‘We are forever indebted but grateful for all that they contribute to this world’
From the female caregivers to the women who reside at Willows Estate, the Aurora long-term care home joined the worldwide effort to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8.
Willows Estate incorporated an appreciation of women into its Sunday afternoon tea social. There was praise and respect all-round and it was a great opportunity to recognize important women on this special day, says Azaria Kanda, life enrichment aide (LEA).
“We here at the Willows decided to participate in joining the rest of the world in celebrating women,” Azaria tells The OMNIway.
“We believe women to be life-givers, mothers, caregivers, lifesavers and nurturers, catalysts for the betterment of the world and true masters of everything. This rings true especially for all the women staff in our facility.”
Willows Estate’s nurses, other caregivers, dietary staff, environmental services personnel, department managers and administrator Linda Burr, all make vital contributions.
“This home wouldn’t feel like the peaceful space it is if it weren’t for these incredible women,” Azaria says.
Willows Estate also embraced the opportunity to recognize in general the impact women have on society.
“We decided to elevate the day by honouring our women not only here, but also all over. We wanted to cheer so loud it would echo all over the world,” the LEA says.
“We are forever indebted but grateful for all that they contribute to this world.”
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
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