Learning with the LDA Feature Story


“She’s really taught me to enjoy the simple things, because it’s sometimes the simplest things that make her happiest,” – Elaine, LDACNY LIFE counselor.

“Jennie and Elaine have known each other for almost two years. They go out to eat. They go shopping, which is Jennie’s favorite pastime. They take care of Jennie’s dog, Fluffy. Since Elaine was hired by LDACNY as Jennie’s life counselor, the women have spent time together a few days a week.

It’s a symbiotic relationship. Due to Jennie’s dual diagnosis of developmental and psychiatric disabilities, she has a number of vulnerabilities. She can’t drive. She needs assistance handling her finances. The LDACNY team helps her manage the several medications she takes…”

To read more, check out the August issue of Syracuse Woman Magazine. Lorna Oppedisano had the opportunity to interview a couple of our clients and employees. Click here to read the rest of her story.