CANSA promotes taking a step to wellness

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Health and wellness symposium in Amherst on Friday

Health and wellbeing are important parts of a successful workplace and a positive lifestyle.

Deby White and Bernice Vance of the Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association look over plans for a multi-dimensional health and wellness symposium set for Friday at the Amherst Centre Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AMHERST – Health and wellbeing are important parts of a successful workplace and a positive lifestyle.

In support of that the Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association is hosting a multi-dimensional health and wellness symposium on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amherst Centre Mall.

The symposium will feature 16 participants including Addiction Services, the Aerials Gymnastics Club, CANSA, CFTA, CBDC, early intervention, the L.A. Animal Shelter and MADD Canada.

“Total wellness is a positive approach to living, which includes the dimensions of our lives and emphasizes the whole person,” Bernice Vance of CANSA said. “It integrates the body, mind and spirit and appreciates that everything we do, think and believe has an impact on our state of wellbeing.”

Other participants include Cumberland Public Libraries, Meals and More, the Nova Scotia Association for Community Living, Red Cross, JTW, Restorative Justice and the Senior Safety Program/Amherst Police.

Vance said a highlight of the day will be a speech by motivational speaker Susan Ball and NLP success coach, while Marilyn Williams will be giving a presentation on the L.A. Animal Shelter and Valerie Daigle will be give a presentation on emotional fitness.

Vance said wellness is traditionally viewed as having freedom from sickness, while total wellness goes beyond the absence of illness to include each dimension of a person’s life.

“This is an opportunity to bring together under one roof, for one day, all the positive resources and services we have available to the citizens of Cumberland County that promote a healthy attitude toward living, working and contributing to the wellbeing of the community at large,” Vance said.

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Organizations: Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Amherst Centre Mall, Addiction Services Aerials Gymnastics Club Nova Scotia Association Red Cross

Geographic location: Amherst, Cumberland County

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  • Concerned citizen
    October 29, 2013 - 17:57

    CANSA is a joke. They help no one but themselves....