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Want to serve on our Board of Directors?

 

The Sunset Community is looking for an enthusiastic and engaged community member to serve on our Board of Directors!
This is a volunteer position, and the ideal candidate would bring expertise in any of the following fields, related to:
– Finance
– Marketing
– Law
– Social Enterprise
– Housing
As a Board Member of the Sunset Community, 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) that take place at 10am on the 4th Thursday in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
– 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/C.V. to jhoeg@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 125 years. Our Mission is to provide the best person-centered services, and to Help People be the Best they Can Be.
The Sunset Community provides employment to approximately 190 individuals in Cumberland County, as well as 60 vocational positions for participants living within the Sunset Adult Residential Centre and in the Community. The Sunset Community is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Condolences to the Family of Maggie Stone

 

 

The Sunset Community is saddened to hear of the passing of Maggie Stone.

Maggie was a long time volunteer of the Sunset Community Auxiliary helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over many years with those funds going directly towards initiatives that support the many individuals who call Sunset their home.

Maggie will be missed dearly by all of us at the Sunset Community and wish to send condolences to family and friends at this time.

Rest in peace

Obituary Overview



We Broke Ground

 

Today we broke ground on our new Tennis and Pickle ball courts here in Pugwash and we can’t wait to share them with you 🙂

Stay tuned for further updates as we work to bring our community a wonderful new sports facility.

 

 



Sunset Summer Fair 17th September

 



2021 – 2022 Annual Report

We are proud to present our annual report for 2021 – 2022.



The Spot – Our New Games Room

We have been planning and waiting for this day for so long. Our new Games Room which is named The Spot is now open and we are ready for everyone to come and enjoy this new and exciting space.

It is already becoming a “go to” place to come and have some fun and chill out for a while. We will be adding an incredible arcade machine in the coming weeks to the space to offer even more opportunity for fun, friendship and no doubt a bit a good old rivalry.

A huge thank you to all have helped make this a reality!



“My Days” Initiative Announced by Community Services

From the Government of Nova Scotia:

See the story on their website here

Nova Scotians living with disabilities will have more options as they move into a community to pursue their interests, develop life skills, access employment and connect with friends and neighbours.

My Days is a new initiative that will provide opportunities for people to choose how they want to spend their time as part of community living. Forty residents moving to homes in the community as part of the closure of Harbourside Lodge, an adult residential centre in Yarmouth, will be the first to take part in My Days.

“It is important for Nova Scotians who are leaving large institutions to have access to activities they enjoy or want to try,” said Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services. “This will create opportunities to work, volunteer and be active in their community while helping our communities be stronger, more diverse and inclusive.”

The Disability Support Program is working with service providers and community agencies across the province to expand the list of activities available to participants, starting with people moving to community-based settings. Individuals who currently use day programs will continue to do so. In the future, they will also have access to expanded opportunities available through My Days.

Quotes:

My day starts when I wake up in the morning and ends when I go to bed at night. It is not 9 to 3, Monday to Friday.Member of Disability Support Program Advisory Committee

I’m very excited about the opportunities this new approach will give Prescott Group and others like us to expand our services and meet the needs of people with disabilities in the ways that they choose. This is going to be a great addition to the landscape of our community.Alice EvansExecutive DirectorPrescott Group

Quick Facts:

  • My Days is funded from previously approved funding to continue moving more residents out of adult residential centres and regional rehabilitation centres
  • My Days funding will include individualized supports for participants and will assist community groups to offer new activities, including employment, volunteering, and recreation, that respond to how people choose to spend their time
  • My Days is being developed in consultation with participants, families, advocates and day program providers
  • the Disability Support Program serves about 5,400 children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, long-term mental illness and physical disabilities in a range of community-based, residential and vocational day programs

Additional Resources:

News release – Province Phasing Out Harbourside Adult Residential Facility in Yarmouth: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20201021002

A Roadmap for Transforming the Nova Scotia Services to Persons with Disabilities Program: https://novascotia.ca/coms/transformation/docs/Choice_Equality_and_Good_Lives_in_Inclusive_Communities.pdf

Disability Support Program: https://novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities/index.html



Our new brochure

 

Looking to see what Sunset has to offer? Check out our beautiful new brochure

here

 



Location

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

Contact

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

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