Steps to Connect

REGISTER NOW!! FREE PROGRAM!!

Steps to Connect is a program designed to help people living with chronic conditions take steps to connect to themselves, the people around them and their community.  This program is offered over 3 sessions that are 2 hours in length.

 

UPCOMING DATES AT THE YARMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

-Session 1 of 3, Tuesday, January 9th , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, January 20th , 10am to 12pm

-Session 2 of 3, Tuesday, January 16th , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, January 27th , 10am to 12pm

-Session 3 or 3, Tuesday, January 23rd , 5:45pm to 7:45pm or Saturday, February 3rd , 10am to 12pm

***Steps to Connect is a recreation-based education program, delivered by trained facilitators.  The program is intended to help people learn ways to connect to their community through recreation.  In the Steps to Connect Program, participants will plan and coordinate a safe group activity that will take place during Session 2 of the 3-session program.  Steps to Connect will help individuals rediscover what matters in their life and find out how recreation and social activities can help them live well with their condition.

**The goals of the program are to: Recognize personal assets that can be cultivated in/through recreation.  Experience the potential of recreation for contributing to and connecting with others in the community.  Discover ways to connect with one’s neighborhood and community.  This program is FREE.  We will be running 2 consecutive programs, Tuesday evenings or Saturday Mornings.

*Please call Yarmouth Recreation, 902-742-8868 to register.  For more information you can also contact Danielle Chitty, Program Coordinator, at 902-648-0038 or e-mail: dchitty@district.yarmouth.ns.ca

This program is supported by the Chronic Disease Innovation Fund, Yarmouth County Community Health Board, Community Partners, Western Counties Regional Library Yarmouth, Yarmouth Recreation, NSCC Burridge and Dalhousie University

Drop in Table Tennis

Table tennis (Ping Pong) is on Wednesdays, at the Rotary Centre, Hebron Recreation Complex, 107 Cemetery Road.

We’ll be meeting every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm. We’re hoping to have a great season!

OPEN TO ALL! $3.00/per person

Please spread the word! Any questions, call Yarmouth Recreation 742-8868.

Hiking with Kids – an age by age guide.

Hiking as a family is a great way to connect to your children at any age. Time spent in nature is good for the body, mind and spirit and brings people together in a very special way. 

Always remember: kids aren’t as resilient as adults, they’ll enjoy their time a lot more if they are kept warm, dry, hydrated, and full.

  • Use proper footwear (already broken in), bring extra socks just in case
  • Dress in layers, they can always be removed
  • Bring trail friendly snacks; trail mix, crackers, granola bars, etc..
  • Bring lots of water! (If you are coming out to our guided hikes, please bring a refillable water bottle and we will being extra water!)
Family on a hike on country road

Hiking with a toddler? Definitely!

REI Co-op has put together a fabulous guide for hiking with your children at all ages and stages. 

 

 

 

 

50 Plus Swims

Senior swimmingJoin Friends for a splash at the Rodd Grand Hotel Pool!

Wednesdays, every second week throughout the year. Dates this Fall & Winter:

September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1, 15, & 29, December 13,

January 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21

1:30-3pm

Free Program! We appreciate the Rodd Grand Hotel providing this facility so seniors may live more active, healthy lives.