Valuing life-long learning and personal development, positively influencing the world around her.
Marjorie knows about aging first hand.
She fights ageist attitudes and debunks myths.
She is grounded in occupational therapy, public health, community development, and adult education.
Her warm and personal style shines through everything she does.
Marjorie is herself launched in the aging process and has first-hand experience of its joys, challenges, and opportunities.
She is transitioning from gardening guru to fighting ageist attitudes, debunking myths, and celebrating the many contributions of older adults to our communities, our society, and our economy.
Her background in occupational therapy and public health forms a strong foundation to inform and encourage a better quality of life regardless of age, income, or ability.
Marjorie’s sensitivity and humour shine through from her experience in adult education and community development, and she has received several awards.
Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry and Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
“Promoting a positive view of aging”
Community Health Leadership Award, Capital Health Authority
“In recognition of outstanding leadership to create healthy people and healthy communities throughout Capital Health”
Canadian Public Health Association, Janssen-Ortho Inc. Award
“an individual who has significantly advanced the cause, legitimized and stressed the responsibility and state of the art of public health”
Outstanding Volunteer Service, Halifax Regional Municipality
“for her outstanding volunteer service”
Exceptional Volunteer Service, Nova Scotia