Improving the lives of seniors: elder action

As people who have the privilege of being part of communities of elders, we appreciate the wisdom, experience and vibrancy seniors contribute throughout their lives. We also recognize that, as people grow older, they face many issues including ageism, access to affordable and inclusive housing, social isolation, access to care and services, and mental health challenges.

Elder Action is a movement that anchors our Shannex Cares program and guides community partnership and investment decisions, advocacy agenda and other programs.

We support and develop programs and initiatives that create visible, meaningful opportunities for elders to be seen, heard and valued for their wisdom and talents and seek to dispel myths that seniors are disengaged with the world around them.

Join us in this work by becoming an Elder Ally.

Miramichi Outreach Programs

Another way we’re supporting the community is through our Miramichi Outreach Programs. These services have a long history of providing much needed support to seniors in Miramichi and we’re honoured to continue this work.

Feed Nova Scotia Stuff-a-Bus Initiative

Team members from Home Office stuffed the bus with 11 boxes of food and made a $355 donation to Feed Nova Scotia as part of their “Stuff-a-Bus” initiative in December 2022.

The Celebration of Wreaths

Shannex has been proud to support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia over the years. In December 2022, Parkland at the Gardens held their own fundraiser called, “The Celebration of Wreaths.” Collectively, the community had 22 wreaths and raised over $10,000 for the Mental Health