Welcome to the Halifax County RTO Website!

 
  A message from Canada’s Minister of Seniors on COVID-19
Spring RTO Newsletter has been cancelled -  many activities have been cancelled so there is little news to share.
  Check our Provincial RTO site to see RTO relevant updates regarding Covid-19 Coronavirus
 
  Absences due to CoVid 19

NS Needs Stronger COVID-19 Action
  Nova Scotia Pension Commission Office - partial closure
 
  Info from Johnson Insurance:

As the Covid-19 virus continues to evolve - details regarding Medoc and when coverage will and will not come into force. 

Medavie Blue Cross has also developed a link on their website which they will be updating frequently as things change.

   
  Discussions continue around National Pharmacare
   - Article by Allison Martell - 
Canadian election clears path for universal drug plan
 

Please see the letter from the Pharmacare Now Coalition and the impressive number of organizations that have signed on!
 - Bill Berryman, Provincial RTO President

  RTO Pre-Retirement presentation for NSTU members
  NSTC Alumni Reunion 2020
 


RTO Events for 2019-2020 - Details posted as confirmed.

Details for each event will be emailed to RTO members.

Date

Event

Contact

*A=Activity
*P=Presentation


Previously held events.
 

Wed. Apr. 8            10:00 am
Woodlawn Library Theatre

Cancelled by Halifax Public Libraries

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), starting Monday, March 16, all public programs at Halifax Public Libraries are cancelled until further notice. This does not apply to tax clinics. This news post provides more information on our response to the situation, and will be kept up-to-date with any changes to Library service.

 

Speaker Series Event - Dr. Susan Howlett, Department of Pharmacology, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Heart Health Lab

Topic: Impact of age and sex hormones on heart function: why studies in young male animals are not enough

Promo: The heart changes during the normal aging process, even in the absence of cardiovascular disease. We suspect that these changes set the stage for the development of heart diseases in later life. In our laboratory, we are exploring how the heart changes with age in mice to help us understand the underlying reasons for the effects of age on the heart. In our studies we discovered that the influence of age on the heart differs between the sexes. Therefore, we have started to explore the role of sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen, in these age-related modifications in heart function. These fundamental findings help us understand cardiac aging and the reasons that older men and women tend to develop different cardiovascular diseases as they age.
nancy@barkhouse.ca *P 
TBA - details to follow Painting on Silk Workshop, Findlay Centre bfourgnaud@hotmail.com *A
Wed. May 13          10:00 am
Woodlawn Library Theatre
 

Cancelled by Halifax Public Libraries

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), starting Monday, March 16, all public programs at Halifax Public Libraries are cancelled until further notice. This does not apply to tax clinics. This news post provides more information on our response to the situation, and will be kept up-to-date with any changes to Library service.

 

 

 

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Speaker Series Event - Health Service

Tina McPhee - The Community Health Team

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, Nova Scotia Health Authority, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre.  For more information, visit www.communityhealthteams.ca

Suzy Teubner - 211 Services

Navigating the expansive network of community and social services provided by government and the not for profit sector can be challenging. With the launch of 211 Nova Scotia in February of 2013, thousands of community and social services available across the province are now just a phone call or mouse click away.

nancy@barkhouse.ca *P 


June TBA

RTO Bar-b-que - details to follow    
 

Revised April 16, 2020

 
     

Halifax County RTO Executive

     

Provincial RTO Links

RTO Deals & Discounts

 

RTO Newsletters  (Winter 2020)

 
  Pharmacare advisory council calls for national drug agency...
  Pension Regulation Change re Extension of the number of substitute days allowed
  Staples Discount for RTO Members
 
 
 

 


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