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11am Health Talk

Adults 65+: Doing Your Taxes Has Its Benefits


At this session, you will learn about the benefits and credits that are available to you when you file your tax returns. You will learn *what to expect if CRA is trying to contact you, *how to avoid getting scammed, *different services that the Canada Revenue Agency offers and more.



Donavin Robinson, Canada Revenue Agency,

Government of Canada


12 Noon Health Talk

Importance of Wellness in Aging

Frequencies, particularly our inner voices, have the potential to transform our health. Positive frequencies, like uplifting music or calming affirmations, can reduce stress, improve mental well-being, and even boost the immune system. Let's explore how harnessing these frequencies can positively impact our overall wellness as we age.

Cheryl Prince, Wellness Advocate, Cheryl Prince Consulting


1pm Health Talk
Social Prescribing

Following in the footsteps of Clyde Hertzman’s biological embedding and social causation of disease and ill-health, Adam's presentation will focus on the co-design, co-creation, and co-production of health and social care for individual and population health improvement.


Dr. Adam Hoverman, Family Medicine & Preventive Medicine Physician at Wellington Medical Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, Social Prescribing Co-lead for the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice, and Board Member/Facilitator Trainer with the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative. 


2pm Health Talk

Fun Volunteer Opportunities


Come and hear about great volunteer opportunities with:

 Elderdog Nanaimo

During this presentation you will learn about Elderdog Canada and how you can help them to preserve the essential bond between dogs and their senior families. Elderdog Canada believes that we cannot call ourselves an age-friendly community unless we are able to “keep love in the home”.

 Hand-in-Hand Program, Volunteer Nanaimo

Everybody has a story! The Hand in Hand Intergenerational storytelling project connects volunteers with seniors to record their stories to share with family and friends.


Nanaimo Lifeline

Do you have a couple of hours per week available to chat and connect with a senior in your community? Nanaimo Lifeline Check‐In Services Volunteers support seniors in the community by maintaining a social connection and referring individuals to resources and events within the community.

Listen to great Senior and Health/Wellness programs every week on community radio


Tune into CHLY 101.7 FM and have a listen!

Every Monday tune in at 1:00pm to Act 3 with Cathy Holmes to listen to many of the NSSN Members as guests on the show! 

Every Wednesday, listen to "Wellness Wednesdays" at 1:00 with host Teresa Ostman . The show features a collective of different voices and viewpoints to inspire, entertain and inform on a variety of topics all related to achieving or maintaining wellness.

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