Sharing the love

It may be shaping up to be a long season for those in nursing homes, as lockdown protocols at many places continue and winter weather continues. But a pair of students at Pictou Academy are doing their best to combat the winter blues for residents with some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. As part of their...

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Head, shoulders, knees and chairs

Things are picking up, or rather sitting down, in Pictou at the Legion with a new chair exercise program that has already begun to attract a crowd in its first few weeks. Each Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., approximately 30 or so people gather at the legion to take part in the low impact...

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A lifetime of care

Not even retirement could keep her away — Vivian Breen has certainly earned the lifetime achievement award for her 52 years as a licensed practical nurse in Pictou County and across Nova Scotia. Breen so enjoyed her work as an LPN that, just two months after retiring from Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou, she returned...

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A farewell — for now

Not many people can say they love every part of their job, especially after 40 years of working hard. Johnny MacLeod, now a retiree of Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou, is one of the few. After four decades of working, MacLeod finished his last day of work at lunchtime last Thursday and got all done...

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