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Robert and Patricia: An Inseparable Bond

For 57-year-old Robert,* his mother Patricia* is his biggest advocate, always working to ensure he has every opportunity to lead a full and happy life. As Robert’s primary caregiver at 99 years old, her fervor and dedication have not diminished.

Nick: Living Life to its Fullest

“My favorite thing to do… is to live life to the fullest!” Nick shares his story of how faith, hard work, and the Advocates community have guided his recovery journey.

Jim: Gaining Greater Independence

Many in the Woburn community know Advocates Warren House resident Jim as “backwards Jim.” Jim, whose favorite hobby is “cruising around” town, has been known to push himself backwards in his manual wheelchair.

But “backwards Jim” is just Jim lately, since he gained responsibility using his power wheelchair.

JMurtaugh

Tina: A Home of Firsts

Enjoying summer days on Main Street in Hyannis among the surf shops and restaurants, rooting for the home team at a Cape Cod Baseball League game, and frequent visits to the mall is exactly what an active lifestyle in the community looks like for Tina and Advocates’ Shared Living caregiver, Shannon.