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French Language Session Announced for Public Input

NOTE: Addresses of the campuses follows this release.

As government seeks input from Nova Scotians on how people can continue to be healthy, active and contributing members of their communities as they age, people who prefer to provide feedback in French can do so with the addition of a French language session on July 6 at 6 p.m.

People can attend the session at one of the Université of Sainte-Anne five campuses, including Church Point, Halifax, Tusket, Petit-de-Grat and Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. The university’s videoconference system will connect people at all sites.

Hosted by the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, and with the help of a French-speaking facilitator, participants will be asked to share their ideas.

Government will consider input from the public, research and an advisory committee to build an action plan for an aging population, expected later this year. Meetings are taking place with the general public as well as some targeted groups in order to reflect the province’s diversity.

Input from all Nova Scotians is welcomed, including family members, businesses, the non-profit sector, community groups, as well as older adults. Topics for discussion are paid work, volunteering, aging in place and healthy living.

People can register to attend a meeting and take the online survey at http://novascotia.ca/seniorstalk. The survey can also be requested by mail, by calling 211. The deadline for input is July 22.

Source: Release

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