Five years ago, Michelle lost her vision due to a brain tumour. Today, she is a valuable part of the team at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence in Sarnia, ON. Michelle joined the Fairwinds team a year ago as a recreation assistant, and she hosts a wide variety of programs. She calls bingo using an iPad, which she navigates using voice-over technology; runs card games using brail cards; assists with weekly derby and brain game programs; and knits scarves to help the knitting club with their sales.
“Her spirit and [the] positive attitude that she brings to Fairwinds, despite the struggles that she faces, has really touched the residents,” said Tina DeBakker, lifestyle consultant at Fairwinds Lodge.