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Well-Being HUB

 

 

What is the Well-Being HUB project?

The Well-Being HUB was launched in 2020 as a way for Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and community organizations to work together on identifying and filling gaps in services offered through the Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley. Our network of health and social care providers work together to connect community members with programs, resources and services, offering wrap around supports.

 

We support people who are aging in place, transitioning to supportive care, and providing unpaid care to their loved ones. Our goals are to support community members remaining in their homes and communities longer and to ensure unpaid care partners can access supports close to home.

 

HUB offerings include:

  • the Well-Being HUB Navigation Service

  • Visiting Buddies, a volunteer visitor program for isolated older adults

  • Programming and information sessions

 

VISION

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

MISSION

To create a network of community and health providers who will work collaboratively to provide the right care and supports empowering 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 programs to fill identified gaps.

 

Our Partners ​

Our partners include:

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre

Caregivers Nova Scotia 

Musquodoboit Harbour and Sheet Harbour Public Libraries

Eastern Shore Mental Health

P.A.U.S.E. Wellness Centre

Lea Place Women's Resource Centre

Gerald Hardy Memorial Society, among others...

 

Programming

Well-Being HUB coordinates our own and highlights our partners' programming on topics related to aging in place, transitioning into supportive care, and unpaid caregiving.

 

Sessions on offer through the spring include:

  • Artsy Fartsy Paint Event! An intergenerational creative gathering

    • April 15, 1 pm - 3:30 pm, Lions Centre, Sheet Harbour​

  • Panel Discussion on End of Life Planning: Nova Scotia Health (NSH)'s Palliative Care Team, Bereavement Services and the MAID program

    • May 9,  1 pm - 2:30 pm, Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, Middle Musquodoboit​

    • May 10, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital Board Room, Sheet Harbour

  • Estate Planning Legal Information Session with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS)

    • May 26, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, Harbour Lites Seniors Cl​ub, Musquodoboit Harbour

  • Advance Care Planning with NSH's Inspired COPD Outreach Program's Advance Care Planning Facilitators

    • June 7, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Musquodoboit Harbour​

    • June 12, 11 am - 12:30 pm, Sheet Harbour Public Library

    • June 14, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre

  • Keep watching for more! 


Past sessions have included:

  • Spring Tune Up Mini Clinic

  • Advance care planning 

  • Budget meal planning & plant-based foods

  • Caregiver Stress Management with Caregivers Nova Scotia

  • Conflict management for care partners with mediator, Delphine du Toit

  • Intro to the Care System

  • Scams Against Seniors with the Better Business Bureau and Service Nova Scotia Internal Protection Unit

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Clean out the Fridge Suppers

  • Healthy Brains with Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

  • among others!

 

Click this link to download our current brochure for details, or connect with us on Facebook for more information. 

 

Navigation Service

 

Our Well-Being HUB Navigator, Michelle Williams, offers support to community members through the Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley who are:

  • aging in place

  • transitioning into supportive care

  • providing unpaid care to loved ones.

She can provide information on services & practical supports while helping you access resources, navigate systems, and connect with necessary care.

Michelle is available in person on:

  • Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at the NS Works office in Middle Musquodoboit 

  • Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at The Old School Community Gathering Place in Musquodoboit Harbour

  • Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm at the NS Works Office in Sheet Harbour. 

 

Contact Michelle with your own questions, or to provide a referral for someone else at 902-981-4001; toll free at 1-833-393-2298; or by email at

hubsnavigator@gmail.com.

Visiting Buddies Program

 

We're on the search for volunteers and participants for our Visiting Buddies Volunteer Visitor Program!

Volunteers are paired up with an older adult who could use some company, or whose care partner needs respite. The volunteer visits their "match" in their home or in the community for about two hours per week. Matches last for three months, with the option to extend if resources are available.

 

Visits are social, and can include outings, doing an activity at the client's home, providing company and help for errands, some navigation to resources, hospital visits, etc. Volunteers and their "matches" decide together on a visit schedule that works for both, so the commitment is flexible. Volunteer Orientation and regular training opportunities are offered.

 

If you're interested in being part of this rewarding program, complete the Volunteer or Client Application Form or get in touch at 902-889-2735,                       1-833-393-2298 or wellbeinghubs@gmail.com.

Client Info Sheet

Client Application/Referral Form

Volunteer Info Sheet

Volunteer Application Form

Get involved!

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

 

Contact

 

The Well-Being HUB team is located at The Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour.

 

Project Coordinator: 

Lesley Magee

902-889-2735 or toll free 1-833-393-2298

wellbeinghubs@gmail.com

Navigator:

Michelle Williams

902-981-4001 or toll free at 1-833-393-2298

hubsnavigator@gmail.com

 

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