Heron Terrace Rock Your Socks Day supports resident, raises Down syndrome awareness

Team members wore their most colourful socks to work March 21
4/15/2019  - Deron Hamel
Heron Terrace team members show off their colourful socks to raise Down syndrome awareness March 21.  

World Down Syndrome Day was March 21, and Heron Terrace team members raised Down syndrome awareness and showed their support for one resident by wearing their loudest, most colourful socks.

World Down Syndrome Day has been observed annually at the Windsor long-term care community for a few years now. One Heron Terrace resident has Down syndrome, so the day is especially meaningful to everyone, says administrator Amy Sworik.

Amy says team members use Rock Your Socks Day every March 21 to both show support for the resident and to raise awareness of Down syndrome. 

“We once again rocked our socks with all our fancy feet to show our support,” Amy tells S&R Today.

The idea behind Rock Your Socks Day is to encourage people to wear colourful socks that stand out. When asked why they’re wearing such socks, people can explain it’s to support of World Down Syndrome Day, which raises awareness.

World Down Syndrome Day has been an annual event in many countries since 2006, and the day was formally recognized by the United Nations in 2012. The day is organized by Down Syndrome International.

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