On Their Own
With music always playing and their dog, Snowflake, running around, it’s clear this is true. Since moving into the Reece Endeavor home, Tom and Char have become more independent, confident and spirited. They love being a part of the community and spending time with neighbors, while also having the privacy of their own home.
Tom and Char moved into the Reece house shortly after getting married. Previously, they had lived in state institutions and licensed group homes. They now live by themselves and employ their own personal care assistants who come in as needed. A professional accountant handles the payroll details, while Tom and Char hand out the checks. Tom also works seasonally as a bell ringer for Salvation Army, and Char does volunteer work. Once home, they enjoy cooking, country music and baseball – and they especially love the freedom to make their own decisions.