“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.