Month: October 2015

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Integrating play in the classroom at New Glasgow Academy

Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment has provided funding for an innovative play-based program at New Glasgow Academy. “Let’s Play!” uses play to teach resilience, self-regulation, and communication skills to students in the 4 Plus to Grade Two classrooms.   “Let’s Play!” fosters healthy child development and builds skills for success by creating an environment rich in play…

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Opening Doors to End Family Violence

A workshop to provide rural areas of Nova Scotia with resources to better understand mental illness and addictions, and their link to family violence. Wednesday, October 21 @ 7 pm Northumberland Regional High School Free

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McHappy for new birthing chair

Staff at local McDonald’s boost McHappy proceeds for new birthing chair The staff of McDonald’s New Glasgow recently dropped by the Aberdeen Hospital to deliver a cheque for $8,000, which represents the proceeds from its 2015 McHappy Days fundraising drive. Pictured above: Michelle Corcoran, McDonalds; Susan Green, Aberdeen Health Foundation, Courtney Robson, RN and Marlene…

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Cora’s New Hope

Cora’s diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder marks a line in her life – a start line. It wasn’t until Cora was properly diagnosed that things in her life actually began to change for the better. Before her diagnosis, Cora’s life was one of contrasts. Born and raised in Pictou County, Cora was blessed with a supportive…

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Free film screening for mental illness week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4 – 10, 2015, and locally, there will be a free film screening to raise awareness of mental illness and its impact on families. Infinitely Polar Bear will be screened at 10 am, Saturday, October 10 at Cineplex Odeon Theatres on East River Road, New Glasgow.This will be the…

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