Nobody should be cold this winter.
But unfortunately, for a variety of reasons many South Shore kids, youth, adults and families will be this winter.
If you have warm winterwear that you no longer use or need please consider donating them to Coats for Kids – Teens and Adults Too located in the South Shore Centre/ Bridgewater Mall. This free store is open to anyone needing warm winter wear. At the Coats for Kids Store folks have the opportunity to choose the perfect coat, accessorize it with a pair of gloves, some mitts and add a hat and scarf to finish off the look.
The store is open 7 days a week during Mall hours.
This year we have a particular focus on acquiring coats, snowsuits, sneakers, boots and socks for children and kids aged 12 and under.
Who is encouraged to get a Flu Shot?
All Nova Scotians 6 months and older but especially:
🩹Adults 65 and older
🩹Babies and children 6 months to 5 years
🩹Anyone with chronic conditions like heart disease, asthma and diabetes
🩹People at high risk of COVID-19 related illness
🩹People who live or care for those at high risk of influenza-related complications or hospitalization
Just got your Covid booster and aren't sure when you can get your Flu Shot?
If you’re 5 and older, it’s safe to get an influenza vaccine before, after or at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. As a precaution, children 6 months to 4 years (or those aged 5 who receive a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) need to wait 14 days between their influenza vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine.
For more info and to book your free jab, visit http://novascotia.ca/flu
Help with home heating costs is now available for Nova Scotians living on low incomes. Applications for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) open today, October 17, for the 2022-23 heating season.
The annual program provides a rebate of up to $200 to eligible low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat. The income threshold to qualify for the program is $29,000 for single-income households and $44,000 for family-income households.
HARP runs through March 31, 2023.
People can apply online at: http://www.novascotia.ca/heatinghelp .