Community Events: What's new on the Eastern Shore?


ESFRA year end family Picnic

Come join us to celebrate another year of fun at our annual Family Picnic. Please bring a picnic lunch for your family to enjoy! We'll supply the celebration cake!

When: Saturday May27

Time: 1:30-3:30

Where: Porters lake Community services centre (4693 hwy 7, porters lake, next to the tennis courts)


Program Closures

Please check in with local radio stations, our FaceBook page or call the centre to find out about any ESFRA program cancellations due to storms and/or poor road conditions.


Annual General Meeting


On behalf of the Eastern Shore Family Resource Association
Board of Directors
You are cordially invited to our
Annual General Meeting

When:  Wednesday June 28th 2017
Time:  10 am to 11:30 am
Where:  Porters Lake Community Centre
4693 Highway 7 Porters Lake Nova Scotia

Come and hear about the work we do and our plans for the future. Light refreshments to follow.

Childcare provided with prior notice

 Please R.S.V.P. by June 18th 2017 by calling 827-1461

The grand parent shift ~ GPS

A support group for grandparents

Are you a grandparent with full legal custody and / or guardianship of your grandchildren? Do you provide "anytime care" for your grandchildren while your children are at work? Would you be interested in attending a support group for grandparents only to discuss many of the unique challenges of parenting the "second time around" in today's world?

If so, we would like to hear from you! The Eastern Shore Family Resource Association have recognized this growing trend within ESFRA programs & services and the communities we serve. Colleagues and other agency partners have been openly wondering if there is a "gap" in support services for our grandparent population who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren. ESFRA in partnership with Nova Scotia Health Authority is offering such a group. Please note this will be the last meeting until we re-convene in September.

Next Meeting: Monday May 15 & June 19

Time: 10am - 12pm

Where: Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital Board Room

Refreshments Provided!

Special Guest:

Please contact:
Tracy Cowan B.A., E.CE
Parenting Journey Family Support Home Visitor
Eastern Shore Family Resource Association
T: (902) 827-1462 or Email:
Laury McGaughey, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Community School Social Worker
T: (902) 885-3627 or Email:


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