One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

by | Aug 1, 2022

Every day, we have the pleasure of working with amazing people. People who do not define themselves by their disabilities and strive to live their best lives. Finding ways to live independently, accepting help and assistance, and using tools and resources to make daily tasks easier are all examples of this.

We were so fortunate to have Loz Antonenko speak at our recent Support Coordinator Networking Brunch, who shared her tips on resolving mobility issues. She opened all our eyes to what is achievable. When it comes to mobility, a few simple devices can make all the difference. Thank you, Loz.

An option for supplying equipment to people where it can make a difference is to share second-hand items. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” as the saying goes. A recent example of this presented itself to us. A family donated a used electric recliner chair to Integrity (this is a very expensive item but can make a huge difference for someone who has difficulty getting in and out of a chair). We were able to present the chair to one of our clients, Donnie, who was astounded by the generosity of the donation but has made a significant difference in his daily life. Donnie adores his recliner and uses it on a daily basis!

We encourage people to consider how they can make a difference in someone’s life by donating something they might otherwise throw away.