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Volume 18, No. 3, April 2022
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COMMUNITY LINKS UPDATES

Save the Date for our AGM

Please hold June 15 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM for Community Links’ 2022 AGM and Business meeting. The meeting will be held virtually.
 
In keeping with our 30th anniversary theme of Resilience through Connection, we’re excited to have Dr. Michael Ungar, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, present the keynote presentation A Guide to the Individual and Community Resources that Count.
 
Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families, service providers and communities work together to create opportunities for people to find the resources they need for well-being while making those resources available in ways that people experience as meaningful. 
 
April 29th is the Community Impact Sector Day of Recognition!

We acknowledge and thank all those who work in the Community Impact Sector for the important work they do.

May is Caregivers Awareness Month.
 
Throughout the month Caregivers Nova Scotia is celebrating virtually, promoting Caregivers Nova Scotia and the support that is available for anyone that is an unpaid Caregiver. You can see Caregivers resources at libraries throughout the province, follow them online and find their social media at https://caregiversns.org/  See below for a list of workshops.
 
Do you give unpaid care to a family member or friend? As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by all your responsibilities.  Caregivers NS’s goal is to help you identify common stressors and address them before they become harmful to your health. The focus is on strategies to regain or maintain life balance. 
Caregivers Nova Social will be holding free workshops across Nova Scotia on Caregiver Stress Management:

Musquodoboit Harbour : Friday May 13th, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at The Old School Gathering Place, 7962 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour.
Registration is required by Monday May 9th, 2022Contact Catherine Parent at 902.402.0452 or email: EasternHRM@CaregiversNS.org for more information or to register.

Centreville: Tuesday, May17th , 2022, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Centreville Baptist Church, 870 Murray Dr, Centreville, NS
Registration is required by Friday, May 13th, 2022. Contact Jennine Wilson at 902.680.8706 or email: Valley@CaregiversNS.org for more information or to register!

Cole Harbour : Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Cole Harbour Public Library, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS. Please register online: https://halifax.bibliocommons.com/events/62547889f14e694200847527

Eastern Passage: Thursday, May 26th, 2022, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 164, 1341 Main Road, Eastern Passage  Contact Catherine Parent at 902.402.0452 or email: EasternHRM@CaregiversNS.org   Registration deadline: Friday May 20th.
 
Kingston : Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Kingston Library, 671 Main Street, Kingston, NS. Please contact Jennine Wilson at 902.680.8706 to register or for more information. Registration deadline: Friday May 20th.

SEEKING INPUT

SE Health and the Covenant family have joined forces to create the COURAGE: Action for Better Aging initiative, a social movement for change to reimagine aging where older adults have choice, independence and quality of life. They are seeking input from older adults in Canada who live at home and in the community.
 
This survey hopes to understand daily living and care goals and needs now and as people get older. They would also like to learn about the challenges faced to achieve these needs and goals.  Feedback will help the COURAGE team prioritize its activities to support a new vision for aging in Canada.
 
Option to enter a draw for a gift card: Participants may choose to provide their contact information at the end of the survey to enter a draw. Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COURAGEAprilMay
 
Help improve dementia care in Nova Scotia
Help identify and understand the current needs of persons with dementia and explore ways in which telehealth can be used to improve care in Nova Scotia by completing this research survey.
 
Who can participate?
  • Nova Scotians with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia living in the community
  • Family members, caregivers, and care partners of Nova Scotians living in the community with dementia
  • NSH healthcare professionals who provide dementia care
  • ASNS program and services staff members
What does it involve? A survey (20-30 mins) on experiences with dementia care in Nova Scotia
 
To participate or learn more, contact Lindsey Puddicombe, research coordinator at 902-473-4263 or via e-mail at Lindsey.Puddicombe@nshealth.ca.
 
