Stepping Stones

 

Tim Pagani

Independent Living Skills Trainer

tpagani@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2110

Stepping Stones is a program for nursing home residents who want to develop independent living skills

Stepping Stones participants:

  • Meet and interact with other nursing facility residents.
  • Learn about community resources and about living independently in their own home.
  • Earn a small stipend for completion of the Stepping Stones program.

Stepping Stones Session Curriculum

Stepping Stones meets once a week for six weeks. Each session is two hours long. Topics covered include:

  • Week 1: Independent living and disability rights
  • Week 2: Social support – communication
  • Week 3: Introduction to technology
  • Week 4: Housing & healthcare
  • Week 5: Income, transportation, & money management
  • Week 6: Healthy living
An Access Living instructor teaches nursing home residents about independent living skills.
Access Living staff work to make sure disabled people who want to transition out of a nursing home have the skills to do so. These skills include budgeting and money management.