Executive Director Update
It was my pleasure to join our Peer Network Facilitator, Nancy Lear, at her first organised Meet and Greet event for our clients to attend, and what an enjoyable and successful event it was! The theme of day was learning about our two programs Technology for Independent Living and the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program, it was held in the activity room at George Pearson Hospital. Nancy asked our two staff members Samiko Guest (from Technology for Independent Living) and Sherry Shea (from the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program) to join us and give presentations about their work. Both Samiko and Sherry gave interesting presentations, they demonstrated and talked about some of the new equipment they work with. The presentations struck up lively and interesting discussions with clients asking questions about how equipment is used. The questions were as varied as discussing technology to turn the pages of e-readers to how to shower when one has a ventilator. Clients also had the opportunity to learn more about the unique services that BCITS offer and Nancy is looking forward to connecting with people who are interested in applying to have an automatic door open installed and having our staff come to their houses to assess what technology they can have to increase their independence at home.