes age-friendly communities and quality of life for Nova Scotia seniors through community development and volunteer action. Its vision is that seniors in Nova Scotia are informed, active and engaged in their communities, have a voice in public policy, and are able to age in place with quality of life.

For more information, go to www.nscommunitylinks.ca or phone 1-855-253-9355.

Organizations: Holiday Inn, Department of Seniors, Nordic

Geographic location: Truro, Nova Scotia

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