Finding life in the midst of an epidemic

On November 9, 2021 member Lyn K. presented on Australian author Joan London. Ms. London is best known in Canada for her novel “The Golden Age”.

“The Golden Age” is a fictionalized account of the real Golden Age home, which nursed young patients during the mid-1950’s polio outbreak in Australia. The author show’s the resilience of children in the face of a deadly and life altering illness and the compassion of the staff who try to bring art and joy into the lives of these children.

Lyn K. discussed the similarities and differences between the polio epidemics of the early 20th century and the current Covid-19 outbreak.

Photo by Chris Andrawes on Unsplash

Shawna M.

A summary of the presentation is coming soon.

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