Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Everyone!! :D


Wishing You and Yours the Best of Health and Happiness for 2013!!!

The Club will be opened
Again on Wednesday
From 8:30-4:30pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sarah's Hope Jewelry Update

**REMINDER, This Saturday
December 1, 2012
From 10-5pm,
Elliot Lake Jeweller’s will be
Hosting an Open House
To Showcase Sarah’s Jewelry
And Promote the Giving Back Champagne
To North Shore Community Support Service/Club 90.
There will be Home Baked Goodies
Tea & Coffee... 
& Even Espresso :D
Be Sure to Stop By
This Saturday and Show Your Support!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sarah's Hope Jewelry Update!

Elliot Lake Jewellers & North Shore Community Support Service/Club 90
Working Together to Give Back to Our Community!!!/events/300890200020509/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sarah's Hope Fundraiser - Giving Back to the Community

Shop at Elliot Lake Jeweller’s for the holidays, and give back to North Shore Community Support Services/Club 90

From now until the end of December, with each purchase of select Sarah’s Hope Jewelry designs, Elliot Lake Jeweller’s will donate 20% of the sale to North Shore Community Support Services/Club 90.

This gorgeous line of sterling silver and E’Sperene® stones are set in sophisticated, yet versatile, designs – many of the bracelets, pendants, rings offer interchangeable stones or reverse for even more versatility.

In addition to this local charitable donation, Sarah’s Hope Jewelry also funds microloans and small business development programs for women in the USA and around the world.
Learn more online at

Stop in today and select a stunning Christmas or holiday gift that is made even more beautiful by helping our community. Make your purchases count!
Don’t just give: give back
Click on the Link to See More Event Details and Pieces of Sarah's Jewelry!
Now on Display at Elliot Lake Jewellers Today and until the End of December!

Christmas Hampers Registration

Christmas HampersRegistration
Wednesday, November 213:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 222:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Buses run into evening)
Saturday, November 2411:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Salvation Army HOPE Ministry Unit on Charles Walk (off the Lower Plaza)

Bring ID for each recipient

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Feeling Artsy??

We decided to take on the waxing crayola challenge
And created some Beautiful Pieces of Art!!
Take a look at the pictures below and enjoy! 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Access the WARMLINE Today!

On Wednesday August 31st, 2011, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) announced that they will provide $170,000 to fund a Regional Mental Health and Addiction Warm Line. The regional Warm Line will rotate operations throughout the region, centered in 5 districts, with phone lines set up in Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, Timmins, North Bay and Parry Sound. The phone lines will operate 365 days a year from 6pm to 12pm each night.  As with the current model, all warm line workers will be mental health consumers. Over the coming months, we will work with selected organizations in each area to find suitable candidates for these positions and to provide training and orientation to this new service. We are looking forward to working with you and envision a successful transition in order to service the needs of consumers regionally.
Warm Line Program History:
CMHA started up its warm line program in 2000, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and later CMHA utilized the restructuring of a program to annualize dollars.
Warm Line originally operated five days a week from 6:00-10:00 pm and later expanding to weekend hours with the assistance of United Way funds
The Warm Line is a pre-crisis
after hours telephone support
The Warm Line is staffed by mental health consumers who provide a supportive and confidential chat line used by consumers, their family members, caregivers and friends. 
At a time when many community mental health services are closed - the program receives an average of 15-20 calls per night with many repeat callers and a higher volume of calls during the winter months. Whether callers are feeling lonely or depressed, facing challenges in their recovery, or even experiencing periods of positive change that they wish to share with someone, there is an empathic voice on the other end of the phone who is trained in active listening and there to offer emotional support.
Information and referrals are also provided to other community programs and services.
The Warm Line is staffed with individuals who have lived experience with mental health issues and mental illness.  This peer support model is at the root of the success of Sudbury’s warm line because individuals know that when calling in, they will be received by someone who truly understands and will listen – no subject is taboo.
Warm Line Operations:
A Friendly Pre-Crisis
Telephone Support Line
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
7 days a week
 All calls are confidential
 Our workers offer
support, listen to concerns and generally understand the caller’s perspective and are willing to listen.
 Warm Line program provides after hour services when other formal supports are not operating (evenings and weekends).  This provides relief to the crisis department at the hospital and other community agencies. 
 To provide pre-crisis and peer support to consumers of mental health services
 To decrease non-crisis calls received by the Crisis Intervention Program
 To provide employment for trained consumers to become
competitively employed
   Having personal experience with serious and persistent mental illness is a primary aspect of being able to relate to others with
psychiatric disorders.  Peers are excellent role models and have much experiential knowledge of
dealing with common concerns and problems to offer other peers.
 One of the major benefits to the mental health service delivery system is the potential cost-savings that are likely to result to the system from peer provided services.~ Catherine Squire, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, NEMHC, August 8, 2001
 Clients have increased accessibility and support after hours
 Clients have increased knowledge of community resources
 Agencies have an increase in number of appropriate referrals
  The inpatients have received the invitation to access the service while
being hospitalized and have utilized the Warm Line post discharge.  Just by having the option to call someone when in need of an empathetic ear and
understanding has the effect of reducing presentations at the emergency
department and the seeking of crisis intervention services, thereby reducing cost to the system as a whole.
 The information and referral service assists clients in accessing and
obtaining community services and consumer programs, where needed and
 Through emphatic listening and responding to callers in a trustful way; it helps build the relationship.  Peers feel understood and taken seriously. It also helps the peer explore their feelings in a non-judgmental manner.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Four Sessions on How to Build Resilience


