Mary Beth Wighton is a writer, blogger, inspirational speaker, and a founding member and co-chair of Dementia Advocacy Canada, an organization of people living with dementia and partners whose goal is to have an active and respected role in decisions about all programs and policies that impact their lives. Since being diagnosed at the age of 45 with probable frontotemporal dementia in 2012, Wighton has become an international dementia advocate who has greatly influenced the Canadian landscape and government policies as it pertains to dementia and human rights. She is considered a pioneer in promoting the rights of people with dementia, inspiring Canadians to work alongside particularly vulnerable and excluded people, and to build coherent supports and platforms for co-creation and partnership building aligned with a vibrant, resilient and inclusive democratic Canada. Wighton, now 54 years old, is living well with young-onset dementia along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada with her partner Dawn.
These past pandemic months have been hard on everyone - we have all struggled in our own ways to get through each day. But on June 6, please join members of the Worship Committee for Silver Linings, a chance to share the unexpected good things that happened to you, or that you made happen. What has brought you joy that would not have happened had Covid not come to disrupt your life? What positive thing will you remember from these times? How has this experience changed you?
The Silver Linings service is all about you, and us. Please bring a song, a story, a poem, an object to show, or some reflection about the silver linings in your life since March 2020. It can be a piece that you created, or one that someone else created but that speaks to your experience. Please come and share your silver linings.
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