The residents in one of our houses had a hopping good time visiting with a certain springtime rabbit this weekend. The Easter Bunny spent quality time with each individual, giving everyone a personalized basket of gifts to enjoy, including sensory toys, lotion, nail polish, a watch, and socks.
The bunny didn’t hop off after that, though. She stayed with the group for about five hours coloring and decorating Easter eggs and helping with chores. When they needed to do errands in the community, guess who tagged along? Everyone loved the excitement of escorting the Easter Bunny into Wal-Mart and local supermarkets and having children rush towards them shouting, “It’s the Easter Bunny!” The excitement still hasn’t completely died down – everyone has been talking about it all weekend.
As one staff member said, “It was adorable and all part of a day’s work. Just working with the individuals is a perk in itself, but we get to do fun things like this, things you can’t do at most other jobs. “
Living Resources’ Residential Program provides support in a variety of settings based on the needs and abilities of the individual. Our Supportive Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) provides individuals with residential services and support for 2 to 15 hours a week while those in our Supervised Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) receive a higher level of oversight and 24-hour-a-day support
All our residential sites offer a home environment, while also providing group learning experiences and the development of skills in daily living. In addition, our residential program assists individuals with accessing community services and recreational activities.