Some very exciting events are coming up in the PCL community that i would like to share with our members. Next Wednesday there will be a showing of a documentary created by a student from the Conestoga College videoography class, showcasing one of the ladies we support and her accomplishments in becoming independent. You can view the trailer for the file here http://vimeo.com/91933029 which also includes where and when the full documentary will be shown.
May 14th is Boston Pizza Day for PCL. All meals purchased at the Boston Pizza on King St. at Northfield in Waterloo between 5 pm and 8 pm (including takeout) will provide a donation to Parents for Community Living. So if you are planning on a family dinner night out, then why not choose Boston Pizza on May 14th.
We will celebrate the decade birthdays of five of the individuals we support; Matthew C., Janet W., Doug C., Michele M., and Paul B. on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at St. Francis Church from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will have some delicious picnic food and some excellent musical entertainment. Watch for more details to follow.
And for all you golfers out there, don’t forget to register for our Annual PCL Golf tournament, this year to be even bigger and better at Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. All information can be found on the website for this excellent event.
The recent Conscious Care and Support training that many employees of PCL recently had the opportunity to engage in has assisted us in learning that to more fully meet the needs of those we support we need to present, compassionate and mindful of our interactions and our responses. We have learned how to calm ourselves in stressful situations in order to interact more respectfully, compassionately and wisely even in challenging situations. PCL is committed to continuing this education with others in the agency and to share our knowledge with all employees and families to provide optimal support to those in our care.
As well, staff teams; get yourselves prepared for MISSION POSSIBLE , the next agency wide Core Competency Challenge! Details to follow.
And remember: When working through serious issues in our lives, it can be easy to forget to take time and laugh and have fun. So get out there and enjoy a good comedy show or movie, play board games with friends or do something you have not done since childhood.