A Time to Celebrate
IT’S THIRTEEN YEARS SINCE SWEET LOUISE WAS ESTABLISHED. IN THIS NEWSLETTER WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THE NINE FOUNDING WOMEN WHO REMAIN ACTIVE MEMBERS OF SWEET LOUISE TODAY. SUSAN, ANNE, BARBARA, CATHERINE, MARY, SNEH, JENNY AND LISA HAVE BEEN MEMBERS FOR AROUND MORE THAN TEN YEARS – SOMETHING WE THINK IS A WONDERFUL MILESTONE.
Susan started yoga soon after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and hasn’t stopped. She loves going to her yoga classes twice a week and says she benefits both physically and emotionally. She finds the yoga community very supportive and enjoys the coffee afterwards, where she appreciates the like-mindedness and lack of judgment.
Anne says she is a very positive person and likes to keep herself occupied. She believes it is important to have young friends. Anne loves her time with her family and says her six grandchildren and one great grandchild “keep her going”. She ‘loves Sweet Louise, as they have helped so much and are part of what keeps me well’.
Barbara believes her secret to living well is that she exercises regularly. She walks at least 3km a day and goes to a low impact aerobic class twice a week. She eats lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and stays away from processed foods. She also believes that belonging to Sweet Louise has helped her. Barbara comments “you meet a lot of people with breast cancer, but not that many with metastatic breast cancer. Seeing them regularly, and being part of a fun group, I never feel alone anymore. And a Support Coordinator is only a phone call away”.
Catherine is well into her 80s and is well traveled around the world. Catherine belongs to a very large supportive family and believes her secret to living well, is having this wonderful family around her, who are always there to help. She keeps actively involved in the community, and is a board member of Auckland Rugby League, a sport she’s been involved with for over 60 years! Catherine has been awarded the Queens Service Medal for her work for Maori rugby, in addition to being awarded Life Membership of NZ Maori Rugby League, Auckland Rugby League and NZ Rugby League.
Please click the link above to read more about the other members.