If you want more information related to coping, common responses and how to build resilience in yourself/your children

You are invited to attend one of the following four sessions:





 These sessions will also benefit those people who may be supporting others in either a personal or professional capacity

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Every Meet Our Summer Student

Meet TOM!!
He'll be working with us all summer long...
Come down to the Club for Cookies & Coffee with Tom Today!

Join Club 90's Lemonade Stand & Face Painting!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Employment Opportunity

Click On the Photo to See all the Details
or Call 705 848 2879 ask for Stephanie for more information 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Off The Beaten Path - Spring is in the Air

It has been a good winter for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.  True, we had some cold days, but overall, there were plenty of days with weather decent enough to enjoy the winter outdoors – ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.  Now warmer weather is finally returning and the snow is melting.  Pretty soon we look forward to spring and spending more time under the sky doing our favourite summer activities.
By March Break, you probably went on your last cross-country ski outing, took the ice hut off the lake, made the last runs snowboarding at the ski hill, or whatever, and it’s time to put your winter equipment away.  Before you do that, take time to inspect your gear.  Perhaps a snowshoe harness is broken, cross country skis have thick buildup of wax that needs to be scraped off, a ski pole is missing its basket, or the blades on the ice auger needs sharpening.  Now is the perfect time to repair your equipment before putting it in storage for the off-season; this ensures that your winter gear is ready to go when the snow flies again next December.
This is also a good time to check the end-of-season sales to buy replacement or new winter gear; prices will be marked down by half, or more.  This may include buying new ski boots if your old boots are too small or got worn out, a new snowboard, new snowshoes or new winter clothing.
As you put away your winter gear, haul out your summer gear and check it over as well for any damage or missing parts.  Maybe your tent got mildewed or one of the hiking boots is missing.  Now is the time to find out that you need to repair or replace anything damaged or missing so that you have everything for summer fun.
This is also a good time to check pre-season bargains.  Check out outdoor adventure or sports shows for new products.  Many pieces of outdoor gear will also be marked down with a combination of stock from last year put on the clearance rack to make way for this year’s stock and new products being introduced into the marketplace where reduced introductory prices are in effect to entice people to buy these new products.
One final thought.  Make sure to store all your gear in a cool dry place   Organize everything so that you can find your stuff quickly without having to rummage through everything, and label everything.  When it is all done, take some time to look at your pictures from last summer and soon you will be excited about this coming summer’s adventures.
Pim Delfgou

Here are Some Simple Ways to Practice Mental Fitness

Here are Some Simple Ways to Practice Mental Fitness:

Daydream – Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a dream   location. Breathe slowly and deeply. Whether it’s a beach, a  mountaintop, a hushed forest or a favorite room from your past, let the comforting environment wrap you in a sensation of peace and tranquility.

Learn ways to cope with negative thoughts – Negative thoughts can be insistent and loud. Learn to interrupt them. Don’t try to block them (that never works), but don’t let them take over. Try    distracting yourself or comforting yourself, if you can’t solve the problem right away.

Do one thing at a time For example, when you are out for a walk or spending time with friends, turn off your cell phone and stop making that mental “to do” list.  Take in all the sights, sounds and smells you encounter.

Exercise – Regular physical activity improves psychological     well-being and can reduce depression and anxiety. Joining an    exercise group or a gym can also reduce loneliness, since it      connects you with a new set of people sharing a common goal.

Enjoy hobbies –  Taking up a hobby brings balance to your life by allowing you to do something you enjoy because you want to do it, free of the pressure of everyday tasks.  It also keeps your brain active.

Set personal goals – Goals don’t have to be ambitious. You might decide to finish that book you started three years ago; to take a walk around the block every day; to learn to knit or play bridge; to call your friends instead of waiting for the phone to ring. Whatever goal you set, reaching it will build confidence and a sense of satisfaction.

Keep a journal (or even talk to the wall!) – Expressing yourself after a stressful day can help you gain perspective, release tension and even boost your body’s resistance to illness.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bell Let’s Talk Day

On February 8, 2012

Bell will lead the conversation
To reduce stigma with the launch of
Bell Let’s Talk Day
A national campaign which will raise awareness about
Mental Health across Canada each year.

