Tina and Walter Underwood’s hopes and dreams for their son, Kevin, were always the same as those for his brother, Michael: that he would have hobbies and interests he enjoys, like horseback-riding. He would also have friends and a community that supports him. Most of all, others would care for him and love him as much as they do. There was always an ever-present worry about Kevin’s future: Where could he possibly live, if not with his family? Where would it be and what would it look like? Most importantly, how do we find the right place for him?
Amber’s family knew she would flourish in an independent living environment, but her unique challenges made it extremely difficult to find the right place. Then they discovered LSA.
What a difference a year can make! Meet Vanessa, one of the Fab Five ladies living at our Jordan-Bennett residential care home in Campbell for adults with developmental disabilities. She’ll be the first to tell you, “I happy!” That’s because LSA has changed her life for the better.
Empey resident Bambi recently celebrated a great milestone: high school graduation! Her teacher Mary Scates and Santa Clara County Office of Education administrator Kathy Bays came to Bambi’s LSA home to present her with a Certificate of Completion. Bambi was cheered on by her roommates and LSA staff and a party followed.
Now that Bambi is 22 and no longer eligible to receive services from the public school system, she faces an issue that all adults with developmental disabilities and their families face: What’s next?
Celebrating an Active Life Style – Meet Pam
When Pam arrived at LSA’s Rivermark Home, she couldn’t walk due to being extremely underweight and weak. She also struggled with seizures and was in and out of the hospital because of persistent infections.
With recommendations by our dietitian, a personalized exercise program developed by our physical therapist, and caring LSA staff who implemented her program daily, Pam is back on her feet again and thriving!