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DID YOU KNOW - APRIL 2024

Are you (or do you know) a retired teacher who would like to join the RTO? Simply complete the Application form, available under the Horizontal display menu item, Documents

YOUR Winter/Spring 2024 RTO NEWSLETTER can be viewed HERE

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Forms and Applications on this website are now fillable. Instructions can be found in the Documents Menu.

► To view the latest edition of RTO Deals and Discounts list, CHECK HERE

► Your Retired Teacher Insurance: Updated March, 2024 - Who do you call? CHECK HERE


2024 RTO Annual General Meeting Resolutions

Note: In accordance with the RTO Constitution, Resolutions to be presented at the 2024 AGM can be found here. These resolutions will be presented at the RTO AGM for debate and approval.

THE 2024 RTO PROVINCIAL CURLING BONSPIEL was hosted by the KINGS Local RTO at the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville, NS, Friday, March 8th., and Saturday, March 9th., 2024. We extend congratulatons to Co-hosts Ed Getson and Keith Moore for organizing such a successful Bonspiel. Their final Bonspiel report can be read HERE.


NOTE: The NS HEALTH link, CHECK HERE
offers one-stop shopping, by identifying the many health services available to Nova Scotia residents.
Its Main Menu, updated frequently, provides answers to questions you may be hesitant to ask of our health care system.

The NS Positive Aging Directory gives quick and easy access to the many programs and services offered to seniors in our province.




The 2024 RTO Annual General Meeting

The RTO 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, May 16th 9:30 at the NSTU building.

Registration: Please review and complete the Website registration form for complete details on registration deadlines, RTO Dinner, Accomodation details and more. HERE

Accommodations NOTE: A block of rooms in the name of the NSTU Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) has been reserved at Hotel Halifax for delegates requiring accommodations. Each member must book their own room by calling 902-425-6700 . Please use Group Block name “NSTU Retired Teachers Organization ”  or the Block Code “ 230514NSTU ” to book directly under the block and receive the special rate $129.11 which includes parking and a complimentary buffet breakfast. Alternatively, your booking can be done on line at: reservations.travelclick.com/108084?groupID=3989208

President and Vice President Member at Large Positions

UPDATE: March 3rd., 2024 RTO President and Vice-President Nominations

The RTO Nominating Committee received one application for the position of RTO President and the position of RTO Vice-President prior to the February 28th., 2024 deadline.

Elected by acclamation, congratulations are extended to:


Ambrose White - President 2024-2026

Vice-President - Pat Hillier - Vice-President 2024-2026

Bill Berryman, RTO Nominating Committee Chair.

Member at Large Positions

The following Member-at-Large positions are open for nomination in the following three regions for the 2024-2026 term.

☆ Cape Breton-Victoria (Glace Bay District, New Waterford, Sydney and Area, and Northside-Victoria ☆

☆ South Shore (Lunenburg County, Queens, and Shelburne County) ☆

☆ Valley (Annapolis, Kings, and West Hants) ☆


An Application Form for the above Member-at-Large positions is posted HERE
and can also be found under the Documents Menu on this website and in the Winter edition of the RTO Newsletter.
☆ ☆Interested candidates must submit a completed application to his/her Branch President by April 1, 2024. ☆ ☆
The names of the elected Members-at-Large will be announced at the RTO AGM on May 16th., 2024.


2022 Annual Nova Scotia Teachers Pension Plan Report

Your 2022 Nova Scotia Teachers Pension Plan (NSTPP) Annual Report is available for viewing HERE, or for viewing online on the Teachers’ Pension Plan website under NSTPP Members Publications.
2022 Report Highlights can be viewed HERE

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NSTU/RTO Deals & Discounts

Be sure to check for the latest NSTU/RTO Deals & Discounts (MARCH 2024) HERE
or on the side bar.





ELDER ABUSE

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW!

ACER-CART has produced a resource

for retired teachers and seniors to counter elder abuse.

in a information brochure and available here to view, in English OR French.





ACER-CART Recommends McMasters Optimal Aging Portal

Newspapers and the Internet cover lots of stories about health care for the aging Canadian, but the emphasis is usually on drama (dramatic findings from a new study, dramatic events with no mention of related scientific research), with less emphasis on substance.
Readers are left to wonder which information to trust.
The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER-CART) supports the McMaster University Optimal Aging Portal which features quality scientific evidence about healthy aging information that can help Canadians remain healthy, active and engaged and to manage their health conditions.
The Portal evaluates health research and resources, telling users whether free health resources on the Internet and in newspaper stories are based on scientific research, are reliable, and are worthy of note.
Users can register for free at: McMasters Optimal Aging Portal and gain easy access to search the full content of the Portal.


April is Advance Care Planning Month

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day to promote conversations about your wishes and values for your future health care.
Advance Care Planning or ACP is a process that helps people prepare for future health care decisions and to choose decision makers in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.
The RTO has been partnering with the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association to help people and their families prepare for a serious illness through advance care planning education. For more information on Advance Care Planning you can contact  Advance Care Planning or The Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association
 The Retired Teachers Organization and the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association  jointly provide leadership for the planning to our membership and community.
 If your RTO Branch is interested in conducting an Advance Care Planning Workshop, please  contact your Branch President or Alyson Hillier at nsrtopresident@gmail.com



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Last Updated: APRIL 1st., 2024