For Claremont resident Suzanne Sheppard, life couldn’t be better. Since she has moved into in Aveo Derwent Waters, her confidence and independence has soared.
“Everything I need is here and it is just perfect. I get help with cleaning. I can walk to the bus stop at the end of the driveway, or to Claremont village where everything I need is right there in walking distance.”
To navigate safely and independently Suzanne received orientation and mobility instruction from VisAbility.
“The lady who trained me in using the cane has helped me with the buses as I often can’t see them coming. You have to get the right one or you could end up anywhere. She made me signs with the big numbers of the bus I want to catch.
I hold them up when the bus is coming and then the driver knows when to stop. There are all sorts of different ways that VisAbility has helped me.”
Suzanne used to burn herself when making cups of tea as she couldn’t see the level of the hot water in the cup, so VisAbility organised a liquid level indicator.
These attach to your cup and notify you audibly when the water reaches a certain level. She also received magnifiers to help with reading and an ambutech lightweight mobility cane.
VisAbility is awesome. They have helped me so much, it is just fantastic!Suzanne Sheppard, VisAbility client.
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