Linda has a keen interest in the outdoors and makes the most of her recreation and leisure time. Hiking, running, kayaking, and photography are just a few of her interests. She enjoys animals and wildlife. An active life style and the time she spends in nature rejuvenates her and adds meaning to life.
Linda attended Mount Saint Vincent University, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Upon completion of her degree Linda decided to specialize and furthered her education through Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC.) While at NSCC Linda received a diploma in Therapeutic Recreation, with a focus on older adults. Linda received the Governor General's Award for highest marks obtained in a diploma course while at NSCC.
Upon completion of her education Linda worked in the field of Recreation Therapy for over two years in a hospital setting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. While in Halifax, experience was gained in the areas of acute care, mental health, and restorative care. She later moved to the south shore and worked for over four years as a Recreation Coordinator in a long term care facility.
Linda has always had a keen interest and desire to assist older adults to remain in their own homes for as long as they wish to remain, and for as long as they are safely able to remain at home. With this goal in mind and realizing the need of a certain level of physical fitness being a necessity, Linda specialized further and became certified through the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging as a facilitator for the Home Support Exercise Program and Functional Fitness for Older Adults.
"He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate." ~ Henry David Thoreau