Take the road less traveled.
The ability to take the road less traveled is a choice all individuals deserve to explore. But what if the road less traveled was instead the road never traveled due to limited mobility and minimal access to transportation?
Mobility extends beyond transportation, and instead places emphasis on accessing the things that are important to you. The ability to move as you please and get where you need to go is integral to participating in everyday life. Mobility enables individuals to move freely throughout their homes and communities. Supports may include, but are not limited to:
- Adaptive Equipment
- Home Modifications
Meet Sally*, a woman who desired to be an independent member of society, however often felt limited, nervous, and depressed. She had to rely on friends to grocery shop and cook for her, and had difficulties going places as the bus wasn’t able to come out to where she lived with her sister. But Sally wanted more.
Through discussion, her team encouraged her to move out on her own to an apartment in town where the community was more accessible. Sally was excited to find and move into an apartment on a lower level, where she was able to access all rooms in her power wheel chair. She was less anxious living alone than when she lived with her sister, and her mood improved dramatically. Being in town, Sally was able to use a cab service or the city bus to get to medical appointments, shopping, or just to simply get out of the house. Accessing the community was no longer an obstacle for her! With the support of a contracted provider she completed four months of cooking education, and learned how to become more mobile in her kitchen while in her wheelchair. With the use of adaptive equipment, she was able to make more complicated recipes, being able to share that gift with those who had previously helped her along the way! She wanted more, and she got it.
*Names are changed to protect identity.
Commonunity® is built from the belief that everyone deserves the right to access his/her community and actively participate in full citizenship. Mobility fosters unity in the common good for all where everyone can consider: Which road do I want to travel?