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Meet Stephanie

Stephanie is a participant at Hattie Larlham Constant Companions, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. While Stephanie is challenged by her eyesight, she is able to do the things she loves most at Constant Companions which are caring of the animals and engaging in activities with friends.

“I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing than attending the Constant Companions program every day,” said Stephanie. “I am happiest when I am with the animals and I get to love them and learn about them. Constant Companions is very important to me because even though I am disabled, I can still share in all of the activities.”

Stephanie enjoys bowling and dancing on the Nintendo Wii, playing Bingo, doing arts and crafts and socializing with peers. She also enjoys going to the library, zoo, area restaurants and shopping. Stephanie takes pride in her daily activities which include grooming the animals, performing general housekeeping tasks and giving tours to visitors.

Constant Companions has allowed Stephanie to overcome her disability and thrive doing the things she loves. If you would like to support a Constant Companions program, call Rosanne Drake at (330) 274 2272, ext. 3878.

4 Responses

  1. Sue Darrow

    I have the pleasure of taking care of Stephanie’s hair needs she is one of the most enjoyable clients I have. She is always happy and I look so forward to seeing her each time she has an appointment. Animals are definitely her love.

    1. jlopresti

      Thank you for your kind words Sue! We will forward your sweet message onto Stephanie.

  2. Bill Moriarty

    Great story! What a beautiful picture and story of Stephanie. Looks like mom and sister. Hattie Larlham has always been a great provider and creative resource in our community’s efforts to provide meaningful programs and care to individuals and their families. Thanks for sharing.

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