Persons with an intellectual disability who live in supervised apartments, have experienced a lot of boredom during the confinement. Their interveners, Marie-Christine Ashby and Isabelle Trempe had the idea to supply them with some materials in order to keep them occupied and make them happy. The Foundation is proud to have financed this great initiative. Here is their testimony:
We would like to introduce to you Mrs. Josée Lemelin. She has been living in an apartment for several years with her spouse. For the past few years, Mrs. Lemelin has worked hard to develop her autonomy and to identify activities which please her in order to have a varied daily schedule. With the confinement due to COVID -19, she has had to put aside her successful accomplishments and activities that she loved so much. She even had to see her participation in a bowling tournament cancelled which she had been waiting for a long time.
Despite everything, she keeps smiling and reinvents her daily life to make it enjoyable. We must say that she is very resourceful and skillful in everything related to arts and crafts.
Thanks to the Foundation, she has been able to receive some occupational material to keep her daily life going. Her thoughts of appreciation: “I was surprised to receive all of this. It allows me to keep busy.”
A big thank you to the Foundation for having answered the call in this time of crisis and to have made possible this daily happiness for many users in isolation.