Tips for Retiring to Nova Scotia

retiring to Nova Scotia

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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.


Nova Scotia Chapter-(Canadian Association for Retired Persons)

NS Community Links for Seniors

Recreation Nova Scotia

Active Aging Canada

Volunteer NS

Senior Living in NS-Monthly Publication by Chronicle Herald



Windsor/ West Hants


The Crossing

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.

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What to do in the West Hants area?


View Windsor/West Hants Properties Currently for Sale


Wolfville/Kings County


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.

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What to do in Wolfville?


Learn more about Wolfville HERE



View Wolfville Properties Currently for Sale















Bridgewater/Lunenburg County:


Ridgewood Assisted Living

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?

  • Banking
  • Shopping
  • Convenient Transportation
  • Hospital and Healthcare Services


Town of Lunenburg:


Seniors fitness

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

  • Additional recreational activities in Lunenburg:



Dartmouth/Halifax County


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.

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What can you do in Dartmouth?



Medical Services in Nova Scotia


HOME Instead (Home Care)


Find A Doctor in Nova Scotia


NS Health Services