"It makes me happy to go out into the community. It makes me happy to see people,"
shares Sandy via her communication book.
Sandy loves to get out into the community, but sometimes it's a challenge. Outings are often cut short because there isn't an appropriate place to take care of her personal support needs. Whether it's time to receive medication through her gastronomy tube or safely and discreetly change her protective undergarments, Sandy's personal support needs often require a trip to be shortened or not happen at all. Outings are also cut short due to limited vehicle availability.
You can help change that! With your support, you can help Sandy and other PAI participants get into the community more often and stay in the community longer.
Engaging in the community is an importtant part of a fulfilling life. We all desire a sense of belonging, of being part of the community in which we live. PAI currently provides shorter daily community outings including trips to popular stores, volunteering at community nonprofits, visiting favorite restaurants, and more. Longer outings provide greater opportunity to practice life skills, interact with other people, contribute to the community and just have fun!
"Pushing the ball makes me laugh,"
says Patty when talking about going bowling at Pinz.