Inau­gu­ra­tion of a new, state of the art aquather­apy pool for Id-Dar tal-Prov­i­denza

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Arch­bishop Mgr Charles J. Sci­cluna of­fi­cially in­au­gu­rated and blessed a new, state-of-theart aquather­apy pool for the use of the res­i­dents of Id-Dar talProv­i­denza.

In his ad­dress Arch­bishop Sci­cluna said that aquather­apy is a pro­found con­cept dear to our Christian cul­ture. We start with our walk in life as ba­bies ad­min­is­tered with the Sacra­ment of Bap­tism that uses water as ther­apy for the soul. Christ also started his pub­lic life with his bap­tism in the wa­ters of the Jordan by John the Bap­tist.

Arch­bishop Sci­cluna said that Id-Dar tal-Prov­i­denza has al­ways of­fered ther­apy for its res­i­dents with var­i­ous dis­abil­i­ties that are sur­rounded and buoyed by an en­vi­ron­ment of sol­i­dar­ity that they are part of. He high­lighted the many val­ues that need ur­gent at­ten­tion, one of them be­ing the sea that sur­rounds us.

Fr Martin Mi­callef, Di­rec­tor of Id-Dar tal-Prov­i­denza, re­ferred to what the late Arch­bishop Ġużeppi Mer­cieca said dur­ing his homily at the fu­neral of Mgr. Mikiel Az­zopardi: “... Go with your mind at rest. Rest as­sured, Dun Mikiel, that all ini­tia­tives started by you will be con­tin­ued.”

This bold state­ment, said Fr Martin, put a lot of re­spon­si­bil­ity on the shoul­ders of ad­min­is­tra­tors and work­ers at the Home in Siġġiewi. It was in­deed prophetic as from that day on that is ex­actly what hap­pened with God’s help and it is hoped that things will pro­ceed along those lines in the fu­ture.

The aquather­apy pool pro­ject, that was in­au­gu­rated on Fri­day 4th Novem­ber is an­other good ex­am­ple of the com­mit­ment of all those re­spon­si­ble for the run­ning of Id-Dar tal-Prov­i­denza as well as of the wish of the Mal­tese na­tion that Dun Mikiel’s dream will con­tinue to be acted upon.

Other speak­ers were Ar­chi­tect John Pa­pa­gior­cop­ulo, works co­or­di­na­tor; Mar­garet Vella, Se­nior Phys­io­ther­a­pist at the Home; To­nio Mer­cieca, res­i­dent at Dar Akkwarell in Qawra; Grace Dar­manin, ex-Chair­per­son of The Malta Memo­rial Dis­trict Nurs­ing As­so­ci­a­tion as well Ing. Roberto Bar­dasi of the Ital­ian firm A-Cir­cle Ha­bil­i­ta­tion Con­cept, who were re­spon­si­ble for the de­sign and ex­e­cu­tion of the aquather­apy pool pro­ject.

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