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Well-Being HUB

 

 

What is the Well-Being HUB project?

The Well-Being HUB project is a network of health and social care providers along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley. Led by Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre (Harbourview Lodge) and Musquodoboit Valley Home for Special Care (Braeside), Well-Being HUB supports community members and their care partners who are aging in place and those transitioning into supportive care, as well as their care partners. Our goal is to offer "wrap-around" supports in hopes of keeping community members in their homes longer.

 

HUB offerings include:
1) Well-Being HUB Navigation Service
3) Visiting Buddies, a volunteer visitor program for isolated older adults
3) 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 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 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

 

Programming
 

Our fall 2022 has wrapped up, stay tuned for more programming opportunities in the Spring of 2023! Workshops and information sessions will be offered on topics relevant to caregivers, those managing chronic conditions, and those beginning the transition through the care system.

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

The Well-Being HUB Navigator offers support to community members along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley who are aging in place, transitioning into the care system, or caring for a family member, friend or other loved one. They can help community members access resources, navigate systems, connect them with necessary care, and other supports. The Navigator also provides information about services, practical supports, and connections to community resources. 

Contact the Navigator with your own questions, or to provide a referral for someone else at 902-889-2735; toll free at 1-833-393-2298; or by email at hubsnavigator@gmail.com

Visiting Buddies Program

We're looking for volunteers and participants for our new Visiting Buddies Program! This program takes place along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley. 

 

This is a new addition to the Well-Being HUB where we match volunteers with an older adult who could use some company. The volunteer visits their "match" in their home or in the community for one to two hours per week. The 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, 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.

Client Info Sheet

Client Application/Referral Form

Volunteer Info Sheet

Volunteer Application Form

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!

Visiting Buddies is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and

the Department of Seniors and Long Term Care's Age-Friendly Communities. 

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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