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


The Hiring Chain

St Patrick’s Day Fun

We had a wonderful St Patrick’s day

Hot on the heels of our Winter Carnival week last week we decided to have another party with green drinks, Irish music and a lot of fun 🙂 Who doesn’t like a party?



Winter Carnival – What a great time we had


Last week we enjoyed a wonderful week of Winter Carnival activities here at Sunset. Our main building, Sunset Industries and our Oxford store all took part in events ensuring that everyone had a great time. So many activities, so many smiles and a rather weird looking deer 😉

Thank you to everyone who always make our events such a great success!





Our ILS program is expanding

Today we are celebrating the expansion of our ILS program in Pugwash, Tammy Kirk has this week moved from Sunset into her own apartment in our beautiful village. Tammy has advocated tirelessly to transition to her own apartment in the community and is incredibly proud of her achievements.

We think the pictures below show just how much this means to Tammy 🙂

Our ILS (Independent Living Support) program provides resources and supports that are needed for individuals to successfully transition from other programs such as Sunset into their chosen communities. The supports our ILS program provide are tailored to the individual based on their goals and dreams for their future.

The Sunset Community advocates for and works together with individuals to support growth towards independence and achieving individual goals/dreams. Our mission “People helping people be the best they can be” and our mission “All people will have access to choices and the freedom to live personally satisfying and meaningful lives!” is at the core of everything we do.


The Power of Self Advocacy


As part of the My Voice-My Choice Project, Directions Region one produced a video called “The Power of Self Advocacy” which was part of the “My Voice – My Choice” project.


DIRECTIONS Council for Vocational Services Society is a not for profit organization representing twenty-nine member agencies throughout Nova Scotia. The Council’s mandate is to assist and support member organizations in the delivery of services that promote the employment and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their community. DIRECTIONS member agencies employ over 300 staff that provide a spectrum of services for over 2200 participants within the province. DIRECTIONS provides valuable services for its members including educational opportunities, provincial staff pension, networking, advocacy, leadership and a variety of vocational resources.

Each DIRECTIONS member agency is an integral part of the community it serves; providing training and employment opportunities for participants. Agencies offer a wide variety of services ranging from prevocational programs to community employment placements. The people we serves develop meaningful relationships and expand skills that increase self-reliance and independence. Agencies offer comprehensive skills assessment, case planning and other program options.



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