Eufemia (Minnie) Crouse
Minnie has been a consumer at Access to Independence since January 6, 2016. She worked with advocate who facilitated a home visit through the Older Americans who Are Blind program. Minnie signed up to attend the Center for the Blind programs. She said the school was an “awakening for me” and that it feels like, “my home is the best place, I’am not lost anymore” and that she, “looks forward to get up in the morning.”
Her bus drivers are, “nice” and she calls the ride an, “early massage.” Minnie attended the graduation at Center for the Blind and said she, “cried inside, when saw graduation and feels inspired by the people who spoke”.
Minnie is writing a book about the physical experiences she’s had since being sick and purchased a, “pen, paper and record that helps me takes notes”. She also received a free CCTV from a member of the Advisory Committee for the Older American who Are Blind program.
Minnie has family that lives in the Philippines. She donated instruments to the community and paid to have an outdoor area built. Helping the community “is my purpose” and is, “inspiring and therapeutic” according to Minnie, “she feels like a different person and likes sharing with others.”