The Canadian Deafblind Association of New Brunswick is a not-for-profit charity organization that has supported individuals and families who are deafblind for over 34 years. Their goal is to assist all persons who are deafblind to help achieve the best quality of life. One of their more instrumental ways of helping achieve this goal, is via the Snoezelen room.
The Snoezelen room, located at their Fredericton office, is a multi-sensory room available for clients with any kind of physical or mental disorders. Flashing lights, calming music, a ceiling swing, dark lit rooms, vibrant atmosphere, and an interactive game console are some of the ways clients can come to work on their motor and coordination skills and to in general, have a good time!
The CDBA-NB has always felt the need to improve the quality of the room as they would love to ensure that their clients have the best equipment possible to enhance their experience. Thankfully, the Fredericton Community Foundation (FCF) was able to give out a $3000 grant to help with the expansion of this facility.
Now, clients young and old enjoy a premium experience where they can sit down, unwind, have fun, and most importantly, be both mentally, and physically stimulated from the activities.
CDBA-NB’s Executive Director Kevin Symes said in regard to FCF and the expansion of the room, “The Fredericton Community Foundation has always been one of our best supporters at the Canada Deafblind Association, and we are so glad to receive their support in regard to the expansion of our room. The room really helps the lives of our clientele and their families, so the expansion really helped!”
It is because of the expansion to the Snoezelen room that The Canadian Deafblind Association of New Brunswick can continue to serve their clients to help them achieve their best quality of life.