Re: Hosting an event for disabled staff, need activity ideas
Claire, seems you have a great start for the activities! As a sister of a mentally challenged brother, I just want to thank you for your efforts. I know how special my brother is, so fun loving and kind and considerate of others. I know that any small gift of time or a small token brings great pleasure to him. I know you will be providing a lot of much deserved smiles to so many! Hip Hip Hooray for you!
I would like to add, that recently my brother attended a festival of sorts that had free health screenings and was discovered to have Type 2 diabetes as a result of that screening. I know that if not for that screening he could have gone for a while with no treatment. I know that individuals with limited mental capacity are not able to detect health problems as easily as others, so it might be a way to provide a valuable public service and maybe enhance the quality of one person's life. Maybe a local health agency might volunteer for BP checks, cholesterol, blood sugars, etc. My brother is now receiving treatment and doing well due to the generosity of a free health screening. Just a thought.
Last edited by goldyfm; 06-13-2008 at 06:48 AM.
Reason: additional thought