September 2008

Brighter Futures Coalition-St. John's and District: Sharing with Seniors
Brighter Futures and Agnes Pratt will provide opportunities and materials for parents, children, and seniors to get together monthly and join in activities led by seniors such as bread-making, baking, knitting or singing and have fun while learning.

Skylight Studios: Skylight Studios Visual Artist Studio
Partnering with Community Connections and George St. United Church to establish a visual arts studio for artists who are mental health consumers facing considerable financial and social barriers to creation of their art in the community. This will be an ongoing project with several stages. The first step is to find a space (hopefully the church) to work and to purchase the start-up art materials. Community Connections is providing administrative help and facilitation support as well as providing sustaining funds.

MacMorran Community Centre: Fabulous Foods for Fifties
A maximum of 12 seniors (50Plus) will meet bi-weekly for 10 weeks to take turns shopping in bulk for quality food items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, milk. The group will pay half the cost of the food (around $10 each) and the project will pay the other half. We will partner with Brighter Futures Level Best Bulk Buying Group to learn from their experiences. Educational workshops are also included.

People on the Move Tenant Association: Eating Healthy through Connected Communities
The project will bring together 6-10 adults from the Blackmarsh Rd. and Salter Place area over the fall/winter in a community kitchen where they will learn about healthy eating on a low budget, recipes and ingredients, cook nutritional foods to take home. Social networking with new people. Volunteers for both communities will work together. Partners: Vibrant Communities.

Community Youth Network Southern Avalon: Healthy Relationships
The concept behind this project is to bring youth (40-45) from all over the region (Bay Bulls to Cappahayden) together for a 2-day workshop on Sexual Health and Living. Through partnerships with NL Sexual Health Centre, Iris Kirby House, Baltimore and Mobile School and the Community Youth Network our goal is to deliver a workshop that will raise key sexual health and relationship issues.

Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre: Coffee Quest
The purpose of Coffee Quest is to bring together consumers (mental health, physically and developmentally delayed, homeless, under housed, socially displaced, and seniors), who access programs and services at The Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre and various community partners for a time to socialize, as well as an opportunity to provide information to them on a variety of subjects related to health and well-being, education and employment opportunities, recreational, etc. Partner: MUN School of Nursing.

c/o Health Promotion, Eastern  Health
Mount Pearl Square – Community Services
760 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl,  NL  A1N 3J5

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