We proudly celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th)

We proudly celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year in March, we proudly celebrate International Women’s Day. March 8th, specifically, is an opportunity for everyone to recognize the sacrifice and hard work invested by women all over the planet. It is one of very few holidays which are celebrated world-wide, with no religious or national requirements. This past year, women of all ages and races have excelled in their respective fields and broken boundaries in our society. This blog will explore the effect of females within our world at Northeast Adult Day Care, and all over the universe.

Happy Senior Couple Celebrating International Women’s Day

This past year had some defining moments regarding female advancement around the world. These are the type of significant events that future generations will read about in textbooks in school. These are the type of events that will empower future females to step out of their comfort zones and take bigger risks. In July, France hosted the Women’s World Cup. A soccer tournament which is held once every four years and is watched by millions of people around the world. After winning the FIFA World Cup, the American’s raised their voices for equal pay. Why should such a successful and consumed team be compensated less than their male counterparts? Needless to say, the Men’s team didn’t even qualify for the World Cup the year prior.

Women’s soccer icons like Megan Rapinoe used platforms to raise awareness on the issue. With millions of followers on social media and appearances on late night talk shows, the narrative became a huge news story. In the months since the tournament, a lawsuit has been filed against the US Soccer Federation and steps may be taken to implement new equal pay guidelines prior to the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. In Sweden, a young girl’s aspirations of acting on climate change were so deep that she decided to skip school and camp outside of the parliament building.

Greta Thunberg has always been thinking of a good way to raise awareness to climate change, however her classmates and family members were uninterested in helping her. She decided it was time to do it by herself. News stories started coming out about the young student and her aspirations. Local news coverage turned into international exposure, and Greta was on her way to speak in front of the United Nations in New York City. At the young age of 17, Greta’s activism and initiative led her to awards such as Time Person of the Year and inclusion on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful Women. As you can see, the boundaries are limitless to these individuals. They are paving the way for young girls to raise their voices even if they are intimidated. They are expressing that hard work is followed by results, and that diligence has no boundaries.

Our world at Northeast Adult Day Care would not be possible without women. We were founded by two females in 1999, who have invested time and hard work to provide the best possible care to the people of the Greater Philadelphia Region. Every day we are thankful for the sacrifices made by Anna Ufberg and Vlada Rubarkh to grow NEADC into the facility it is today. Work ethic has shaped the past, present, and future of the facility. We welcome individuals of numerous different cultures to share our space, make new friends, exercise, and accomplish anything they put their mind into. Other facilities similar to ours have been popping up around the community in the past few years. We are extremely proud to say that the founders of our facility have made a significant influence on the community and have helped shape Northeast Philadelphia into the place it is today. We would like to wish everyone a very happy International Women’s Day!