2018 Bursary Winner


“The Sunset Community is very proud of our on-going partnership with the NSCC Cumberland.

This is mutually beneficial, we are able to offer meaningful work placements, and in return welcome qualified students to our workforce.

The Sunset Community Bursary recognizes a student who exemplifies person-centered care and core values; this year’s recipient is Victoria Varner.  Julie Matheson, Sunset CEO, presented Victoria with the award last evening, June 14th at the NSCC Sweet Success Awards event.

Congratulations Victoria!”

Julie Matheson

Executive Director

Sunset Community

P.O. Box 130

Pugwash, N.S.  B0K 1L0

Sunset Summer Fair 2018

We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring

We are also running a competition through our  Oxford Thrift Store and Laundromat  Facebook page.

Look for the post and follow the instructions here


Summer Fair Colouring Competition

Great cash prizes to be awarded at this years summer fair on the 14th July

Please return by 26th June to The Sunset Community

Good Luck!

Download the PDF here ColoringContest2018



June Lifestyles Activities


Check out our activities with the Lifestyles team

for the month of June here

Our Sunset Gardens


Here at the Sunset Community we have been patiently creating a gardening committee for our residents.  After 3 years we have finally begun to see some results.  Our residents truly enjoy the relaxing act of gardening and we have all been enjoying the fruits of our labour.  Whether it has been just eating fresh veggies out of the garden or going to our resident kitchen areas and cooking things like Squash soup, or kale chips, it has been a rewarding process for all.  We here at sunset, as a not for profit organization, would like to ask our community if anyone has anything they would be willing to donate to our residents through a wish list.

Wish list:

We would like to build a greenhouse so any plastic or lumber.


Cold frame


Hay/ straw

Any plants or trees (Perennial/annual)


Permanant Structures


If anyone would like to assist or donate please contact Shawn Crouse, Manager of Support Services and head of the Gardening committee, at 902-243-2571 EXT.228



Longer opening for our thrift store

New Oxford Store Hours

Our thrift store will be opening longer hours starting this week. Will will be open until 7pm on Fridays and 8:30am – 4:00pm on Saturdays

Come and check us out, we have lots of new products every week



We Are On Twitter

The Sunset Community is now on Twitter

Check out the latest happenings on our Twitter feed here

Please follow us and spread the word!

Achieving accessibility together

Achieving accessibility together – we would like your input

The Nova Scotia government has committed to creating an accessible province by 2030. It will take all of us working together to achieve this goal.

Our next step is to develop a strategy for how we will meet this goal. To do this, we are holding a series of public engagement sessions on what an accessible Nova Scotia looks like and the steps needed to get there.

Topics will include:

  • Accessibility issues;
  • How government should prioritize the development of standards;
  • How communities can contribute to accessibility; and
  • Any sector-specific considerations.




Health Association Nova Scotia – Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce that Health Association Nova Scotia will once again be offering our Membership Scholarship Program. The program is available to permanent employees of our member organizations as well as their children. It offers four (4) scholarships valued at $2,500 each for students enrolled in programs which focus on our four core services (Group Benefits Solutions, Labour Relations and Compensation Analysis, Financial Services, and Clinical Engineering Services) and again this year Health Programs, such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy.

The Health Association is a not-for-profit, non-government, member-based organization that has been serving Nova Scotia’s Health and Disability Support Program sectors for almost sixty years.  We are dedicated to providing exceptional human resource shared services, innovative clinical engineering solutions, policy support, and expertise our customers can count on.  The annual scholarship program was established three years ago to demonstrate our commitment to achieving service excellence in these core functions.

Funding for the scholarship program is made possible by the preferred partnership arrangement the Health Association Group Benefit Solutions Service has with Johnson Insurance. We are delighted that our partnership with Johnson Insurance is providing us with an opportunity to support the education of our members’ employees and their children. By offering scholarships, the Health Association not only offers financial support, we also wish to recognize and reward academic achievement and encourage students to pursue/maintain post-secondary studies.

As announced last year, two of the membership scholarships have been named in memory of two dedicated health system leaders, Garnet Burns and Arlene Morrison, who both passed away in 2016.  We are honoured to name these awards as a tribute to their memory and the extraordinary contributions they made to our health system.

Full details about the Scholarship Program and eligibility criteria are provided in the attached document.  For more information on this program and to download the application form, please visit:


Please note the applications for 2018 must be submitted on or before August 16, 2018.

If you have specific questions that are not addressed in the attached document, please contact Daphney McGuire at daphney.mcguire@healthassociation.ns.ca or 902-832-8500 ext. 260.


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

Contact Info

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

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Health Association Nova Scotia