“I was in Cape Breton and when I retired I moved to Truro because my daughter was here,” she said. “I’ve been here a year and know the town a lot better than if I hadn’t joined. I’ve also met some wonderful people.”
Women and couples who are new to the area are invited to attend monthly meetings, as well as join newcomers and alumnae for lunches, coffee, book club and stitch and craft club.
“A lot of people seem to retire here and it’s nice to have something like this for them,” said Kavanagh. “Most of us are women on their own but there are a few couples. We have as many as 20 or more attend some gatherings, with members picking up those who can’t drive.”
People can remain as newcomers for three years, then move on to the alumnae group. Membership is $20 per year.
Newcomers Club monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, from September to June, in the Sobeys Community Room (upstairs), Robie Street Sobeys, at 7 p.m.