[blindza] Re: Fw: Guide dogs 'can combat social exclusion'

Yeh, everyone chats to you when you're outside, walking. Correction,
everyone talks to your dog!

Meet new friends ...

On 3/15/09, Jacob Kruger <jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Nice one, and I reckon it's 100% true, and have only had my new one at home
> here with me for around a month.
>
> Jacob Kruger
> Blind Biker
> Skype: BlindZA
> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> Employers' Forum on Disability (UK)
>
> Guide dogs 'can combat social exclusion'
> 20th February 2009
>
> Having a disability, such as being visually impaired, can sometimes lead to
> people becoming
> "isolated from society", it has been stated.
> The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA) has highlighted the fact
> that people with such
> disabilities can often become lonely.
> It was commenting on new research from US academics that found being
> socially excluded can have an
> adverse effect on health.
> The GBDA said that guide dogs make a large contribution to combating
> loneliness for people with
> sight-related disabilities.
> Dogs can have a "tremendous effect on the confidence, independence and
> wellbeing of blind and
> partially-sighted people", the group noted, something that could help them
> succeed in the world of
> employment.
> It suggested that the US researchers look at the "healing effects that a
> four-legged companion can
> bring to the stressed and depressed".
> The study in question was presented at the annual meeting of the American
> Association for the
> Advancement of Science this week and detailed how loneliness can affect
> wellbeing.
>
> SOURCE
> http://www.efd.org.uk/media-centre/news/4058/guide-dogs-can-combat-social-exclusion
>
> ----------
> To send a message to the list, send any message to blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ----------
> To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
> blindza-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line
> ---
> The 'homepage' for this list is at http://www.blindza.co.za
>
>


-- 
DL van Deventer
----------
To send a message to the list, send any message to blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
----------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to blindza-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line
---
The 'homepage' for this list is at http://www.blindza.co.za

Other related posts: