Remise des Prix d’excellence du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux
Caregivers Poem : Treat Yourself with Care, November 2020
Fulfilling a promise, toiling through thin and thick.
Commitments abounding to family, friends, work and all.
No time to smell roses or savor the sunset.
Feelings suppressed, from dreams unfulfilled,
Intimacy shattered and memories erased,
friendships faded and love encaged.
Release yourself from frustration and anger.
Release yourself from the burden of guilt!
Let the tears roll free, to let out all the sadness.
Give others a chance to share in the care,
A chance to give back before it’s too late.
Link up with the world, refresh your perspective.
Dare caring for you, both your body and soul.
Release yourself to be who you are,
With dreams to fulfill while able and strong.
Embrace your life, the gift you were given,
You are not to be blamed for your loved one’s decline.
Renewed, you can blossom,
freed up from the burden of guilt and despair.
Reborn, love can flourish,
and your care can become a blessing to share.
Text Written by: Siv Golding
Thank you for caregiving – Caregiver Recognition November 2020
When someone takes the time to listen,
When someone reaches out,
When someone does thoughtful thing
That makes you warm throughout.
When someone lends a helping hand,
Finds ways in which to share
When someone makes you feel secure,
By always being there.
When someone senses there are times
When you have specials needs,
When someone gives you inner strength
Through words as well as deeds.
When someone seems to take an interest
In just how you’re faring,
It’s time to tell that special someone
Thanks so much for caring!