In recent editions of Monroe This Week, I’ve shared information about the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding, and how the City is partnering with local organizations to respond to needs in the community created by the COVID-19 pandemic. I would now like to highlight Adkinson Estates Adult Family Home, an organization that was awarded nearly $35,000 to complete pathway and patio improvements for their residents.
Jessica Adkinson Claybrook recently shared the positive impacts residents of the home are enjoying. The sidewalk paths are now accessible per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a level patio area is now a special outdoor gathering place. The expanded and renovated patio offers quiet respite including enjoying nature, gardening, and pet therapy experiences. The Adkinson family created the home in 2020 as Jessica’s mother, Melonie Adkinson Claybrook, and grandmother needed care. Jessica was working in the industry, so it was a natural fit for three-generations of family. Adkinson Estates is committed to providing high quality care for those who excel in a more intimate care setting like Melonie.
Thank you, Jessica and Adkinson Estates, for applying for and utilizing these funds to improve the quality of life for your senior Monroe residents. I will continue to share stories of how ARP funds are impacting our community in future issues of Monroe This Week.