Tenant Testimonial: Jessica

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Meet Jessica

Our Vistas Apartment Communities are home to people with disabilities of all ages. We have tenants who have been retired for several years and we have tenants, like Jessica, who are still in their twenties.

Jessica has been a tenant at Meadow Vistas for seven years. She previously lived on her own while attending Wright State University, which is one of the most accessible universities in the country. After leaving college, Jessica did not want to move back home; she wanted to live independently in an accessible apartment. While searching online, Jessica discovered Meadow Vistas, filled out an application, and has been a tenant ever since.

Jessica was on the adaptive swim team at Wright State University. She competed in the freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke events and won six first place medals. Jessica currently enjoys reading, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. She has one cat, Gracie, who keeps her company. Jessica volunteers with the annual Cleveland MDA walk and helps to raise money for the organization.

Jessica appreciates being able to live on her own at Meadow Vistas. The accessible design of the kitchen counter tops and cabinets keeps everything within her reach. The apartment is very easy to maneuver in her power chair; Jessica finds the roll-in shower particularly convenient. She likes the flexibility of the unit and how it can adapt to her needs as they change over time.

Living at Meadow Vistas has allowed Jessica to be active and independent. Regarding the impact living at Meadow Vistas has made in her life Jessica said, “It has allowed me to become an adult and to make my own decisions and do things for myself.”