Flourish Centre Bridgewater

A senior's centre with a focus on Positive Healthy Aging programs.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently offering many of our programs online with the Zoom meeting platform (more info below in SERVICES) or see our Facebook Page

How It All Began…
Our mission is to create and facilitate innovative ways to encourage and support healthy, positive aging for people in Lunenburg and Queens Counties.

The Flourish Family Wellbeing Society was created to bring the elements of positive aging to Bridgewater Nova Scotia via a new seniors centre. The underlying philosophy is based on two evidence-based concepts; Optimal Aging, as described by the Fountain of Health and developed by Dr. Kerri-Leigh Cassidy at Dalhousie University. This material is now being researched across the country. The second primary push comes from Cathy Carmody who promoted the idea of a new stage of life called ‘Novescence’, whereby people over 60 years of age are beginning new careers and activities.

   Using these models, the Flourish Wellbeing Society was created to increase people's understanding, appreciation and application of positive aging. It has become the goal of this organization to create an affordable centre for seniors which promotes the concepts of positive aging through an activity-based approach.

"Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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SERVICES
Learn more about the services we offer

Flourish Centre Bridgewater is developing a membership-based seniors centre offering innovative programs for active seniors in the Bridgewater area.

  • NOTE:
    Due to COVID-19 all of our programs at the DesBrisay Museum are currently cancelled and we are now offering them online with the Zoom Meeting Platform.

    We are also currently part of the conversation around the redevelopment of the Bridgewater Memorial Arena and hope to be able to offer our programs from that location should the Town move forward with this plan. Let us know what you think by emailing or phoning us. Or reach out to the Town of Bridgewater for more information on that project.

  • Canadian Centre for Acivity & Aging "Our goal has always been to ensure that older adults perform exercises that are safe, effective and meet their unique needs."

    Videos to improve Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Flexibility and Balance can be found here.

  • Events Special Events

    We host regular events to encourage new conversations on topics of general interest to the community. Last Spring we hosted a public lecture by Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, founder of the Fountain of Health initiative. We've also hosted films and discussions on issues such as Climate Change and Mindfulness.

    Calendar coming soon > Check our Facebook page for current events.

  • > FLOURISH CAFE
    Thursdays at 1:00 PM
    now online with Zoom...
    Come and bring a friend or meet a new one. Free
    ONLINE WITH ZOOM!MEETING ID: # 144-703-299

    Coffee and conversation... we are excited to announce that our Thursday Cafe is up and running with the Zoom Meeting platform.

    For best results, you can download the Zoom app for your computer (or tablet) here: Zoom Meetings app

    Our meeting ID: 144-703-299 #

  • More on the concept of 'Novescence' You can learn a bit more about the concept here, or by coming out and talking to us at one of our events.

    Adolescence, Novescence...?

  • Flourish Monthly Newsletter Link to our monthly Newsletter:

Seeking Leaders, Followers and Creatives...
Yes, you!

IF YOU HAVE CONTENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO THE COMMUNITY SUCH AS MUSIC Lectures or concerts, GARDENING, cooking, ART, Craft, HISTORY, BOOK CLUBS?... PLEASE CONTACT US; WE CAN HELP MAKE YOUR IDEA or WISDOM BECOME A VIRTUAL REALITY HERE ONLINE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

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Hours
  1. Tuesday
    3:30pm
    10:00pm
  2. Wednesday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  3. Thursday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  4. Friday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  5. Saturday
    9:00am
    6:00pm
  6. Sunday
    9:00am
    12:00pm
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