preserve skills to increase their independence. These skills may include basic life skills, mobility, socialization and accessing integrated community activities.
Funding These services are funded through Ombudsman Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) administered through the State of Indiana.
Success Story: Joyce has been with JRDS for 22 years. She has always been excited when someone from the OBRA program stops to pick her up and take her out for the day. She especially loves being out in all kinds of weather. Her favorite is when it is sprinkling out and the rain drops fall on her face, she gets very excited and just laughs and makes giggling noises. She enjoys all of her sensory activities that help her to stay in touch with her surroundings. It is wonderful to watch all the expressions on her face as she listens to music & bird’s; touches fuzzy bears and pillows along with smelling various candles and herbs at the store. Life hasn’t always been easy. Joyce has had to overcome many obstacles and setbacks during her time with us. Recently she has overcome many health issues and during it all still smiled and laughed and was eager to go out. Joyce has a very special personality when we take her out, it seems like all of our own troubles vanish and a special feeling of joy overcomes the staff that is working with her along with anyone she comes into contact with in the community. Most everyone in the community seems to know her. She especially loves to hear children playing and gets excited when they come up to her to say “Hello”.