Breaking the Ice
Emotional wellbeing is one of the 7 Dimensions of Wellbeing that are at the core of the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing means having the capacity to love and be loved, coping with life’s challenges and working on self-esteem and self-acceptance. A nationwide program called Gliding Stars is a shining example of Emotional Wellbeing in action. It encourages special needs kids to go skating. Paired with able-bodied volunteers, the ice offers exercise, independence and joy in a most unexpected way for both participants and volunteers. Our content partners at Growing Bolder hit the ice at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den in Maitland to introduce us to a special skater, his incredible mom and the volunteers who are making a huge difference.