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Spreading Joy

Trucks, planes, cars—some brightly colored, others with eyes.  Enter the world of Ruben Molina, who spends his days making wooden toys for children.  Despite neuropathy and other ailments, Ruben made the decision a while back to be active and stay engaged with those around him.  These days, he uses his creative talents to make children, many who are unwell and hospitalized, happy because it brings him just as much joy as it brings them.


“My favorite pastime is to gift children the toys I’ve made. It gives me great joy to make them happy with this small gesture,” he said.  My daughter and I take routine shopping trips to ensure I have all the supplies I need to continue with my craft.  I’m thankful for everyone who helps me get my toys to children. I want to be an example for people and let them know they can find a hobby and pursue it, instead of wasting away their days.”


Ruben participates in the Adult Family Living (AFL) Program, which is offered under the CT Department of Social Services (DSS) CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Waiver.  Adult Family Living is a unique housing model which allows older adults to live in a private home and receive care. Through the program, personal care and support services are provided to an older adult by a caregiver who lives in the home that is owned by either the older adult or the caregiver. Ruben is cared for by his daughter, Yvette.  


CCC Care Manager Melissa and Interpreter Angel visit Ruben as part of his care management plan. “Angel assists my daughter and me with our language barrier, making our lives easier. An interpreter helps me to express myself to others and say what I feel and makes me feel more comfortable. I so appreciate the love, care and concern I have received from CCC.”
 


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