What do 4-year-olds and 80-year-olds have in common?
Considerably more than you might think, including (but not limited to) painting, dancing, reading, walking, singing, cooking and story-telling!
These are just some of the potential activities incorporated into intergenerational care programs, in which Aged Care and Day Care are combined, and the residents/attendees of each group intermingle and socialise with one another.
“Everyone has the right to education.”
Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, made it clear to the world that we as a species consider education to be fundamental to our existence.
However, just because something is fundamental, does that mean it’s a reality? Is it actually being done, and done right?
This Father's Day we'd like to focus on and thank each of our Invacare dads. To celebrate our many hardworking fathers we share one story for you to enjoy.
From the 8thcentury BC to the 4thcentury AD, athletic competitions were held in Olympia, Greece. In 1894 the International Olympic Committee was founded, with the first Olympic Games taking place in Athens in 1896. Over 100 years later, they’re now recognised as the world’s foremost sports competition, participated in by over 200 nations and held every four years.
In 1948 they were joined by the Paralympic Games.
Will De los Santos, Associate Marketing Manager at Invacare, applies a positive attitude in his role, that is reinforced by his cheerful outlook on life. Will says, “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
Sankesh Chetty is Business Manager for Invacare in New Zealand, and he’s passionate about helping people get the equipment they need, quickly, and according to specification. “Our equipment is an enabler to better lives. We are truly a company that makes life’s experiences possible!” Sankesh believes in what he’s doing at Invacare, saying that "it has true meaning", and this is what maintains his drive and keeps him “coming back every day for more!”
MCS Mobility who are based in Merrylands, New South Wales, stock a wide range of Invacare products including beds, power lifts, wheelchairs, and cushions.
Having been in operation for 7 years, Sam Chadic, Sales Manager at MCS Mobility, was initially inspired to start the business after spending a lot of time with his wife’s and his own elderly parents and wanting to do more to help those less able. He says, “the idea to start our business originated many years ago whilst I was driving a school bus for kids with additional needs.”
“When I’m out with my girls, people don’t expect that I’m their mother.”
“If we do have a child we get asked if it is ours, ‘who is the parent?’, ‘where is the parent?’, or ‘why are you holding it?’”
“I was so scared social services would take my child away because of feeding him on the floor... I was really scared because I wasn't doing things the normal way if you like, that they'd take him away.”
Matthew Brunton looks after Invacare’s Inside Sales Customer Experience, and says, “I’m really excited to be a part of the Invacare direct to customer website that’s being set up and look forward to making it as intuitive as possible!”
Matthew’s role involves converting customer leads into sales, currently for SMOOV One, Invacare’s newest innovative electric drive that flexibly docks to wheelchairs. “The Customer Experience segment allows me to share my knowledge to develop new and improved documentation and processes for the customer service team.”