What is the Well-Being HUBs project?
The Well-Being HUBs 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 HUBs supports community members and their care partners who are aging in place and those transitioning into Continuing Care & Long-Term Care (LTC).
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.
Our goal is to offer "wrap-around" supports to people receiving care and their care partners, in hopes of keeping community members in their homes longer.
HUBs offerings include:
1) Programming and information sessions
2) Navigation Services
3) Coming soon: "Visiting Buddies" - a volunteer visitor program for isolated older adults on the Eastern Shore and in the Musquodoboit Valley.
Vision & Mission Statements
A supportive community where adults can transition through life with dignity, accessing the right care and services at the right time.
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.
Our partners include:
Well-Being HUBs activities are funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program,
the Department of Seniors and Long Term Care's Age-Friendly Communities,
and Nova Scotia Health's Innovation Catalyst Fund.
Our spring programming is underway along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley! Workshops and information sessions are on offer with topics relevant to caregivers, those managing chronic conditions, and those beginning the transition through the care system.
Spring Tune Up Mini Clinic (Musquodoboit Harbour)
Advance care planning (Middle Musquodoboit & Sheet Harbour)
Budget meal planning with plant-based foods (Middle Musquodoboit, Sheet Harbour, Musquodoboit Harbour)
Caregiver Stress Management with Caregivers Nova Scotia (Musquodoboit Harbour)
among others! Check back often to see our many programs or workshops
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The Well-Being HUBs Navigator offers support to community members along the Eastern Shore and in the Musquodoboit Valley who are aging in place or transitioning into the care system, along with their care partners. 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 email@example.com.
Visiting Buddies Program
We're looking for volunteers and participants for our new Visiting Buddies Program! This program will take place along the Eastern Shore and through the Musquodoboit Valley.
This is a new addition to the Well-Being HUBs where we will match volunteers with an older adult who could use some company. The volunteer visits their "match" in their home or in the community for two to three hours per week. The matches will last for six months, with the option to extend if resources are available. Visits will be social, and could 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" will decide together on a visit schedule that works for both, so the commitment is flexible. Volunteer Orientation and regular training opportunities will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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.
The Well-Being HUBs team is located at The Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour.
902-889-2735 or toll free 1-833-393-2298
Navigator - Coming soon! In the meantime, contact the Project Coordinator with navigation questions.
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