Meet Pam

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“Social isolation has been a painful part of many individuals’ COVID-19 experience. Pam was nolonger working due to COVID, had little interest in social engagement, lived alone in her childhood home, and expressed feelings of depression.

The Assocication on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) staff invited Pam to join a group that was meeting virtually. Initially, she declined, but reluctantly agreed to give it a try after several invitations. After a few meetings and ongoing encouragement from staff, she willingly chose to participate. Pam reports finding meaning in these weekly gatherings, as well as improved self-esteem and quality of life.

Not only has Pam gained social skills, social capital, and self-esteem, she reports improvement in her community experiences and quality of life, and the data collected supports these changes.”

Kathy Farache
Assistant Director
The Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

The Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities supports and serves aging adults with developmental disabilities to promote their dignity and independence.