Recreation Opportunities - People with Disabilities
Social and recreational activities are available to persons with all kinds of disabilities. Programs are based on the needs and interests of the individual. The goal of these services is community integration, engagement and involvement. In most cases, an individual with a disability will be integrated in existing programs in the Town of Sackville. Where appropriate, a volunteer will be recruited and trained to support the person who wishes to participate in activities.
Opportunities such as a bowling club, swimming, darts, crafts and games tailored to people with social, intellectual, cognitive and/or physical disabilities may be offered and advertised in the local newspaper and will be run if there is sufficient registration. Self-help, peer support, common interest and other groups may be established on a demand basis.
Volunteers are needed and welcome. Training and support will be provided. For more information, assessment and registration call Melody at 536-7475 (Cell – No messages please) or www.daybreakcentre.ca
Amigos is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing our communities through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students.
There is a Best Buddies program operated as a student club at Mount Allison University. For more information email: email@example.com
For information about the national organization see: Best Buddies
Tantramar Peer Support Centre
The Tantramar Peer Support Centre offers self-help groups, short courses, and other group-based supports to anyone living in the Tantramar region who is interested in self-improvement, self-awareness or personal growth through group work. Groups will be run by trained facilitators. Tantramar Peer Support keeps a list of existing self-help and other groups and can put people in touch with existing services. Tantramar Peer Support has a directory of services to support mental health in Tantramar. Volunteer facilitators are needed and welcome. Training and support will be provided. For more information call Melody at 536-7475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.daybreakcentre.ca
Daybreak Activity Centre
Daybreak is a leading-edge peer support and activity centre, which empowers mental health, services consumers/survivors to build full lives in Tantramar communities. Daybreak offers a monthly calendar of diverse social, recreational, cultural and educational activities, which enable members, through group endeavor and participation, to become more self-sufficient, develop individual interests, and discover personal strengths and talents. Daybreak works to facilitate each member's personal journey of recovery by developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills and meaning in an atmosphere of safety and respect.
Membership is open to anyone in the Tantramar Region who has a mental illness and/or who self-identifies as a consumer/survivor of mental health services. Members will complete an intake assessment process to ensure individual needs are met within the program.
Daybreak Activity Centre Contact:
Melody Petlock, Executive Director Daybreak Activity Centre
92 Queen's Road, Box 6423
Sackville NB E4L 1G9
Cell Phone: 536-7475 (no messages please)
Phone: 536-4879 (messages are welcome)
Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization Inc
www.thpco.ca and on Facebook at thpco. A registered charitable organization, THPCO includes community members and service providers of services which provide support and care to individuals and their families needing hospice palliative care when facing a life threatening illness.
THPCO also provides support and education to those providing services (health care workers and palliative care volunteers). Our volunteers also provide bereavement support through a peer support group. The next peer support group starts September 28. Visit the website to learn of the services in Tantramar, drop by the Extra Mural office to borrow educational materials or contact Lesley Read at 536-0824, Audrey Hicks at 536-1064 to register for the next peer support group.
Meals and More!
Has been delivering meals since 1996. Choose from a wide variety of main meals, soups, or desserts. Contact our Dietitian, Susan Kastuk-Ridlington, RD, CFE, to discuss your dietary needs or to obtain a menu:
Tel: (506) 536-8102
"Quality Nutrition Delivered to Your Door"
Our Programming & Recreation brochures are available at Town Hall, at Community Development & Programming (31C Main St), and at many other locations around Sackville. You can also download them: