The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 10-16 at Shekinah Retreat Centre, near Waldheim.
Janice has worked for 22 years in the health care field; most recently, she works in a long term care facility as an ELFSW (Environmental, Laundry, Food Services Worker). If you think her work involves a lot of juggling, you’re right.
She works closely with her team with a holistic approach to care. She washes and dries personal laundry for the residents, cleans 20 rooms and deep cleans 2-4 rooms per day, prepares food for the Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) to cook, and delivers laundry to the clients’ rooms. She loves when she gets to see the residents’ smile, especially when she tells them they have visitors. It’s important for Janice to get to know who her residents are and what their lives were like. It can get stressful when they are short staffed. She is constantly trying to help out in other areas and it’s a lot of steps put in in a day, but Janice loves that she is part of a team that cares for our seniors. What greater honour than caring for those who have come before us with a goal to improving their lives? Janice, thank you for your hard work and dedication as an ELFSW, and thank you to your team. You make a difference every single day!
Period poverty describes the struggle faced by women and girls who cannot afford the cost of menstrual products, like pads or tampons. Having a period is a regular occurrence for 50% of the population; however for those who cannot afford basic sanitary supplies, it can become a monthly ordeal that limits their ability to go to school or work. Access to period products is a necessity, yet 1 in 3 Canadian women have sacrificed something else to buy pads or tampons.
The 3sHealth Employee Benefits team is proud to release a new section on 3sHealth.ca to help plan members find the information they need more easily.