The following are the publications and resources that the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging has developed or contributed to their development. For the items listed as available but not provided on this site, please contact us directly to request a hard copy (nsca@msvu.ca). Please note that items marked with a $$ have a cost associated with them.


Title Format Availability
Age-Friendly Cities Project. Halifax Site. Report (PDF)

or contact NS Dept of Seniors

Age-Friendly Rural & Remote Communities. Guysborough County. Report (PDF) or contact NS Dept of Seniors
Age-Related Transitions. Older Parents Caring for Adult Sons/Daughters with Lifelong Disabilities. Report (PDF)
Aging Well in Rural Places. Development and Pilot Testing of a Community Based Strategy for Addressing Depression in Seniors in Atlantic Canada. Literature Review. Report contact Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Alzheimer Specialized Care Units & Programs in Nova Scotia Nursing Homes and Homes for the Aged. Part II. Report contact Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
Atlantic Region Policy Framework on Older Parents Caring for Adult Children with Disabilities. Final Report. Report yes
Atlantic Region Policy Framework on Older Parents Caring for Adult Children with Disabilities. Issue Paper. Issue Paper (PDF)
Both Puzzle and Paradox: Support for Informal Caregivers in Atlantic Canada. Report (English & French) yes
Bridging Research & Decision Makers in the Atlantic Region: Building Capacity in Continuing Care. Workshop Report. Report (PDF)
Bridging Research & Decision Makers in the Atlantic Region. Paper (PDF)

Building Research Capacity for Examining The Impact of Developments on Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents and their Families. Background document.

Report (PDF)
Building Research Capacity for Examining The Impact of Developments on Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents and their Families. Workshop Report. Report (PDF)
Care for the Caregiver. A Manual for Implementing Workshops. Binder from Veterans Affairs Canada
Care for the Caregiver. A Manual for Training Staff. Binder contact Veterans Affairs Canada
Care for the Caregiver. Understanding Family Care of the Elderly: An Information Kit. Kit yes
C.A.R.E. Tool: Examining the Role of Caregiver Assessment in Health Promotion of Older Spousal Caregivers. Report (PDF)
Everyday Technology and Older Adults: Friends or Foes? Final Report. Report (PDF)
Expanding Our Horizons: Building Capacity for Interdisciplinary Research in Aging Workshop Synthesis Report Report (PDF)
Family Violence – Applying Lessons Learned to Elder Abuse. Final Report. Report (PDF)
Getting Connected: Resource for Industry. Binder & Video yes
Getting Connected: Resource for Older Adults. Binder & Video yes
Human Resource Planning in Facility Based Care. Older Workers Initiative. Tool Kit. contact Health Care Human Resource Sector Council
“It’s In Your Hands”, Legal Information for Seniors and Their Families Guide contact Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
Linking the Aging and Disabilities Sectors in Nova Scotia: Resources for Building Bridges. Education Resource Manual. Manual & CD contact marlene.maclellan@nscc.ca
NEXUS Home Care Research: Nova Scotia Home Support Workers. Summary (PDF)
Older Workers: Human Resource Planning in Facility based Care Pilot Project. Final Report. Report yes
Older Parents Caring for Adult Sons/Daughters with Lifelong Disabilities: Age-Related Transitions. Literature Review. Paper (PDF)
Overcoming Barriers: Strategies for Promoting Interaction Between Seniors and Continuing Care Centres. Kit yes
Part of the Process: Enabling Older Caregiving Women to Participate. Report yes
Peer Support Programs: Learning from the Experience of Others. Final Report. Report (English & French) yes
Preparing for Change. Video yes; $$
Preparing for Change. Handbook yes; $$
Preparing for Change. A Guide for Elderly Parent(s) Caring for Adult Sons and Daughters who have Disabilities. Final Report. Report yes
Role of Senior Volunteers in Sustaining Rural Communities. Final Report. Report (PDF)
Seniors Prescription Drug Use in Nova Scotia. Research Report. Report (PDF)
Seniors to Seniors Talking About Cancer Booklet (PDF) hard copy available in French
The Royal Bank Study on Alzheimer Special Care Units/Programs. Part I. Report contact Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
Time for Change. Regional Strategies to Support Informal Caregivers. Report (English & French) yes
Toward a Better Understanding I: A Method to Assess Communicative Abilities. Video yes; $$
Toward a Better Understanding II: A Method to Assess Communicative Skills. Video yes; $$
Using Technology Positively. Fact Sheets Series 1-7. a series of brochures yes; also available on line NS Dept of Seniors
Where to Begin. An Introdutory Planning Guide for Family Caregivers. Brochure (PDF)