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Local Events The following is a list of upcoming health and wellness related events taking place near you. For information on any of the events please use the contact information provided with each event


The Ageing Antigonisher's Walking Club!

WALK YOURSELF TO WELLNESS!! The Senior Safety Program is partnering with StFX University to begin a Seniors Walking Club. FREE of charge, indoor setting, and social atmosphere.
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
Contact: For information and to register please call Karen Armstrong (902) 318-0372


Healthy Cooking Class

Interested in cooking and mutrition too? Have a night out with a friend and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Gilles! Cost of this Sobey's Nutrition event is $15.
When & Where: Sobeys Aberdeen, New Glasgow. Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 5pm - 6:30pm
When & Where: Sobeys Westside, New Glasgow. Monday, Oct. 17th, 5pm - 6:30pm
Menu: Beef stroganoff, Root vegetable mash, and Pear and pumpkin crumble.
Contact: To register please contact Dietitian Jayme Saint jayme.saint@sobeys.com or 902-755-3645


Taste and Learn...

Not sure what to do with some foods but you would like to find out? Or maybe you are sick of the same ol recipes! Come taste a recipe and learn! This is a FREE Sobey's Nutrition event.
When & Where: Sobeys Aberdeen, New Glasgow. Wed. Oct. 5th, 11:30am - 1pm Topic: harvest soup
When & Where: Sobeys Aberdeen, New Glasgow. Wed. Oct. 12th, 11:30am - 1pm Topic: pumpkin part 1
When & Where: Sobeys Westside, New Glasgow. Mon. Oct. 17th, 11:30am - 1pm Topic: pumpkin part 2
When & Where: Sobeys Aberdeen, New Glasgow. Wed. Oct. 26th, 11:30am - 1pm Topic: pears part 1
When & Where: Sobeys Westside, New Glasgow. Mon. Oct. 31st, 11:30am - 1pm Topic: pears part 2
Contact: To register please contact Dietitian Jayme Saint jayme.saint@sobeys.com or 902-755-3645


Antigonish Community Grief Support Group

As we go through life, loss in its many forms can cause very difficult challenges. An 8 week grief support program is being offered to help people walk through the grief process as they encounter a most difficult and painful yet normal experience. All are Warmly Welcome. No Fee.
When: Monday, October 17, to December 5, 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Where: St. Ninian Place, Antigonish
Contact: To Register Contact Facilitators: Gladys MacDougall (902 863-1375) Email: macdougallgladys@gmail.com or Mica Francis ( 902-863 6221)


Health Connections Information Sessions

Beginning in October

To view descriptions of the topics please visit our website at www.easternhealthconnections.ca and click on "calendar".
When: Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Everyone Welcome.

  • 1st Tuesday of every month - Coping with Life's Challenges. Life is full of stress - both good and bad. Join us in a conversation about our reactions to stress. We may not be able to control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it!
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month - Active Living. Join us for a conversation on the who, what, where and the how of active living. You might be surprised how easy it is to get started and how quickly the benefits add up!
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month - Eating Healthy. Come learn practical tips on how to make wise food choices and discuss how to make balanced meals. Sharing healthy habit ideas will help you to develop your own action plan, so you can focus on eating behaviors you are interested in changing.
  • 4th Tuesday of every month - Finding Your Motivation. Have you ever said "I should exercise"....or "I should eat better but I just can't get motivated"? Well, you are not alone. Join us in the conversation about how you can shift your thinking and develop new skills.
Where: Health Connections, People's Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish
Contact: Laurie Smith 902 863-7369 or email: laurie.smith@nshealth.ca

Stop Smoking Program

Are you concerned about your smoking? Free 10-wee Stop Smoking Program. Nicotine replacement (patch, Gum, etc) and medication available.
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where: Room 255 in the Martha Centre, Bay Street Antigonish
Contact: Space is limited. Please call to register: 1-888-291-3535


Women Alike Cancer Support Group

Open to all females with a cancer diagnosis, cancer survivors and their support persons. Come share stories, learning experiences and humor. New members welcome.
When: 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
Where: Health Connections Room #122, People's Place Antigonish
Contact: For more information please contact: Charlene Porter 902 867-4500 Ext 4436.


Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. It restores balance to mind, body, and spirit. Certified Reiki practitioners with many years experience offer treatments FREE.
When: Every Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Health Connections Room #122, People's Place Antigonish
Contact: For further information or to book appointment (902) 863-7369 or laurie.smith@nshealth.ca.


Yoga

Everyone welcome. Rita Brauss CS of gentle yoga. Go at your own pace. Refresh your body and soul. Meet new friends. Yoga can relieve neck and back tension; promote better breathing; improve: sleep and relaxation, digestion, pain and fatigue; balance & posture.
When: Weekly on Monday mornings
Where: Community Room, People's Place Library, Antigonish
Contact: Please contact 902-867-4500 ext 4345 to confirm space.


Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS) Antigonish Chapter

Group meetings intended for those who have experienced brain injury, and/or people who support, work with or want to learn more.
When: Meetings held monthly - contact for upcoming dates and times please email antigonishbraininjury@gmail.com. Website: www.braininjuryns.com
Where: Community Room People's Place Library Antigonish


Community Mental Health

You are invited to attend any or all groups: Yoga, Art Therapy and Life Skills; Music Therapy, Recreation Group, Monthly Support Group; Mind Your Health.
When: Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays varying times
Where: People's Place Library, Antigonish
Contact: Mary or Kelsi at 902 867-4500 ext 4345


Caregiver Support Group

Do you give unpaid care? We offer a confidential, friendly atmosphere for you to discuss your experiences and receive help and information.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Where: People's Place Library, Boardroom #123, 283 Main Street, Antigonish
Contact: Cindie Smith at 902 324-2273 or 1-877-488-7390 or www.caregiversns.org


Men's Health Centre

The Men's Health Centre offers men and boys 12 and older with services and programs that are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes: Mental Health & Addictions Services, Public Health, Family Services of Eastern NS and a physician.
When: Tuesdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Family Services Office, 275 Main St., Suite 103, Antigonish
Contact: Please call for appointment 902 863-2358


Antigonish MS Connection

Antigonish MS Connection is a Self-Help group affiliated with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. We welcome anyone whose lives have been touched by MS.
When: meetings held monthly- contact for more information.
Where: People's Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish
Contact: For more info: Check out our website: www.antigonishmsconnection.com or email: antigonishmsconnection@gmail.com


Alzheimer's & Related Dementia Family Support Group

Peer support for friends and family members of those with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where: People's Place Library, Room 123, Antigonish (Drop in)
Contact: Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia at 1-800-611-6345 or online at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/ns


Lindsay's Health Centre for Women

Lindsay's Health Centre offers women and adolescent girls with services and programs that are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes: Mental Health & Addictions Services, Public Health, the Women's Center, and a nurse practitioner and a physician..
When: Thursdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Antigonish Women's Resource Center, Suite 204, 219 Main Street in Antigonish
Contact: Call for an appointment 902 863-6221.


Parkinsons Support Group

The Antigonish Parkinsons Support Group meets on the third Thursday of every month in The People's Place Library. Together we laugh and support each other, expand our knowledge and our hope. Please drop in or for more information.
When: 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30pm
Where: Health Connections boardroom, People's Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish
Contact: Contact Fran Wittgens at 902-863-3546 or Eric Willumsen at 902-735-2887.


Eastern Nova Scotia Diabetes Support Group

Are you or a loved one living with Diabetes? Are you interested in meeting with others who are facing the same issues? We welcome new members.
When: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm
Where: the Health Connections Room, People's Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish
Contact: For more information please contact Shaun at 902-867-1214 or diabeticsupportgroup@bellaliant.net


Midwifery Community Services

No family physician? Need well women's care (such as pap tests, etc)? Postpartum depression? Want to talk?
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Where: Lindsay's Health Centre for Women, Antigonish
Contact: For an appointment call the Women's Centre at 902 863-6221. For general info call Amanda Ashe, registered midwife, at 902 867-4323.