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NSGREA represents about 3300 dues paying members as of January, 2019)






Are you a retired civil servant, with extra or flexible time on your hands, and looking to supplement your income?

Elections Nova Scotia is actively recruiting qualified candidates for the challenging and rewarding role of Returning Officer.  To find out more about upcoming public information sessions regarding this role, as well as the recruitment process, Click HERE.





Advisory Council on the Implementation
of a National Pharmacare
Community Dialogue



  The formal public consultation process
has ended, but
YOU can still be involved.


  Click  HERE  to learn about the Advisory Council and to learn how you can share your ideas on this most important topic
affecting senior Canadians like yourself.




A Message from the
Canadian Labour Congress
(the national voice of Canada's unions)


Pharmacare


It's crunch time. The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is about to report back to the government.

Big Pharma and insurance industries are spending big bucks to lobby for a "fill-in-the-gaps" model. Let's make sure that we challenge their self-serving efforts.

You can write to the Chair of the Advisory Council, Dr. Eric Hoskins, right now. Tell him that half-measures and band-aid solutions won't work.

Click  HERE  to send your message to Dr. Eric Hoskins (Chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare).

We can't underestimate the power of every message we send at this crucial moment. The Council is working on its interim report as I write this.

Let's make sure the report reflects what we want and what we need.




LETTER OF THE WEEK:
Pharmacare doesn't fit the bill

. . . . . from a Nova Scotia Pharmacare member's experience and perspective

Published in the January 5, 2019 edition
of the
HALIFAX Chronicle Herald






Seniors' Advisory Council of Nova Scotia


PRIORITIES for 2017 - 2018

The Seniors' Advisory Council of Nova Scotia will advocate for seniors in this province for measurable improvements in the following priorities by being informed and influencing the decision makers in various government departments responsible to carry out the actions of the priority.

 

Priority #1            Patient Centered Health Care

 

Priority #2            Monitor the recommendations of SHIFT:

                                    Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for An Aging Population

 

Priority #3            Financial and Pension Security in Retirement

 

Priority #4            Facilitate the Participation of Seniors in Nova Scotia’s

                                    Economic Recovery

 

Priority #5            Support for Caregivers




Click  HERE  for further details





Seniors' College Association
of Nova Scotia




Winter course information and in-person registration sessions
to be provided from January 7-9 in HRM, Chester, Mahone Bay, Liverpool and Truro, as follows -




Halifax - Monday, January 7/2019 (information only)

Chester & Mahone Bay - Tuesday, January 8/2019

Liverpool & Truro - Wednesday, January 9/2019



Click  HERE  for more information.






2017 - 2018 Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP)

Annual Report
(Click above)

The Annual Report provides you with interesting statistics about the PSSP. It also includes information on the PSSP’s 2017-2018 investment performance and its financial status at year-end March 31, 2018.  




2018 Positive Aging Directory
Welcome to the 28th edition of  the Positive
Aging Directory
. A guide to programs and services for
Older Adults
in Nova Scotia.
2018 Positive Aging Directory




WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF
     YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR                                    COMMUNITY ?


Learn about Mentoring Plus, an initiative led by Dalhousie University's College of Continuing Education, which brings together retirees who want to share their skills, knowledge and networks with groups of young adults who need help determining a career path.

Click HERE to view further information regarding
the Mentoring Plus strategy for social and economic opportunities.





aging population plan

SHIFT: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population



community health teams

The Community Health Team (CHT) is a community health model that focuses on the promotion of health and wellness. CHTs support individuals and families to build knowledge, confidence, and skills to help make healthy lifestyle choices and to better prevent and manage risk factors that are common across chronic conditions.  Each CHT collaborates with many partners, and is working to strengthen links across the health system, and involves the participation of the community it serves.  CHTs are led by Primary Health Care at Nova Scotia Health Authority, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre.  For more information, visit www.communityhealthteams.ca







As part of the Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society,
members of  NSGREA are able to receive great 
Fleet Discount Pricing
on NEW Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat vehicles.

To take advantage of this special pricing, contact Head Office to obtain
a special "Fleet #" to present to participating Chrysler dealerships
as part of your purchase process.






BAYRIDES  -  a community based, non-profit organization offering affordable, reliable and accessible transportation to all residents of the St. Margaret’s Bay area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, is seeking volunteer drivers to complement their service.

Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicle and are reimbursed for mileage.

bayrides

If this seems like a worthwhile use of your time and service to your community as a retiree, CLICK on the above logo for additional information and to download a volunteer driver application form

OR

Simply call  902-820-6600  to speak with a member of the organization directly.



