Greetings to all FAN members,
Families in all areas of the province have been experiencing challenging times during this pandemic. It is especially difficult for our family members with limited understanding to not be able to celebrate special occasions and visit family and friends. Indeed, we miss making plans and attending events. Emotions certainly fluctuate. Despite the challenges families and providers have worked hard to find ways to create activities as well as bring some joy into their lives. FAN hopes that staying in contact with each other through our closed Facebook page has been of value and benefit.
FAN’s core committee and action groups continue to work on your behalf. Here is some good news:
Meeting virtually through technology certainly has helped and enabled us to celebrate in a small way. However, it is recognized that virtual meetings do not fill or replace our social needs. FAN looks forward to the time when we can gather together not only to celebrate our good works but also to share a hug, a conversation and a good potluck meal. Until then it is important that we all follow the safety measures and limits necessary to be safe and well. FAN thanks all of you who have helped keep the advocacy fires burning by contributing to our questions and the many surveys, and yes, there are more to come. Your feedback is valuable and so is being a support network for each other.
FAN is – Hope, Unity, Grassroots, Support – HUGS!