Resident Hans' Life-Changing Achievements
“I came to Cheshire Home not being able to walk, and now I’m leaving basically walking.”
On an average Tuesday at Cheshire Home, staff witnessed a truly memorable and remarkable moment. Resident Hans Forbes walked through the halls with minimal assistance. Though we are all working toward the goal of helping our residents live their most independent lives possible, it's marveling each time we see a resident make such life-changing achievements!
Hans, our resident Eagle’s fan, has made tremendous progress during his time at Cheshire Home. He moved in on June 6, 2016 and took advantage of the services offered to him during his time with us. Hans did physical therapy 6 days a week, occupational therapy 5 days are a week, and speech therapy. He participated in A.B.L.E (Awareness By Learning Experience), where he traveled to area elementary and middle schools and spoke to students about the realities of living with a disability.
All of Hans’ hard work was balanced with FUN. He regularly participated in recreational activities, parties, events and trips. He rarely missed an occasion, and we always enjoyed seeing him have a good time. His favorite event at Cheshire Home was the Holiday Express Christmas Party.
After a year and a half at Cheshire Home, Hans will be moving to Community Housing at Saint Thomas in Old Bridge. He will be closer to his family and have a new sense of independence. He will be required to complete 20 hours of schooling, community service or work. This will be a breeze for Hans, as he is planning to go back to Middlesex County College to complete his degree in Criminal Justice. His move is an ideal transition to independent living.
Hans’ hard work has paid off and we could not be more proud of him! We are wishing Hans the very best as he continues on his journey.