“I feel like I’ve conquered the world!”
Steve Perkins arrived at the Springfield Adult Day Service Program in his wheelchair and was having great difficulty getting in and out of the chair. Steve was not very talkative or expressive in the first few days and had very low self esteem and a lack of confidence.
As Steve became more acclimated to the program and engaged in activities, his confidence began to increase and he became more independent at the Center. The staff helped Steve learn some techniques to give him greater mobility with his walker as well. His peers at the ADS cheered him on as he progressed each day, which really empowered Steve.
After only the second week of attending, to everyone’s surprise, Steve arrived without his wheelchair. Through all of his struggles, Steve never complained and has regained his wonderful sense of humor!
Steve now needs very little assistance. He still uses his walker at times when out in the community or at the Center but according to his wife Gerri, he is traveling freely without an assistive device at his home.
Steve’s family has noticed a huge difference in his attitude and determination since attending the Adult Day Service Program. His family continues to support and encourage him at home and have expressed their gratitude for The ADS services.
Steve is an inspiration to all!