Going to the Clay Café, swimming in the local wellness centre, bowling, making healthy meals together or tobogganing in the backyard—the new weekend respite program for children and youth with varying abilities does it all.
With Nova Scotia having the oldest Canadian population demographic, physiotherapist Wendy Lee Hamilton and her Senior LINCS team were inspired to create a program to get mobility-impaired older adults living in rural areas moving, by getting in some indoor recreational walking during the long winter months.
Alix Speirs and her son were stuck on the continuous poverty cycle of feast then famine.
Living on a low income, when she got money she would spend it on pre-made and junk food right away, without saving anything for the following weeks.
This new series of videos available for youth in Pictou County is designed to highlight the range of services for youth with mental health and addiction issues in the community, as well as how to access them, whether that's through the formal system or a community-based agency.
Depending what day and time you arrive at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, you could find yourself in the midst of a family supper, a community lunch, the Good Food Café and produce market, a cooking workshop or a gentle yoga class, among other possibilities. Whenever you go, you’ll find a sense of belonging.
Just imagine the stress and anxiety you and your family might face if a loved one was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There would be so many questions and sometimes difficult decisions to be made at a time when you are struggling to understand what is happening and why.