Retiring is a major life change in itself. Retiring and moving to another community or province can make the life change all that more over whelming. With so many memories, so many friends associated with your past community, how do you make sure your next home will measure up?
When looking for your next home that will fit your retirement lifestyle you envision, it’s important to research the area and even the province before making a decision. It is not just a move, it’s a lifestyle change.
So what makes a new community appealing, specifically a retirement community? Socialization, access to important care options, entertainment, a support system, and amenities that fit your lifestyle are most valued.
Let’s explore different communities in Nova Scotia, highlighting opportunities, recreational activities, amenities and an example of varying levels of retirement communities within them.
A popular retirement lifestyle community. One to three bedroom, one level stylish homes built with efficiency in mind. A sense of community where residents volunteer to coordinate indoor and outdoor activities and day trips.
Rental units – www.the-crossing.ca/rentals/
What to do in the West Hants area?
- Property maintenance packages available
- The Crossing Community Trail
- Fort Edward National Historic Site
- The Avon Valley Golf Club
- Victoria Park
- Falmouth Mini Park and Causeway Trail
- Avondale Wharf and Waterfront
- Senior swim programs (Kings Edgehill School)
- Hants County Senior Safety Association
- Live theatre events at Mermaid Theatre
Wickwire Place Retirement Living
Residents are able to rent their own apartment while utilizing a varying level of support and amenities designed for entertainment, convenience and health and safety such as onsite dining, housekeeping, maintenance and security.
Rental units – https://wickwireplace.ca/rental-units/
What to do in Wolfville?
- Acadia Athletic Complex Swimming, fitness centre and classes, an indoor and outdoor walking trail.
- Al Whittle Theatre
- Wolfville Farmers’ Market
- Wolfville Dykes
- Wolfville Waterfront
- Multiple wineries and fine dining locations
Close to Parks, museums, banks, walking trails, a community public library, medical facilities, convenient and varied shopping on a traditional Main Street and beautifully situated on the LaHave River, retirement in Bridgewater simply makes sense.
What’s available in Bridgewater/Lunenburg County?
- Convenient Transportation
- Hospital and Healthcare Services
Town of Lunenburg:
This fitness program offers 3 moderate-intensity classes per week in our fitness studio with experienced instructor Paula Masson. We endeavour to provide a good mix of cardio workouts with strength and toning exercises.
- Morning walks, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8am
- Community pool www.facebook.com/lunenburgswimmingpool
- History, Bluenose 2 https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/
- Golf www.bluenosegolfclub.com
- Curling www.curllunenburg.com
- Additional recreational activities in Lunenburg:
Parkland at the Lakes
Apartments/suites with amenities, varying levels of attentive personal services and beautiful gardens. Choose from lifestyle apartments, all-inclusive lifestyle, assisted living or short term stays.
What can you do in Dartmouth?
- Beautiful walking trails https://www.alltrails.com/canada/nova-scotia/dartmouth/walking
- Accessible shopping https://www.micmacmall.com/
- Public library
- Medical centres
- Dartmouth seniors service centre https://www.dartmouthseniors.ca/
- Meals on Wheels Program https://www.dartmouthseniors.ca/programs/#meals-on-wheels
- Sullivans pond https://www.shubenacadiecanal.ca/sullivans-pond
- Recreations program
- A full schedule of activities each week that are both educational and great for your health and well being. Activities include: Bridge Club, Yoga, Fun and Fitness, Knit & Stitch, Painting (Watercolor and Acrylic), Woodcarving, and Choir. A Card Party and Supper are held once a month.
Medical Services in Nova Scotia
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