Celebration of life

Celebration of life

A celebration of life for Rufus held by his family will be this Thursday the 12th April at Mundle’s funeral Home at 2:00, everyone is welcome to attend, (on line condolences to his family in Amherst can be made at www.mmcfunerals.com).

The memorial service to celebrate Rufus’s life as part of our Sunset Community Family will be held next Monday 16th April at 2:00 in our main dining room with Rev. Bill Cook officiating, everyone is welcome to attend. Rufus was part of our family here at the Sunset Community over 25 years and will be sadly missed.

Lifestyles Calendar April 2018


Please click here to see what is going on in our Lifestyles department in April.

Curling season over for another year

Last day of curling for this season

Great pictures of the team curling and afterwards with their medals and participation ribbons following their end of season party.

Dianne Buckler has supported this mainly this year with the other staff supports as needed. Thanks to all!

The team had a great season and had a little gift for the 6 volunteer coaches at the Northumberland Community Curling Club who make this all possible. Thank you so much!



We Are Hiring (Casual Residential Counsellor)



Casual Residential Counsellor

Please send your resume to:

P.O Box 130

Sunset Lane,


NS, B0K 1L0

or use our online application here

We Are Hiring (Support Services)


We are currently looking for:

  • Dietary Service Worker
  • Environmental Service Worker

Please apply through our online career page here or send resume to:



Terri Brander

PO Box 130

140 Sunset Lane


Nova Scotia B0K 1L0

Board of Directors Recruitment

Board of Directors Recruitment

The Sunset Community is currently searching for an enthusiastic and engaged community member to serve on our Board of Directors.  This is a volunteer position.  The ideal candidate will bring expertise in any of the following fields related to:

  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Promotions
  • Law
  • Human Resources
  • Health Care
  • Social Enterprise

As a Sunset Community Board Member, you will be expected to:

  • Maintain a voluntary position with a 3 year commitment
  • Regularly attend board meetings (September, November, January, March, May, and June), meetings take place at 10am on 4th Thursday at Sunset in Pugwash, NS
  • Govern the affairs of the organization on behalf of its members; in accordance with the bylaws, rules, and philosophies of the organization

To Apply:  Please send your resume to jmatheson@sunsetcommunity.ca

The Sunset Community is a non-profit organization providing residential, community –based and vocational services and supports to individuals with diverse abilities in the Pugwash area for over one hundred and twenty years.  Our Mission is to provide the best person-centered services, and to Help People be the Best They Can Be.  Sunset provides employment to approximately 180 individuals in Cumberland County, as well as 60 vocational positions for participants living within Sunset ARC, and in the community.

Thank You Cumberland Health Board

“The Sunset Community is proud to announce we received a Wellness Grant of $1,653.00 from the Cumberland County Community Health Boards.   The Community Health Boards gave out over $40,000 in grants to 29 local community organizations that support and promote healthy lifestyles in an event at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Center in Amherst on Tuesday evening.  An update was provided on the Community Health Plan, special guest – John Ross, MD FRCPC presented, and Wellness Grants were awarded during the event.  Dr. Ross spoke of the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in preventing many health issues, as well as the impact of social determinants on our health.

The Sunset Community’s grant will help support transportation costs for individuals living in the Pugwash area to participate in Special Olympics events that occur weekly throughout Cumberland County.  Involvement in the Special Olympics is enjoyed by all of our participants, and we are grateful to be able to support this on-going engagement in physical activity and community involvement. “

The CHB is always looking for volunteers, and as you know many Nova Scotians have concerns about the state of our health care system but don’t know what they can do…CHB works with the dept of Health on establishing their areas of priority. If you would like to volunteer with the CHB check out Nova Scotia Health Authority Health Board or Cumberland County CHB Facebook page.


Working at Sunset

Working at Sunset

Destroying the Stigma Around Mental Disorders

Our New Sanctuary

Welcome to our new sanctuary

This space is a warm, friendly, inviting place that has such a calming flow you can feel it working its magic on you as soon as you enter it. It is truly a relaxing environment without the distraction of today’s technology.

Many items for our new sanctuary were donated by one of our dedicated team of volunteers at Sunset who also offers our Zentangle program where many of our clients get to express themselves through Zentangle art.

Thank you for donating these wonderful items and helping make this a truly unique environment here at Sunset.


140 Sunset Lane,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1L0

Contact Info

E-mail: General inquires
Phone: 902.243.2571
Fax: 902.243.3222

Proud Member

Health Association Nova Scotia