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Community Living adjusting to how it meets needs of those living with developmental disabilities
Brandon Reeves was busy working three jobs in Guelph prior to the pandemic, but now he is adapting to a new routine and practising different ways of connecting with loved ones from his supported group living accommodation.
“I realized something was definitely wrong because before I used to go home almost every weekend to see my family,” he said.
Originally from Mount Forest, 35-year-old Reeves has lived in Guelph for eight years and receives residential support from Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW), an organization that supports adults living with developmental disabilities.
Due to the provincial lockdown and physical distancing measures, he is no longer working and many of his regular social and physical activities have changed. Now, he’s using a donated iPad to connect with friends and family more regularly.
“I use the iPad to talk with my mom, my dad and some of my friends. I also have an app for music,” he said.