For every text message and long distance call made
by Bell customers that day,
Bell will contribute 5¢ to programs
Dedicated to Mental Health

Monday, January 23, 2012

City Counsel Meeting Tonight

 All who are Interested in going to the City Counsel Meeting Tonight
Regarding the “Welcome Card”
 Call Irene Breckon 705 848 9692
For all the details or if you need a ride.

F.Y.I - Club Will be Closed Today

Due to Bad Weather & Staff Shortage the Club will be CLOSED Today
Everything should be up and running smooth by Tomorrow!
Hope to See you Then!

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Calendars Success

Calendar's Are Still Available
If You would like a Keepsake from the
Talented Club 90 Members who Contributed to it's Success!


Annnnnnd It has a touch Screen!!! :)
Thank You
To the Company who Answered our Kijiji Classified Ad
Many! Many! Many Thanks!
From Every here at North Shore Community Support Services/Club 90

Foxy Move Written By Laura V.

Oh Dear! Here he comes again, ready to pounce at the slightest hint of betrayal. For the past two months his increasingly choleric attitude has garnered him several new enemies. This game of cat and mouse would be bad enough is he was a cat. But, he’s a fax, with three years of battle scars to his credit. A worthy adversary who gulps down a mouse in one slurp, spitting the bones out in 1.5 minutes flat.

I’m a fox, freshly groomed, learning to creep slow, keep low, following instinct when encountering the wafting acrid aroma of a fresh kill. Sometimes keeping my nose too low to the ground, bumping into bullied who are professionals in the art of not sharing. Can’t be too careful when you don’t know the other diners at the table.

“Good morning, Meribelle. You look good enough to eat.”

“Grover, you cad!” I swoon backwards, putting three feet of drenched decaying leaves between us. “Hope you were successful in your hunting expedition down south.”

“Had to make do with a couple of chicks. What with one eye gone, and the other blinded by a sudden burst of solar energy, the rest of my breakfast scampered away.”

I began to edge away daintily, closer and closer to the river bank, securing each foothold with the pads of my paws, each loose rock and empty burrow of my territory memorized during weeks of extensive exploration. … I needed to get Grover away from tonight’s dinner. What could I say to convince him to leave? … “Yesterday I heard two partridges squawking about a mile east of here. You might want to check out the squabble. There was another voice, the most eldritch nasal quality I ever heard. Remember last week when you found that giant spider skewered on a stick beside the slough? …Maybe there’s another one, or something better…?”

“I see something better in front of me. No need to go messing with arachnid snacks when I’ve got lunch right in front of me.”

“Is that tub of lard you call a stomach too heavy to drag through the forest?”

With an unearthly wailing Grover threw himself at my haunches, scalpel-like claws missing by inches. He didn’t realize the rocky river bed had dried out, and I’m guessing his combined speed and trajectory falling 30 feet would crush the skull of even somebody as hard-headed as that buffoon.

Not only am I aware of all the empty burrows, but also those containing a sweet treat, something white and fluffy. Look at the wiggle, thinking she made it home sweet home. I knew there would be a delicious ending to this tail.

Off The Beaten Path

Celebrating the Festive Season – Again
Christmas may be over for another year.  This does not mean the end of family get-togethers and visiting friends for winter’s celebration.  For midway through winter, is another festive time of year.  Many communities organize winter carnivals to get family and friends to get together to have fun and to break up a long winter.
The three largest winter carnivals in Canada, in order from largest are Bonhomme L’hivere (Quebec City Winter Carnival), Winterlude (Ottawa Winter Carnival), and Bon Soo (Sault Ste. Marie Winter Carnival).  These winter carnivals celebrate winter fun and draw tourists from all over Canada, the United States and nations farther away.  They are known for downhill and cross country ski races, snow sculptures, ice carving, dog sled racing, ice skating, hockey, live theatre, mascots, a large assortment of parties at various local establishments, fireworks lighting up the night sky, and the Beavertail pastries that can be purchased at different event sites.
Many communities hold local winter carnivals including Elliot Lake, Espanola and Blind River.  In addition to the above events, they also offer cross country ski loppets, snowshoe golf, lantern ski outings, sleigh rides and a whole assortment of events both indoors and outdoors to get the family and friends together for some old fashioned fun.
If you find winter seemingly long, the winter carnival season is the perfect time for you and your loved ones as well as organizations you are involved with to plan activities similar to what you did at Christmas and in the run-up to Christmas.
Fun things you can do include a skating party at the local rink followed by hotdogs and hot chocolate, moonlight snowshoe outing over a frozen lake followed by a fun sing-a-long at a bonfire, a day at the ski hill followed by dinner, ice fishing followed by a fish fry, or cross-country skiing followed by a potluck supper.  Perhaps if you are more adventurous, organize a trail rally puzzle tour or a progressive dinner all over town.  Pretty soon, you will have another festive season to enjoy thanks to all the creative fun activities that will be almost like Christmas all over again.  Come out and be creative, and soon winter will fly by quickly.
Pim D.