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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Linda’s Second Chance

image When Linda first came to live at Lindsay Home, she was 57 years old, overweight with graying hair, and rather timid. She had always stayed at home and taken care of her brother and had never had a job or much of a social life. She began working at a local work shop and quickly began to make friends with her housemates as well as with her co-workers at the work shop. Through Lindsay Home's exercise program at the local Wellness Center, Linda began to exercise regularly and decided she wanted to lose some weight. She received education on healthy eating at the group home and began to decrease her portion sizes and make healthier food choices. As she began to make friends, lose weight, and do fun activities, Linda began to blossom. She did so well in her work at the work shop that she moved into the Supported Employment program there and was offered a job at a local restaurant. She accepted the job and has done so well that she has become an indispensable employee and has already received a pay increase. She has lost 22 pounds and bought a complete new wardrobe, colored her hair and now participates in Special Olympics bocce, basketball, volleyball and bowling. Linda is known as "Sunshine" by her co-workers because she always has a smile on her face and a sunny disposition. Because she has done so well in her job, Linda has been able to not only buy a new wardrobe, but also a TV for her room, a DVD/VCR player, an IPOD, a birth stone ring she had always wanted, and many other things she never thought she would have. Linda is a true Lindsay Home success story.
Posted by Zionville on 11/04 at 03:56 PM

Catlin’s Gratitude

image The girls from Lindsay Home attended services at Union Baptist Church in Zionville on 10/18/09 to hear a speaker from Baptist Children's Homes. They proudly stood as they were recognized as a part of Baptist Children's Homes. When asked if they had anything they would like to say, staff were surprised when Catlin began to talk about how grateful she was for Lindsay Home, how loving the staff are to her, how the staff protect her and look out for her safety and best interests, how she gets to do things that she would never be able to do if not for Lindsay Home, and how proud she is to be a part of Baptist Children's Homes. Everyone had tears in their eyes at Catlin's words, and not least of all the Lindsay Home staff whose hearts swelled with pride, love, and appreciation for "their girl".
Posted by Zionville on 11/04 at 03:28 PM

Bringing Home the Silver

Linda from Lindsay Home brought home a silver medal from the Special Olympics bocce tournament in Charlotte on 10/24/09. This was Linda's first tournament and she is very proud of her success and her medal. Congratulations Linda!
Posted by Zionville on 11/04 at 03:06 PM

Sweet Tooth Fairies

The girls at Lindsay Home decided to share their sweet tooth with the children this Halloween and arranged to give out candy to the little ones at the mall on Saturday night. The ladies dressed in their costumes and had a great time treating all the children.
Posted by Zionville on 11/04 at 03:01 PM

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