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Health boards to host information session on Wellness Funds

NEW GLASGOW – 

Community Health Boards in Pictou County will host information sessions about available Wellness Funds in September.

Projects supported by the Wellness Fund in the past have made a significant difference in addressing barriers to participation and contributing to supportive environments that encourage community members to live healthy lives.

“Participants will have the opportunity to network with other organizations and community groups, meet community health board members, learn more about the funds available and hear about the new zone health plan,” says Heidi Sinclair, Chair, Central and East Community Health Board.

“There is also an opportunity for one-on-one consultation for grant applications.”

The sessions will feature the new community health plan for boards in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Northern Zone.

Kim MacLean, chair of the Pictou West Community Health Board says the new plan draws on the priorities from the ten Community Health Boards in the Northern zone, and involved consultation with community stakeholders from across the zone.

“We had some great conversations about what makes our communities healthy and how community organizations can work together to improve the conditions that support health in our communities.”

Wellness Fund applications are now available to community groups to support projects that aim to help people in Pictou County lead more healthy lives. These funds are distributed by the local Community Health Boards. Local projects can be awarded up to $3,000 in funds.

Session locations and dates are:

• River John Library: Sept. 10 (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

• New Glasgow Library: Sept. 12 (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

• Pictou Library: Sept. 19 (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

To learn more about the information sessions or the Wellness Fund, contact Lynn Langille, Community Health Board Coordinator at lynn.langille2@nshealth.ca or 902-324-0621.

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