The Riverside-Albert GED first opened in November of 2009. Over the last eight years, there have been 36 graduates. “GED” stands for General Education Development, which is equivalent to a Grade 12 Education.
By Deborah Carr
When Serge Levesque first moved to Hillsborough, he found the people to be warm and compassionate, but he didn't understand the full extent until he was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014.
"We needed to find a solution to our transportation problem quickly because I wasn't allowed to drive during my chemo treatments or the periods of crippling fatigue that came with them," he said. His wife, Martine, did not drive. An they had no family in the province.
While in a doctor’s office, Martine picked up a pamphlet describing a new Albert County service called Tele-Drive.
Did you know that Albert County is going to play a part in this upcoming Festival? The orienteering events in Albert County are part of the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships. There will be events in all 3 Maritime Provinces and on August 16 and 17, events are planned in the White Rock Recreation area in Hillsborough and the Hopewell Rocks. More than 250 people are expected from North America, Europe and Australia.
What is orienteering? It is a sport that involves finding your way around the countryside using a map and compass to navigate and visit control point locations marked on the map. No GPS allowed! Think of it as a car rally on foot. The person who finds all the control points in the shortest time wins.
The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick (CMHA of NB) has been in our province for 65 years this November and is now back in rural Albert County.. CMHA of NB has amalgamated to become one loud and strong voice for New Brunswickers on their journey to wellness.
We understand and support you in your efforts of wellness. We know how important it is today to be as mentally and physically fit as we can be. Nowhere is the relationship between mental and physical health more evident than in the area of chronic conditions. The associations between mental and physical health include:
· Poor mental health is a risk factor for chronic physical conditions.
· People with serious mental health conditions are at high risk of experiencing chronic physical conditions.
· People with chronic physical conditions are at risk of developing poor mental health.
Some of the children who come call this ‘train school’, but nobody here knows how to operate a locomotive – even if there are a few of them around. And it’s not a ‘school’ in the proper sense of the word, but there is a lot of learning going on.
No, what the kids are referring to is actually the “Literacy Express” program for preschoolers which is held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the second floor rooms of the train station building adjacent to the Hillsborough Public Library. It is a free program for children ages 3 and 4 years old, sponsored by the Hillsborough Public Library Board.
Connecting Albert County encourages the pursuit of healthier lifestyle choices and outdoor recreation. We live in a beautiful region that offers year-round opportunities to get healthy while appreciating nature.
To encourage healthy living, we announce workshops on health and wellness, opportunities to join recreation groups or fitness classes, and wellness programs hosted by the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre.
We describe favourite hiking, skiing and snowshoeing trails in our newsletter and encourage residents to post stories and images of healthy activities in Albert County.
To learn more about our health services, visit the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert and the Bennett and Albert County Health Care Foundation.
To learn about hiking, canoeing and kayaking trails, visit the Fundy Biosphere’s Amazing Spaces and Fundy National Park.
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