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2019
REGIONAL MEETING SCHEDULE

Click on region title
to link to specific regional web page


REGION 2


Lunenburg/Queens Area


Thursday, May 9, 2019

1:30 pm
Royal Canadian Legion
78 Churchill St
Bridgewater, NS




REGION 3

Halifax/Dartmouth Area


Thursday, March 21, 2019
 
1:30 - 3:30 pm
NSGEU Building, Board Rooms A & B
255 John Savage Ave
Dartmouth (Burnside), NS


Thursday, May 16, 2019
 
1:30 - 3:30 pm
NSGEU Building, Board Rooms A & B
255 John Savage Ave
Dartmouth (Burnside), NS




REGION 6

Annapolis Valley Area


Thursday, April 25, 2019
 
  10:30 am
Lions Den, Windsor Community Centre
78 Thomas St
Windsor, NS

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
 
  10:30 am
Kings Presbyterian Church
  5563 Prospect Rd
New Minas, NS




REGION 7

New Glasgow/Antigonish Area


Thursday, May 9, 2019
 
  1:30 - 3:00 pm
Sobeys, Aberdeen Mall
East River Rd
New Glasgow, NS



REGION 8

Cape Breton Area


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
 
  1:30 pm
Steelworkers Hall
369 Prince St
  Sydney, NS

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
 
  12:15 pm
DINNER MEETING
Steelworkers Hall
369 Prince St
  Sydney, NS




REGION 9

Truro Area


Monday, April 8, 2019
 
  1:30 - 3:00 pm
Douglas Street Recreational Centre
40 Douglas St
Truro, NS




REGION 10

Yarmouth Area


Thursday, March 28, 2019
 
  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Sobeys, Community Room
76 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS



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January - July
2019

REGIONAL
MEETING
SCHEDULE




2019  PENSION
PAY  DATES





Retirees 
Health Plan Booklet

(as contracted with

Medavie Blue Cross
)

Updated Effective Date
January 1, 2019



press release
early  in  2017 -
a few words from our Premier's Office re a

Pharmacare  Update



PROVINCEWIDE 211 TELEPHONE SERVICE
TO ENHANCE SERVICES FOR SENIORS




Public Service Superannuation Plan Financial Statements

Latest statements available for year ended March 31, 2018



Pension News for
Retired Members
of the PSSP


Latest Newsletter is for
Fall of 2018
2019 Pension Payment Dates
Approved COLA Reminder
Helpful Contact Information



Investment Policies and Reports

Including the most recent
quarterly report

for the period ending
  SEPTEMBER 30, 2018




Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc
PSSPTI




David Peters

David Paul Peters

April 8, 1945  -  January 21, 2019

Obituary Overview




TOPICS  of  INTEREST

The NSGEU Stand - Latest Issue

Personal Alert Assistance Program

Lawtons Drugs Discount Card Program

2013 Publications re Pensions & Recruitment

Travel Information for Retirees

Update on Shingles Vaccine

2018 Positive Aging Directory

Financial Measures Act - Fact Sheets

BoomersWork - Job Search for Older Workers

ReBoom - a new Northwood initiative

NS Centre on Aging

EHS Ambulance Service Fees

"The Broken Pension Promise"

Johnson Insurance

Great West Life

Canadian Red Cross Volunteer recruitment

Seniors' College Association of NS

Seniors' Legal Planning Information Kit

NSGREA Merchandise

NSGREA Dental Plan

Older Drivers' Program

NS Pharmacare

Community Links


Retirees Health Plan Booklet  

NS Continuing Care

National Seniors Council

NS Pension Services Corporation





NSGEU-The Stand

The NSGEU Stand - Latest Fall Issue

Check out Page 19 for a submission
by our President - Bernard Conrad




Personal Alert Assistance Program

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lawtons
Highlights of the Lawtons Drug Partner Discount Card Program

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Provincial and Local Newspaper Publications re Pensions and  Member Recruitment


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TRAVEL INFORMATION
for RETIREES
who want to make travel a part of their memories

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shingrix
Update on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination

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PAD2017
2018 Positive Aging Directory


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NS Financial Measures Act (Bill 17)
Fact Sheet  (2012)
Fact Sheet  (2013)




BoomersWork
Matching older workers with jobs.
Helping to link the right professional profiles to key contract requirements.

NOTE:  Contact BoomersWork directly for information - not the  NSGREA office




ReBoom
A new Northwood initiative - a different way of looking at life and what's important to you and your family




NS Centre on Aging
Check out the most recent
Fall  2017  Newsletter




Emergency Health Servcies
SERVICE FEES

EHS Ground Ambulance Service Fees
(as of April 1st, 2015)



The Broken
Pension Promise


A Presentation to
Convention 2011 by
Region 6 member
Dave Peters


The Real Truth
Where our pension was back in early 2010, where it is today and where it will be in 2015 . . .





johnson insurance
JOHNSON  INSURANCE

. . . offers NSGREA members
Special Discounts & Benefits

Call 1-877-217-5833 OR click above for further details




Volunteer Recruitment      Strategy Underway

Want to be a volunteer with the Red Cross Emergency Response Team in your area?   Positions are now available for qualified individuals - training courses begin in September.
Click  HERE  for more information.




SENIORS' COLLEGE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
Continue your life-long learning by joining the Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia, a registered non-profit providing non-credit academic courses to seniors (age 50+) in Nova Scotia.

< < < See more information opposite on front page.





  The Seniors' Legal Planning
Information Kit
- "It's In Your Hands: Legal Information for Seniors and their Families" is now available FREE online to all Nova Scotians.




Merchandise FOR PURCHASE



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NSGREA Dental Plan



Older Person Safe Driving Program
Older Person Safe Driving Program

View VIDEO
The Older and Wiser Driver



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N S Pharmacare
Family Pharmacare






Check out their latest E-BULLETIN relating to topics affecting Seniors


Healthcare Booklet
Retirees Health Plan Booklet

Latest printing November 2018



Continuing Care
Continuing Care




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NSPSC
NS Pension Services
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