Oxford Thrift Store Update

Opening March 2018

Our new thrift store & laundromat will be opening March 2018 and donations of clothing and small household items would be very much appreciated. We will even come and pickup donations if you have a larger amounts and are local to us.

For pickup please contact Randy on 902 243 2664.

Some things we cannot accept accept are below:

  • Broken items,
  • Garbage
  • Dirty, wet or stained items
  • Socks or underwear unless new
  • Incomplete sets of dishes or glassware
  • Suitcases
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Car seats, play pens, cribs etc

This Social Enterprise of the Sunset Community will provide quality employment opportunities, training and skills development to enhance personal growth of the individuals we work with.

 


We Are Hiring

 

We are Hiring

Position:

Casual Residential Counselor

Please send your resume to:

P.O Box 130

Sunset Lane,

Pugwash,

NS, B0K 1L0

or use our online application here


Bell Let’s Talk Day 31st Jan 2018

 

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Is on 31st January 2018

For More Info

Click here

Mental health affects us all

 


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.


Inclusion and Access to Sport and Recreation for Persons with Disabilities

On Wednesday 22nd November 2017 several of our employees attended the Inclusion and Access to Sport and Recreation meeting that was held at the Dr. Carson Marion Murray Centre, Springhill.

The purpose:

A partnership of recreation, sport, health and education representatives are looking to better understand what recreation and sport supports (programs, policies, practices, partnerships) exist for persons with disabilities in Cumberland County, Colchester County, East Hants and Pictou County. Our goal is to create a better understanding of the current situation in order to then focus on ways to collectively improve inclusive and accessible supports in this area.

The focus group wanted input from persons with lived experiences related to access and inclusion by asking questions and getting insight into What’s working? What’s not? And how can we improve things together?

By participating in this focus group consultation, those involved are helping to shape the next steps for this regional collaborative.

All those who attended said it was great opportunity to express their thoughts on the current state of recreation and sports supports currently available and what they would like to see in the future.

 


Ability Privilege

Check out this Inclusion Blog article by Meite Timshel

 

Ability Privilege versus Ableism – What’s the difference?


Summer Street Signers

The Summer Street Signers open the 

2017 Pictou County Chamber awards

 

This is cool!


Location

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