Wishin’ and Hopin’
April 16, 2020
We received this amazing message and song via Messenger from BeConnected staff members Nate and Danielle – thank you for sharing Wishin’ and Hopin’!
“My wife Danielle Dowling and I are both support workers with BeConnected in Victoria, BC and our residents are understandably having a tough time coping with the recent disruptions to their routines. Specifically, they miss taking part in their day programs where they would regularly socialize with their workers/friends and enjoy activities such as swimming, playing music, and going to the library.
The inspiration for this song came as I was helping a resident to bed one evening. He said “I wish my program would open, I hope they do soon” and when I replied “So you’re wishin’ and hopin’ that your program would be open” He laughed at the rhyme and repeated it back in his own melody because he’s such a musically minded guy! The lyrics of this song are tailor made for him but I hope that all of you will enjoy it.
I assure you that my wife and I are better support workers than singers…Thanks for watching and keep wishin’ and hopin’”
Thank You to all BeConnected Personnel
April 9, 2020
A big thank you to all BeConnected personnel. Your continued care and support of individuals is so appreciated during this challenging time. We hope you are able to safely celebrate the upcoming holidays with your loved ones.
Planning for Being Safe and Staying In
April 8, 2020
Opening Doors, an organization based in the United Kingdom, developed this great plain language guide for planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to thank Opening Doors for allowing us to modify their guide for use in British Columbia. Download the guide for information on what that Coronavirus is and how to keep yourself safe.
Greater Victoria Pandemic Community Resource
April 1, 2020
Quadra Village Community Centre created this great Pandemic Community Resource list for the greater Victoria are. You can find information about local food banks and other services and supports. Thanks QVCC!