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Stephen’s Thrift Store Blog #10

Stephen’s Thrift Store Blog #10


By: Stephen Thompson


Special Olympics was finally back on this previous weekend, weather finally was agreeable after three weeks.


Monday January 27th, 2020

Morgan was picking away at the Oxford Frozen Foods, plant garments.

Duncan was doing his job of mopping up the floors until they sparkled.

I tallied up an Inventory of food items in the Store Freezers.

I took on the newish task of vacuuming. I suctioned up debris of salt from the doormats located at the both sides of the location.


Tuesday January 28th, 2020

Duncan and I had the work coffee together before we started our work day.

I did the finishing touches on the Inventory list.

I Worked with Morgan at the Frozen Foods work attire. We buttoned up and dropped them into baskets to wash and hung up dried garments by order of sizes.

I added a drawing onto a paper, to go along with the text that Amanda made up for an auction sign.

Duncan was working in one of his new tasks: cleansing the door knobs, handles, tables and other surfaces. He was happy to be taking a new duty, to do something outside of the everyday routine.

Duncan also gathered up the trash together, to replace the bags with brand new bags.


Wednesday January 29th, 2020

Today is Mental Awareness day. To commemoration the store is giving out Free Coffee, one per Customer.

Michael was at work mopping. He cleaned the floors to a brilliant shine.

Angus came into the store today and seemed to be in good spirits and was snacking on pie.

Morgan and David shared the Laundromat from a segment of the morning. David spoke in friendly demeanor with Morgan as they worked.

Michael checked for hangers and had other tasks to be dealt with for his shift.

David’s task afterward was wiping down the doorknobs, mirrors and handles with a cleaner.  

Amanda and Patti got Michael to work on the assembly of a wooden container for the store.


Deals and Fundraiser: 


The thrift store will be having a Fundraiser to donate money to send to Australia to assist with the aid to the injured animals.

We are looking for donations for animal pet baskets.

Anyone who donates a new unopened item will receive a $5.00 Thrift Store Gift Card.

Bag Day is going on Until February 1st.

Coffee & Cookie Deal- $2.00

Or Cookies 2 for $1.25- Until the end of the month.

February 2020 Lifestyles Calendar


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Lifestyles Happenings February 2020


29th January Bell Let’s Talk Day

29th January 2020

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Stephen’s Thrift Store Blog #9


Oxford thrift Shop and Café Blog

January 13th-January 18th 2020

By: Stephen Thompson


Sunday Jan 12th, 2020 was a messy day with the freezing rain pelting my window pane waking me up in the morning. The roads were dirty. Special Olympics were cancelled due to weather.


Monday January 13th, 2020

Amanda and Nicole are the staff members working.

We arrived after the hectic weather of the previous day.

Morgan seemed like his normal-self when talking with Amanda and Nicole poking some gags, in-between his job cleaning and hanging Oxford Frozen Foods clothes.

Duncan was mopping up a lot of snow drippings today; it had been tracked in easily because of how messy it was outdoors. His spirits seemed high. He was happy to be working.

I was writing and doodling on a white board for a discounted Coffee and other hot beverages that were on special that day. Amanda took my photograph with the completed panel.

Afterwards, I was doing Inventory of items in freezer in Kitchen and Break room.


Tuesday January 14th, 2020

I carried in donations with my Dad.

Both Amanda and Nicole were working at the shop.

I had a morning coffee. Duncan and Morgan were all ready for their job.

The Café was lively today with chit-chat and cheerful conversations.

Maintenance worker was doing a check-up on the Laundromat pipes and filters.

Mary did a new task within the Laundry room and was excited to try something new or different than the usual routine.

I checked the inventory of number of outfits kept in the shop.

Morgan did his standard Oxford Frozen Foods tasks within the Laundromat.


Wednesday January 15th, 2020

It is a snowy day today, flakes lightly falling down.

Patti and Amanda are staff working today at thrift shop keeping up at maintaining the shop.

Morgan is working today at the cleaning and hanging clothes on the laundry side.

Baked goods are being prepared by the Staff. The baked goods left a pleasant smell wafting in the air.

Michael showed up for his work coffee, ready to take on his tasks for the day. He Mopped and cleaning the floors.

David showed up today for his job. He washed tables down and mirrors.


Updates on previous weeks:

Christmas break began for me after the Party we held on Friday December 20th, 2019.

We played many games like: dropping candy canes on a string (the majority missed or recoiled and made debris), throwing plush snowballs into a wicker basket, guessing what was in a giant bag and wrapping paper opening with oven mitts.

We had a X-Mas dinner and everyone won a prize at the Party!

Over the Holiday I had time to sleep in and stay warm. The weather was great the majority of the duration of the winter break.

I saw Christmas lights, decorations and wreaths on houses in the: Amherst, Oxford and Pugwash areas throughout the Winter Holliday.

I ended up having Dinner in Amherst at the Lion’s Centre on Christmas Day.


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Employment Opportunity – Occupational Therapist


Employment Opportunity

Occupational Therapist

Sunset Community description:

The Sunset Community is located on the Northumberland Strait in the picturesque village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

The Sunset Community supports adults with Physical and Intellectual disabilities. We provide safe and supportive living, learning and work environments so each individual can live a satisfying and meaningful life.

The Sunset Community is a leader in removing barriers which prevent those we support from access to choices

As an Occupational Therapist you will provide support to the Sunset Community Clients, Health Clinic, Nurse Managers, and report to the Director of Client Services regarding any responsibilities.

Job duties:

The successful candidate will provide programs and services to Sunset Clients according to established standards and administrative policies. This will involve assessing client’s needs, and planning, implementing and documenting Occupational Therapy services while working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will be responsible for other duties as assigned and as part of the job description.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy or Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy Entry Level, from an accredited University
• Registered member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
• BLS-C or CPR certification
• Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
• Previous experience in Physical Medicine – O.T.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to organize, develop and initiate ideas and programs
• Commitment to working in an interdisciplinary approach
• Demonstrate good communication skills, verbally and in writing
• Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Require access to a reliable vehicle

Additional Requirements:

• Criminal Record Check
• Proof of education & training certifications
• Proof of any additional required qualification
• Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
• Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

Hours of work: 2 days weekly.

Salary Information: As per provincial pay scale.

Please apply through our online application here or send your resume to

January 2020 Lifestyles Activities


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Celebrating the new year

To end 2019 we thought it would be a great idea to kick back and have a good time 🙂

2020 is going to be a great year!





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