A Message From Doctors Across Nova Scotia to the People at Home

THANK YOU!

We want to thank Nova Scotians who are able to stay home for committing to stay home. Thank you for taking this seriously and doing what’s right – not just for your own wellbeing but also for the wellbeing of your neighbours, family members and friends.

We know that not everyone has the privilege of being able to work from home. We appreciate the Nova Scotians working on the front lines with us and serving their communities.

To show our gratitude, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you stay entertained, engaged and active over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that these materials will bring you a little bit of joy as you continue to shelter in place.

Educational resources
If you have kids at home doing distance learning—or you want to take advantage of this time to learn something new yourself—these resources can offer online courses for adults and lessons geared towards kids, including at-home science experiments.

 Fitness resources
Staying at home doesn’t mean sitting on the couch—on the contrary, it’s important to be active. These resources can help you continue to live a healthy lifestyle without leaving your house or neighbourhood.

 Entertainment resources
Now is the time to watch that documentary you’ve had your eye on, learn about remarkable Nova Scotians of the past, take a virtual tour of India or host a game night with your family.

Mental health resources
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, you’re not alone. Take care of yourself by seeking help from these mental health services.

Music resources
Even if you can’t go out, you can get a dose of culture with music videos and live-streamed concerts.

 Cooking resources
What’s a better time than now to try out some new recipes? Expand your culinary skills with videos and how-tos from these kitchen experts:

We hope these lists provide you with a bit of inspiration to lift your spirits. Share with your friends and family because reaching out and staying connected is more important than ever.

With thanks,

Doctors Nova Scotia

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Submitted By: Lillian LeBlanc

God Bless you all for looking after all of us during this pandemic, your life is important to us we need to protect it with you by staying home & making it easier on you .. <3 Thank You, Thank You <3

Submitted By: Joan Matheson

Thank you so much for everything you’re doing on the front lines. And thank you for taking time to compile a list of these additional resources. For someone who’s flying solo & with chronic depression, there just might be a gem in this list for me!

Submitted By: Eileen Cody Coady

Than you for all that you do throughout our province. Thank you for this amazingly useful, compact summary of resources available to us. Shared to me through the Na Retired Teachers

Submitted By: Janice Stevens

Great idea! Thank you for your hard work!

Submitted By: Shirley Mac Lean

Thank you for providing suggestions and information during this pandemic, and thank you for always being there for us when we need you most! May God keep you all safe as you take care of all of us and please remember to take care of yourselves also!

Submitted By: Sheila Lee

WOW! Some great suggestions here.