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Social Connections

We Create Opportunities for People in Our Community to Connect

Beyond individual health, social connectedness can create trust and resilience within communities. A sense of belonging in our neighbourhoods, schools, places of worship, workplaces, and other settings have many positive benefits.

Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close, like family, friends, and co-workers or they may be with people you know casually. They can be with people you see everyday or those you see once in awhile. Research shows that social connectedness can lead to longer life, better health, and improved well-being. Each of us contributes to building meaningful connections in our roles as next-door neighbour, friend, family member, colleague, volunteer and community member, and citizen.

Photo of people in costumes dressed up for Halloween trivia night at the Seaside Centre.

Tips for Staying Connected

Join a Club or Volunteer

At the Seaside Centre we create opportunities for people to connect with old friends and make new ones. Whether through attending an event or through volunteering, connecting with others can help combat loneliness and bring a sense of meaning and purpose to our lives.

A great way to meet others is to join one of our clubs, of which there are many: garden, bridge, pickleball, quilters, and crafters. Check our events page or send an email to

Man and woman sitting at a table at a craft fair selling their artwork.
Photo of a man and woman preparing ground and seeding a vegetable garden.

Social Connections – Resources

  • Queens County Garden Club is a group of gardening enthusiasts who love to spread their knowledge. They organize regular guest speakers, workshops and local garden tours. New members are always welcome. Learn More>>
  • Queens County Pickleball Learn More>>
  • Queens County Events Calendar Learn More>>
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness-Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Learn More>>
  • Home Alone-Mental Health Commission of Canada Learn More>>
  • Senior’s College Association of Nova Scotia Learn More>>
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Two smiling women preparing food for a community Thanksgiving dinner.
Student volunteers lined up for a group picture at a fundraising dinner.

Donate or volunteer—it’s easy to support our community work.