Patrick is an Home Delivered Meals (HDM) participant who has not been able to be independent due to paralytic syndrome. He has been confined to a wheelchair and he is not able to go places on his own. When one of the Gilbert congregate participants donated a motorized scooter, Patrick was one of our participants that we contacted to see if he was in need of a scooter. He was excited about the possibility of receiving the scooter. Our Activities Specialist, Amanda Shepard, and HDM driver, Dan Vega, delivered the scooter to Patrick. He now has the freedom to do errands on his own. He goes to nearby stores, he takes the trash to the trash bin and is able to give his dog a ride.
Patrick appreciates the home delivered meals and now the opportunity to be more independent.