Living with a Disability – Health and Wellness Days in Atlantic Canada


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Muscular Dystropy Canada and March of Dimes have been teaming up across Canada to hold Health and Wellness Information Days for people living with a disability. This time we hit the Eastern part of the country holding two events in New Brunswick in Moncton and Saint John on September 25 and 27, 2012.

These days were kick started with a motivational moment by Yvon LeBlanc. His presentation was very inspiring as he shared his beautiful paintings and his desire to run again after his stroke that it even drew a few tears not only from Yvon, but also from some of those in attendance. His message of ‘Say Thank You’ was touching and important for all to receive. You can check him out on YouTube.

Both days were filled with a variety of workshops, everything from respiratory care, health services, emergency preparedness, New Brunswick Employment, Disability Support Program, advocacy and even sodium.  The Heart and Stroke foundation session made you think twice about what you put in your mouth. The March of Dimes accessible travel support workshop is upcoming in Moncton if you are interested in accessible travel check. I think they head out on a Hawaiian island cruise next!

Two packed full days of vital information and great speakers and an amazing opportunity for networking across disabilities! People came from as far as Nova Scotia! With the amazing response, we are hoping to continue this series next year in PEI, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. We’ll keep you posted.

Asha Noel-Hart works for Muscular Dystrophy Canada as a Services Support in Atlantic Region.

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