Luan Giannone via Crowdrise
November 13, 2015
Typical children grow up to be self-sufficient and independent adults with families of their own.... Men and women who are differently-abled will always need some level of assistance to live active, happy and safe lives in our community.
You may remember last year we participated in the Feaster Five road race in Andover. With the support of friends, family, and the local community, we were able to raise $13,000.00 on behalf of Creative Living.
Creative Living strives to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the differently-abled and to help them achieve their dreams.
Parents and others who take on the role of full-time caregivers truly run with it! They show everyone they come in contact with that being a caregiver is much more than the word gives them credit. It is not simply about “giving care.” It is about giving their loved one wings of independence and opening the door to important life experiences.
This is where Creative Living comes in..... we offer individuals and families opportunities for independence and respite.......Weekend Getaways at the Creative Living home are filled with fun activities and new experiences for their adult son or daughter while they (the caregiver) have a weekend of rest and renewal to "recharge" their batteries. We also offer Creative Living Wednesday Night Socials or Friday Nights Out as well as after school programing for High School age differently-abled teens. All of these programs are awesome and at the same time their caregivers have a couple of hours to take in a movie, go for a quiet dinner, run errands on their own or simply enjoy some down time.
The families we serve live life in the present and cherish the moments they have. Lifetime caregiving..... These families never complain. This is their life and they OWN IT
I love Creative Living for the choices and innovative solutions offered to families as well as the opportunities provided to differently abled individuals to achieve higher levels of independence and self-confidence! I also value and admire the caring and thoughtful staff who work tirelessly to provide the BEST experience for our participants.
A Creative Living Getaway weekend for an individual costs $350. If thirty five people gave $10 we can begin to change a family’s life! Please join me in making this your STRETCH gift of the year!