All CLI residents work a regular job, attend day programs, or are retired and involved in the agency’s Retirement Our Way day program.
Community Living carries out its name in that all of its residents participate as fully in their community as abilities allow. This means these folks are on the go! With staff help as needed, residents do their own shopping, go to public events, walk in the park, attend worship, cheer on their favorite teams, and picnic at the playground. They like the treats of going to McDonald's, the movies, getting a haircut, and playing bingo at the senior center.
And at home, time goes quickly. Meal planning and cooking, videos, personal housekeeping, gardening, sometimes fighting with a housemate, craftwork, soaking in the tub, and just hanging around…there’s never enough time to do it all.
Residents maintain and decorate their own rooms. This involvement establishes personal pride and independence. Helping with all-house chores also builds a great deal of pride, and residents often invite community members to their homes for meals or picnics because they are so proud of where they live.
The Community Living staff provides assistance ranging from drop-in visits of a few hours a week for residents requiring a minimum of assistance to 24-hour coverage for those with difficult problems requiring constant care and monitoring. Staff members are fully trained for all medical, behavioral, household, nutritional and other needs.
Community Living strongly adheres to the belief that each individual has the right to live in the community, and will continue to develop and implement new ideas and programs to make this happen.
Take a fun look at “A day in the Life of Community Living”