Friday, August 31, 2012

Controlling Malaria in Africa

Controlling Malaria in Africa: Are We Winning
A Public Talk by Sir Brian Greenwood
7:00 pm Tuesday October 9, 2012
Room 104, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue, Dalhousie University

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting Started - FREE Smoking cessation programs

A Getting Started session will support you in making choices about your use of tobacco products and provide you with more information about our free Tobacco Intervention Program. There is no need to register. All Capital Health tobacco intervention programs are free of charge. Bring a friend! For more info, call 424-2025


Tuesday, September 4
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7-8 pm

Monday, September 10
Moser River Community Hall
6-7 pm

Wednesday, September 19
Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
7-8 pm

Friday, September 21
Belmont House
33 Alderney Drive

Tuesday, September 25
Halifax Community Based Services
1673 Bedford Row

Friday, August 17, 2012

Autumn Orchestral Movement program for older adults

Beginning Saturday September 15, Happily Ever Active will be offering a creative movement program for older adults which unites music, dance and physical activity (including cardio, resistance exercise, balance exercises and stretching). The program will be based on two activities developed at Heart & Soul Summer Arts Camp: chorale drumming, and the interpretation of musical voices through creative movement. Sessions will run from 2:00-3:30 on Saturday afternoons at Spencer House (5596 Morris Street). A snack will be provided at the end of each session.

This program is open to individuals of all health statuses, including those experiencing substantial physical or cognitive challenge. Participants are welcome to attend alongside friends, family members or care partners of all ages. In addition to activity instructors, several volunteers will be onsite at all times to facilitate and encourage the participation of more timid or impaired participants.

While we will be asking for a weekly pay-what-you-wish donation from participants, individuals are welcome to attend whether or not they wish to donate.

Please feel free to distribute this email or poster via any means you wish. If you have any questions about our Orchestral Movement program, please do not hesitate to contact me at (902) 877-6608 or

Art Exhibit

You are cordially invited to celebrate the culmination of Heart & Soul Summer Arts Camp - a free summer arts program designed for older adults, including those experiencing physical, cognitive and social challenges. An exhibit of participants' works will be presented at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (2096 Windsor Street in Halifax), from 7:00-8:30pm on Friday August 31.

We look forward to presenting our participants' works to the community, and hope that you will join us for this special event. Heartfelt thanks to The Robert Pope Foundation, the Halifax Community Health Board, NitroTek, Maritime Hobbies & Crafts and the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for enabling us to offer this program free of charge to all participants for the duration of 2012.
Jesse Robson
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Happily Ever Active
"Why let kids have all the fun?"
(902) 877-6608

Changing Directions-Changing Lives: A mental health strategy for Canada

Putting mental health onto the national agenda is no small task. It will take everyone’s help to change Canada’s mental health system — individuals, employers and employees, schools and students, non-profit organizations and all levels of government.

Recently, the Mental Health Commission of Canada released Changing Directions, Changing Lives, the first mental health strategy for Canada. This is an important step forward for our country, as one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness every year, at a cost of more than $50 billion to our economy. We need action and support of the national strategy to help combat mental health problems and illness.

Take action to support mental health.

This is your opportunity to get more involved in making a difference in support of mental health in Canada. Take some time to read the strategy, send an email to your Minister of Health and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Visit to learn how you can take action to improve mental health for all Canadians. You can make a difference today in the lives of the one in five Canadians who live with mental health problems and illnesses.