Meet the Team Part 2

Generation Health would not be the fantastic program it is without the hard work of our incredible team members who support families on their health journey. Let’s meet a few of them:

What’s your role with Generation Health?

Sharan, Group Facilitator in Surrey

Sharan: I’m the Facilitator for the YMCA Tong Louie Generation Health Program in Surrey and I have been in this role since Fall 2019.

Jennifer: I am the facilitator for the Generation Health Program in Chilliwack.

Paneet: My role with Generation Health is the Program Assistant for the Langara and Tong Louie sites and I am involved in delivering the physical activity component.

What have you done to stay active during this time of isolation and physical distancing?

Jennifer, Group Facilitator in Chilliwack

Sharan: To stay active, I have been going on nature walks and exploring new trails in my area. Working in a clinic required me to be active all day, but since I started working from home it’s been difficult adjusting to desk work for long hours. I now try to go for 15 min walks around my neighbourhood during my breaks, this has helped stay active during my work day and also create a schedule. 

Jennifer: I really enjoy running so I’m been thankful I’ve been able to continue running outside. I’ve also been going for walks and hikes with my family and doing yoga videos via YouTube when it’s hard to get outside.

Paneet: My favourite way to stay moving during isolation has been to follow along workout videos in my backyard. Recently, my mom and I have also set up an impromptu badminton net outside, where we tend to get very competitive!

What interesting meals have you cooked or eaten while in isolation?

Paneet, Program Assistant in Vancouver and Surrey

Sharan: I attempted to bake bread from scratch the first time ever. It turned out amazing and I can’t believe how easy it was. I think we can all agree that isolation has brought out the inner baker and cook in many people!

Jennifer: Hmmm…nothing too interesting. Just lots of canned beans and frozen veg!

Paneet: With the extra downtime I have at home, I’ve been attempting to try out new recipes weekly. I’ve really been enjoying making (and eating) shakshuka, veggie taco bowls, and buffalo cauliflower bites!