Congratulations Edith


We celebrated a very special lady on Friday

A lady who set a goal of losing 100lbs!

A lady who achieved that goal!

A lady who inspires us all each and every day!

Edith Mackay you rock!!!!

Outdoor Visits at The Sunset Community


“As per the provincial announcement, we are happy to share that the Sunset Community will be open for outdoor visits as of June 2nd.

Please call 902-243-2571 to set up a visit at the ARC, or 902-243-3227 to set up a visit at Driftwood Cottage.”

See you soon!



Dear Family & Friends of the Sunset Community


May 11, 2021

Dear Family & Friends of the Sunset Community:

Given the current COVID-19 situation in the province, it is timely to reach out and provide an update as to how we are doing at the Sunset Community.  With the recently announced lock-down in the province on April 28, we have reinstated many of the restrictions from early on in the covid-19 pandemic.  I want to provide reassurance that Sunset has been and will continue to adhere to Public Health protocols and Long-term Care/DCS Guidelines as they apply to each of our programs.

Participants, residents, and employees have been very resilient and understanding of the need to have these measures in place.   Under current restrictions, all of our homes and worksites are closed to the public and visitors.  Community outings are once again restricted, with the exception of essential medical appointments.  In the Adult Residential Center, we have reverted to our “cove bubbles” similar to a single household bubble.  Frequent education is provided to all Sunset Community members as a reminder of the importance of frequent hand hygiene, social distancing, and proper PPE use for employees.

Screening of covid-19 symptoms occurs daily for all residents and employees.  Since March 2020, there have been over 250 negative covid-19 tests completed.   Additionally, asymptomatic serial testing happens on a bi-weekly cycle for all ARC employees, and is available to all employees.  More importantly, almost all ARC residents, and Driftwood Cottage residents have received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on April 27, 2021.  ILS and day program participants received their first dose on April 28, with second dose scheduled for May 19.   Throughout March and April, a large number of Sunset employees have also received their vaccinations.

Despite all of the protocols in place, there continues to be a lot of fun, and laughs over the past few months; Winter Carnival, Easter arts and crafts, Saint Patrick’s Day party, and special Mother’s Day meal just to name a few of the highlights.  Our Lifestyles Department and all employees focus on providing meaningful experiences daily.  With the weather improving, there are many walks and activities outside on our beautiful grounds as well.   Our gardening committee has started working on this year’s Patchwork Garden, and plans are underway to develop an outdoor fire pit area for everyone to enjoy.

Sunset deeply appreciates the support and care we receive from family, friends, and our local community.  To provide connection during this period, all clients have access to online visits and calls.  If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a virtual visit please contact us at 902-243-2571.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.  The health and holistic well-being of all members of the Sunset Community continues to be our priority.


Julie Hoeg, CEO

Thank you to the Pugwash Co-op & Membership



The Sunset Community wish to thank the Pugwash Co-op and it’s membership for supporting the purchase of new sensory equipment through the monthly snowball draw. We received a cheque for $1222.50 for the month of April which will help provide much needed sensory products for our clients to enjoy for many years to come.

Thank you for supporting the Sunset Community





Sunset Closed to Visitors


The Sunset Community will be closed to all visitors from 8am 28th April 2021 until further notice.

