PROGRAMMING & SERVICES

The Old School is committed to offering programming that contributes to the health and wellness of community members of all ages. In the past, we have offered information sessions and demos around diet and nutrition, managing chronic illness, and financial literacy. In March 2020 we wrapped our pilot movement therapy program, Enhance Through Dance, which was funded through the federal government’s New Horizons Program.

Two levels of Tai Chi for arthritis (Beginner and Intermediate) are offered every Wednesday morning by a local volunteer instructor. Tai Chi is a low key, low impact exercise that benefits the body and mind.  

 

The Old School houses Eastern Shore Mental Health (ESMH), a network of peer mental health supporters who match community members with resources and services. ESMH also offers a weekly peer support meeting every Sunday afternoon, all are welcome. 

Currently the Old School Team is working with Harbourside Lodge in Sheet Harbour and the Braeside Home for Special Care in Middle Musquodoboit to establish Well-Being HUBs on the Eastern Shore and in the Musquodoboit Valley. Well-Being HUBs will offer wrap around supports for community members receiving home care, those in Long Term Care and those who will enter the care system in the future, as well as their care partners. Scroll down for more information on the HUBs project. 

 

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Health & Wellness

Well-Being HUBs Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Well-Being HUBs project?

The Well-Being HUBs project is an emerging network of health and social care providers along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley.  It is led by Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre (Harbourview Lodge) and Musquodoboit Valley Home for Special Care (Braeside).  Well-being HUBs will support community members and their  along the Eastern Shore and in the Musquodoboit Valley with their transition into Continuing Care & Long-Term Care (LTC).

Our goal is to offer wrap-around supports for people receiving care and their care partners, which in turn will help keep community members in their homes longer. At the same time, programming will be offered to support people in LTC by increasing integration in the community and reducing isolation, in addition to meeting the needs of care partners at all stages of their care journey.  

 

Supports and services we aim to offer through the Well-Being HUBs include, but are not limited to: 

  • navigation services

  • educating families on transition for elderly individuals and living well at home

  • assisting with applications and government-related paperwork

  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) for older adults in LTC and in the community

  • peer support programming for individuals/families/caregivers

  • volunteer visitor programming to reduce loneliness

  • Social Work resources and services

  • connecting with existing community programs

  • supporting individuals/families/care partners through end-of-life transitions and grief supports.  

 

Vision & Mission Statements

Vision Statement

A supportive community where adults can transition through life with dignity, accessing the right care and services at the right time.

 

Mission Statement 

To create a network of community and health providers who will work collaboratively to provide the right care and supports that will empower adults and their care partners as they move through life transitions. The network will work to navigate, educate, coordinate and facilitate access to existing programs and services and create new ones to fill identified gaps. 

 

Who are we?

Well-Being HUBs are administered jointly by Harbourview Lodge and The Old School Community Gathering Place (The Old School). A Steering Committee made up of representatives from Harbourview Lodge, Braeside, The Birches Nursing Home (The Birches), The Old School and community members oversee the project activities. 

 

In turn, project activities are guided by individual Working Groups which inform the support work of the Project Coordinator. If you are interested in getting involved in a working group in one of the following areas, please get in touch at 902-889-2735 or oldschoolhubs@gmail.com for more details:

  • Navigation Services Working Group

  • Adult Day Program Feasibility Working Group

  • Programming Working Group

  • Evaluation Working Group

  • Public Relations/Communications Working Group

 

Get involved!

We welcome connections with organizations and individuals who are doing work that complements and could be supported by the HUBs initiative. Get in touch with us if you have ideas for programming and/or services that could help fill gaps. 

 

We are seeking members for project Working Groups, if you have an interest in contributing in one of the following areas, please contact us at 902-889-2735 or oldschoolhubs@gmail.com for more details:

  • Navigation Services Working Group

  • Adult Day Program Feasibility Working Group

  • Programming Working Group

  • Evaluation Working Group

  • Public Relations/Communications Working Group

Logo Contest

This spring we asked community members to help us find our face in the world by designing our logo. The response was strong, with many talented community members submitting entries.  On June 10th, the Steering Committee selected the winning logo, which was designed by Stacy LaPierre. Check it out at the top of this section! 

 

Get in touch

 

The Well-Being HUBs Project staff is located at The Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour. The Project Coordinator, Lesley Magee, can be reached at 902-889-2735 or oldschoolhubs@gmail.com