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Opening in 1969, King’s Meadow was the first community based group home in Nova Scotia. The home was originally purchased jointly by the Canadian Progress Club - Halifax and what is now the Canadian Association of Community Living. The Progress Club purchased the majestic property outright in 1972.
Incorporated under the Societies Act in 1997, King’s Meadow Residence Society is a non-profit organization, which provides residential support services to ten adults with intellectual disabilities. It is operated by a volunteer board of directors comprised of members of the Canadian Progress Club-Halifax and members from the local community. The majority of the operating budget comes from the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services. The Canadian Progress Club – Halifax work hard through fundraising efforts and giving of their time to support the special activities that are now available to the residents of King’s Meadow. The generosity of the King’s Meadow Residence Foundation is also responsible for the quality of our programs.
Our focus is on the teaching of skills necessary for daily living with programs addressing such skills as fiscal responsibility, household maintenance, independent travel, safety, social connections, self-care and self-esteem, recreation, citizenship, and healthy living. All residents work in their community. Some attend New Boundaries and others work for local businesses. Many are invested in life-long learning and attend Hants Learning Network programs.
Living life to the fullest is fundamental to our program. Residents are self-directive in their lifestyle choices. Our program is based on the needs and desires of the resident. They determine the services they wish to receive.
The community of Windsor has been our supportive neighbour for over 45 years and for that we are truly grateful. King’s Meadow is hoping to expand their services in the near future. We would like to have a second community home in the Windsor area to allow us to accommodate the physical needs of the older adults in our care. Discussions have begun with the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services who are recognizing our present challenges.