We have just purchased our Oxford location


The Sunset Communities Social Enterprises have just purchased 18 Water Street in Oxford which is the location of our Thrift Store, Laundromat and Cafe.

We embarked on the development of our new social enterprise back in 2018.  We opened our Laundry, Thrift Store and Café in April of that year.  With the purchase of the building, Sunset is putting down permanent roots in the community at the heart of the Town’s business core.  Community support for our new venture has been incredible from the very beginning and we appreciate every customer and every visitor.  Achieving financial stability, providing employment and contributing to the local economy are very important to us but at the heart of our venture is the programs we are able to provide to our participants and who take part in our other supporting services.

Sunset created this social enterprise for them, and their talent and commitment is what drives our operation to succeed.  Part of The Sunset Community mission statement says “People helping people be the best they can be” –  that will continue to be our guide as we improve our programs and increase the number of participants we are able to serve.  Thank you for everyone’s support and hard work.  Our future looks very bright in Oxford!

The Sunset Community

Pictured: Signing Julie Hoeg, Executive Director & Randy Thompson, Manager Sunset Industries & Social Enterprise


Happy New Year

It is safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other! While there is a long way to go before life will get back to some form of normality we at the Sunset Community would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and prosperous new year.

We look forward to 2021 and continuing our mission to help people be the best they can be!


Wishing you the best


The end of the year is a time of year for remembrance. We take stock of where we came from, and have a moment to think about where we are going, as we pursue the future with hope. May your new year be all that you hope for, and may it be sprinkled with love and friendship. Happy Holidays!


Crafting up a storm


Since our Lifestyles @ Sunset Industries program started back in February the team have been learning many new skills and have been creating some awesome products that you can find in our thrift store in Pugwash. They’ve been enjoying themselves immensely and would love to show you their creations 😉

If you are out an about why not pop down and check out their awesome selection of products. You can find us at 2846 Crowley Road in Pugwash. You’ll be glad you did 🙂


Seasons Greetings


Pugwash, NS – December 9th, 2020 – Sunset Community’s Christmas Courtyard Light-up

Sunset Community can always be counted on for decking the halls, living rooms, and dining areas for special occasions and holidays.  This year, they have taken getting in the holiday spirit to a new level, with the new Christmas Light display in their courtyard.  “Our goal was to make our outside space festive and extra special for all.  Since March, with the many imposed changes to regular life here at Sunset, our employees have been true rock stars and have really rallied around residents to create a positive environment and help them adjust to our “new normal”.  Our Christmas Courtyard is another example of their efforts to ensure that not only health and safety and is a priority, but also providing meaningful life experiences and the opportunity to have fun!” Julie Hoeg, CEO

The inaugural Christmas Courtyard light-up took place on December 9th with hot chocolate, Christmas music, and a dedication speech by Edith McKay.  Edith, who has lived at Sunset for thirty-eight years, shared that “Sunset is her #1, very favorite family home” and she is very happy to see the lights outside this year.

Sunset Community would like to extend a big thank you for generous donations that made this project a reality. Donald Beaton and family, donated $500 to Sunset in Memory of John Beaton, their brother who lived at Sunset for many years.   Additionally, Sunset Community Ladies’ Auxiliary, our biggest supporter of special purchases that benefit all residents, contributed $500 towards the display.  This year’s Light-up is dedicated in Memory of John Beaton, Ina McManaman, David Trenholm, and Brett Rhodes, those who have passed in 2020.   Given the excitement and appreciation in the air, plans are already underway to make this an annual event, which will be sure to be even bigger and better next year.




Christmas is coming


As we head towards the end of 2020 we are truly getting in the Christmas spirit at Sunset. This week we have been putting up our christmas trees and decorating our spaces in anticipation of the big day. Our outside spaces are coming along nicely so keep an eye out for pictures once complete 🙂

We are going to have the best Christmas!

Virtual visits and gift drop off


Dear Family & Friends of Sunset Community ARC Residents,

As this holiday season approaches it is very difficult for everyone, as we are closed to visitors at this time due to Public Health directives in response to COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to help support you to virtually visit with your loved ones, we would be happy to schedule visits using any preferred virtual means.  Additionally, we are happy to accept any gifts/packages to be dropped off at the ARC.

To arrange a virtual visit or a scheduled time to drop off gifts, please contact 902-243-2571 Monday-Friday 8-4pm. 

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season,

Your friends at Sunset Community


Julie Hoeg

Executive Director

Sunset Community

P.O. Box 130

Pugwash, N.S.  B0K 1L0


Visits to The Sunset Community


“As per Public Health directive issued on November 24th, all visits are restricted in the ARC effective November 26th.  Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all Sunset Community participants and employees.”



Social Enterprises closed to in store shopping

It is with regret that our Social Enterprises have closed their doors to in store shopping for the time being. We will continue to evaluate our options to reopen but will do so based on our ability to keep our participants, staff and you the customer safe while in our stores. We will continue our ever popular auctions and will also offer some online sales so please keep an eye on our social media pages for further information.

We thank you for your patience at these trying times.


Social Enterprise Store Closures

Self Isolation Requirement for Non Essential Travel


Below is the latest provincial release regarding self isolation requirement for non essential travel.

Self-isolation requirement for non-essential travel

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


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