Complete the survey using the links:
Persons with dementia survey:  
Family members, caregivers, or care partners survey:  
NSH healthcare professionals survey:
Visit their website for more information
 
Researchers at Carleton University's READ Initiative are collecting information on the current availability and demand for wheelchair-accessible taxis and ridesharing vehicles in the Atlantic Provinces. They are seeking individuals with accessibility needs interested in sharing their experience of personal transportation in Atlantic regions over a Zoom interview.  Anyone interested may contact Kevin Partridge, at kevinpartridge@cmail.carleton.ca with questions or to arrange an interview.
PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Save the Date for Chebucto Links AGM
May 27, 2022 01:00 pm
Join the Zoom Meeting here https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84566916371?pwd=bmUwditZSWRHclArdktjcm13Q3R3UT09
Meeting ID: 845 6691 6371 Passcode: 738278

Or contact Rachel Shepherd Executive Director, for more information.
Office 902.422.3525 Mobile 902.410.7162
 ed@chebuctolinks.ca  www.chebuctolinks.ca

CARP Nova Scotia has a weekly radio show Aging Well With CARP on CIOE 97.5 & Online  
Produced by Cecil Wright, Hosted by Ron Swan and Bill VanGorder Listen Thursdays at 12:30 pm on 97.5 or online www.communityradio.ca  
 
ONLINE EVENTS AND RESOURCES 

 
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite describes what ageism is, how it works and proposes an alternative to all the hand-wringing. Rethink the messages that frame two-thirds of our lives as a period of decline. Cheer up and push back. Sponsored by KCLS Foundation and in partnership with the Frye Art Museum, Aging Wisdom, Northwest Center for Creative Aging, Era Living and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Register and find other events here.
 
The Department of Justice’s Accessibility Directorate is proud to announce the launch of its Accessibility Awareness Campaign “Access Includes Everyone in Everyday Life” on April 25, 2022.
 
The Campaign’s goal is to increase awareness of accessibility as a human right, challenge stigmas and remove barriers to accessibility through inclusive and diverse representations of disability. The campaign includes three video elements; print, online and digital ads; and a new website   https://accessible.novascotia.ca.
 
There will be an Information Session on the Campaign through Microsoft Teams. Monday, May 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Join the meeting online here.
 
ASL interpretation and CART captioning will be provided; please let us know if you have any additional accessibility needs.
 
We encourage you to help us make Nova Scotia accessible and show your support for the Campaign “Access Includes Everyone”.
 
For assistance or further information, please contact the Accessibility Directorate by phone at 902-424-8280 or by email at accessibility@novascotia.ca.
 
The Mind, Body, Spirit Toolkit has Launched
 
The Mind Body and Spirit Project was a collaborative partnership involving many community partners in Richmond County. Funding was made possible through the community funding stream streams funding with Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness and the Municipality of the County of Richmond. The Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre was pleased to act as the official sponsor and provided the overall coordination.
 
The purpose of the toolkit is to share our story and provide other rural communities access to all the information and learnings that we discovered throughout our project and to share our experiences with other communities in Nova Scotia who support older adults to live their best lives!
 
To learn more and to view the Toolkit visit http://drkingstoncommunityhealthcenter.com/#mbs-toolkit-section
FUNDING PROGRAMS                           
 
Capital Grant for Community Recreation
The Community Recreation Capital Grant  provides funds toward small indoor and outdoor capital recreation projects less than $20,000.  Projects include the renovation and expansion of existing community recreation facilities, such as a roof replacement or a playground component, or the development of new small-scale facilities.  See the Guidelines for more details and requirements, and recent updates that consider the impact of COVID-19 on community groups’ funds.  Applications opens April 1, 2022.
 
The Benefits Wayfinder can help you navigate government programs and benefits. Created by Prosper Canada, a national charity that works with partners in all sectors to develop and promote financial policies, programs and resources that transform lives and help Canadians to prosper.
The aim is to ensure that all financially vulnerable Canadians have access to the financial policies, programs, products and advice they need to build their financial wellbeing.
Visit https://benefitswayfinder.org/

The Government of Canada has released a report on Social Isolation Among Older Adults During the Pandemic.
The report is now available online here (attached in French and English):
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/seniors/forum/reports/covid19-social-isolation.html
 
COVID-19 UPDATES

Stop the Spread and Stay Safe Program
Through the Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with Health Canada and provincial and territorial authorities, eligible non-profits and charities can apply to receive free take-home rapid antigen tests and masks to distribute to their personnel and the people they serve, in addition to the workplace screening program.

The goal is to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by providing individuals and families with an additional tool to help manage their risks and health decisions during the pandemic, in addition to getting vaccinated and following other public health measures. For more information on this program and to apply please visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

Stay up to date with Federal and Nova Scotian  information and updates on COVID-19 and please, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.
 
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