BANGOR, Maine — Linda Eliot and her son Jake Van Meter will discuss a recent major victory against the state on behalf of the disabled at the next Physical Disabilities Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at¬† Winterberry Heights, 932 Ohio St.
Since 2008, Eliot and Van Meter have joined other disability advocates to press Maine‚Äôs Department of Health and Human Services to move disabled individuals from nursing homes to independent living. The effort was to enhance the lifestyles and living environment of younger adults. Not able to convince the state, a suit was filed in 2009 and a settlement was reached during this past summer which will create housing opportunities outside of a nursing facility. Van Meter is disabled. His mother is social services director at the Cortland Rehabilitation Center in Ellsworth where Jake is a resident.
Those with physical disabilities, their families and friends, caregivers, health professionals, and the public are invited to attend. Prior to the meeting there will be a pot luck supper beginning at 5:00pm. For more information, call 945-6878 or 942-6720.
Contact Name: Jeremy Libby
Telephone Number: (207)941-6553