Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Last week, I attended the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living’s second annual inclusion luncheon. I went last year as well, and the dedication and warmth of the people involved in this organization is evident from the moment you walk into the room.
I was fortunate to be invited to sit at a friend’s table and I enjoyed the camaraderie the table and the warm welcome from the organizers. I realized that I didn’t really know a lot about the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living and the more I learned as the luncheon went on, the more I appreciated the good work they do.
Do you know what the most stylish accessory is for April? It is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Pin! It is made up of the Cancer Society’s yellow daffodil symbol re-styled onto a very attractive pin. You can see the daffodil pin proudly displayed on lapels and jackets this month. They are available in many locations throughout the month of April and are sold by donation.
Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago have been studying what they call “super-agers”. They were studying what makes people live longer, stay mentally and physically fit even as they reach old age. What makes this study even more interesting is that many of the “super-agers” maintained their vices throughout their long lives!
Sometimes, someone in your family does something that makes you so proud. If you throw into the mix the fact that your family member was born with a physical disability, it makes us all even prouder. That is the case with Brittany Hudak. Brittany was born with the lower half of her left arm missing. Now, as a young adult, she has competed at the Paralympic Games in Sochi and recently competed in Pyeongchang, where she won a bronze medal in the woman’s 12.5 K biathlon event. What makes this even more amazing, is that Brittany has only been skiing for some six years.
This week is Social Work Week. It has been proclaimed so that we can recognize and appreciate the work that social workers in our community do. It was first established in 1990. Every year, a theme is selected to promote the role of social work. The theme for this year is “Bringing Change to Life”.