  • All homes licensed by the Department of Community Service under the Homes for Special Care Act cannot have visitors and residents cannot have community access.
  • All adult day programs for persons with disabilities funded by the Department of Community Services will be closed except for scheduled vaccine clinics at three of these programs.
The Provincial release is below:
New COVID-19 restrictions include closing most retail businesses, reducing gatherings to household bubbles and closing public and private schools across the province.
The following restrictions are effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, and will remain in effect until at least May 12:
Gatherings, schools and daycare
— Nova Scotians can only gather indoors or outdoors with their household bubble, which is the people they live with
— households of two or less people can socialize with one or two others but they must be the same people for this two-week period
— no unnecessary travel between communities; a community is defined as the municipality where you live – people should stay as close to home as possible when accessing essential or necessary services or products
— all public and private schools are closed
— day cares will remain open, with the focus on providing service to those providing essential services or have no other child-care option; essential workers who need help to access childcare supports can contact or call 1-877-223-9555
— mandatory masking for staff, visitors and children over two years old in indoor child-care settings
— mandatory masking outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained, including playgrounds and parks
— in private indoor workplaces such as offices or warehouses, masks are mandatory in all common areas, places where there is interaction with the public, areas with poor ventilation, and areas where distance cannot be maintained
Retail and business
— retail stores are closed for in-person service unless those stores provide services essential to the life, health or personal safety of individuals and animals. These stores can remain open at 25 per cent capacity and include those that provide:
— food
— pharmaceutical products, medicine and medical devices
— personal hygiene products
— cleaning products
— baby and child products
— gas stations and garages
— computer and cellphone service and repair
— electronic and office supplies
— hardware supplies
— pet and animal supplies.
— restaurants and licensed establishments are closed for dine-in service, but contactless take-out or delivery is allowed
–Nova Scotia Liquor Commission stores can remain open at 25 per cent capacity
— personal services such as hair salons, barber shops and spas are closed
— regulated and unregulated health professions can remain open with an approved COVID-19 plan
— Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and Sydney and First Nations gaming establishments and VLTs must close
Events, recreation, arts and culture
— wedding and funeral ceremonies can have five people, plus officiants
— no social events, special events, festivals, arts/cultural events, sports events, faith gatherings, wedding receptions, or funeral visitation or receptions
— no meetings or training except mental health and addictions support groups, which can have 10 people with physical distancing and masks
— virtual gatherings and performances can be held with a maximum of five people in one location
— all fitness, recreational and sports facilities are closed
— licensed and unlicensed establishments cannot host activities such as darts, cards, pool and bowling
— indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities are closed
— businesses and organizations offering a wide variety of indoor recreation activities are closed, such as indoor play areas, arcades, climbing facilities, dance classes and music lessons –outdoor recreation activities, including individual sports, are allowed and encouraged; outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with a maximum of five people and physical distancing
— museums, libraries and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are closed, but libraries can offer pick-up and drop-off of books and other materials
Long-term care/special care
— there will be no visitors or volunteers allowed inside long-term care facilities except for designated care providers and no visits to the community
— all adult day programs for seniors closed
— all homes licensed by the Department of Community Service under the Homes for Special Care Act cannot have visitors and residents cannot have community access
— all adult day programs for persons with disabilities funded by the Department of Community Services will be closed except for scheduled vaccine clinics at three of these programs
People who do not follow the public health measures can be fined. For example, the fine is now $2,000 for each person at an illegal gathering.
The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)
If you need help with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern call Community Mental Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free)
For more information about COVID-19 testing and online booking, visit


The Sunset Community expands facility and employment services



The Sunset Community expands facility and employment services

Additional space will enable Pugwash social enterprise to create more vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities

April 14, 2021 · Pugwash, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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WinAbility Nova Scotia


WinAbility is a 50-50 raffle supporting services for Persons with Disabilities in Nova Scotia.

Together we create opportunities for people with Disabilities in Nova Scotia.

There are chances to win every week! Winners will be drawn by live video. You can direct the proceeds from your tickets to the charity of your choice.

Thank you for supporting WinAbility 50/50! Follow us on Facebook here:

The charities taking part in the WinAbility 50/50 are all part of DirectioNS Council:

You can choose the charity of your choice from the drop down menu. A percentage of each ticket sold will go directly to the charity you choose.

Go to our Rafflebox page here

CMHA Mental Health Week

CMHA Mental Health Week is 3-9 May 2021



For more info click here

Happy Easter

From all of us at The Sunset Community


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140 Sunset Lane,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia,
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