Celebrating our 10th Year

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RTO Events for 2018-2019

Details for each event will be emailed to RTO members. Link for After the Event reports.




Wed. Aug 29

Deep Sea Fishing             


Wed. Sept. 5

Not Back to School Coffee Party                     


Thurs. Sept 20

Introduction to Yoga    

Who:  RTO members and a Guest if desired
When:  Thursday, September 20
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Osprey Yoga, Lake Echo....exit 18

Cost: Free    For more info contact:  Judy Hamilton at:   www.osprey-yoga.ca
Please let me know if you plan to attend, spaces are limited. judy@osprey-yoga.ca
Osprey Retreat Yoga Studio offers a peaceful environment to practise yoga under the guidance of a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher with many years of experience.


Wed. Sept 26

Halifax County RTO Book Club

Where: We will meet at Starbuck at Chapters, MicMac Mall.
When: The last Wednesday of the month, starting September 26 @ 10:00.  
The book: “Sing Me Back Home” by Jodi Picoult. (Or any of her books.)
Note: Join us, even if you have not yet read the book.


Thurs. Sept.27

Gentle Yoga  - Cancelled                    


Wed. Oct. 10

Deprescribing: The Truth About Insomnia and Sleeping Pills


Wed. Oct. 25

Gentle Yoga                      


Mon. Nov. 5

Fine Arts and Crafts Market    


Wed. Nov. 14

Why Do We Act Like Peter Pan When It Comes to Decisions About Aging In Place?


Thurs. Nov. 22

Gentle Yoga  - Cancelled                          


Wed. Nov. 28

Christmas Mandala     
Where:  Findlay Centre, Dartmouth


Tues. Dec. 4

Christmas Table Centre Craft - Cancelled


Thurs. Dec. 13

Christmas Luncheon at Brightwood


Wed. Jan. 16


            Intro to SCANS: Lecture Samplers
Spy School? Geology affects MY life? Have you ever considered taking a non-credit course?  Have you wondered about teaching one? For some answers and sample mini lectures, join us January 16th at 10 am for the 3rd RTO Education Presentation in the Woodlawn Library Lecture Theatre
SCANS presenters: Heather Schellinck (curriculum coordinator), Ian McVicar and Hugh Williamson (real-life “Spy Guys” who teach both the practical and political aspects of spying) an; Marcos Zentilli is our very enthusiastic geologist.    Presenter Bios               


Postponed to
Wed. Feb.

Note: Start Time: 11:00 am

Heart Health for Seniors   Postponed to Feb. 27

Dr. Susan Howlett has agreed to do our 4th session on February 27th.    She is co-chair of the Cardiovascular Research Group (CVRG). The CVRG is a multidisciplinary group of Dalhousie-affiliated clinical and basic science researchers who are involved in studying cardiovascular biology, cardiovascular disease and health issues. She works in The Heart Health Laboratory which has the mandate of helping in the fight against cardiovascular disease. 

Her talk is titled "What old mice can teach us about the biology of aging and frailty". 

Simple Online Registration


Postponed to
Wed. March 6

Bowling  -  Halifax Bowlarama, Bayers Road

Shoes provided, 2 Games; Prize draws;

March 6, 1:30 – 3:30pm

$8.00 per person

  Bea Fourgnaud:  bfourgnaud@hotmail.com  


Wed. Mar 13

Safety for Seniors               


Date Change Thurs Mar 28

Card/Games Party  -  Port Wallis Church, Waverley Road           


Wed. Apr. 17

Dental Health


Wed. May 15

Turning 65 and Your Pension, Blue Cross


Wed. May 22

Plant Sale                           


Wed. June 12

10th Birthday Celebration/AGM                



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