Get to Know Jo Seiberling
Jo grew up on a farm near Alma, Wisconsin. Betty and the late Lowell Seiberling have three children. Jo’s siblings moved away from home when most people leave home to begin their adult lives. Jo remained at home with her parents until her father’s health made it difficult for her to stay with them.
After graduating from Durand High School, Jo received services from Riverfront, Inc. until the services were no longer available. Jo started working at the Wabasha County DAC in December, 2015. Jo liked coming to the DAC because some of her friends from Alma also worked there.
In June, 2016 Jo moved into a home in Wabasha. With a big smile, Jo commented she really enjoys the three ladies who live with her as well as the team members who provide direct support. Jo continues to work at the Wabasha County DAC where she sees old and new friends.
Jo loves her family and talks fondly about them daily. Jo visits her family often, and spends holidays with them. When she returns to her home in Wabasha she is excited to share what she did and who she visited.
Jo has a typical lifestyle of recreation, leisure and household responsibilities. Jo said some of her favorite leisure activities are bowling, working on her latch hook rug, completing craft projects with her housemates and team members, word search puzzles, having guests over for meals and activities and attending dances. Jo’s favorite household activities include cooking, putting her laundry away and helping to empty the dishwasher. Jo enjoys watching the Brewers and the Packers on television. Jo attended a Brewers game last summer and a Packers game in December.
Jo’s mother, Betty, stated, “It is working out perfect and I am glad it happened.” Betty also commented, “Jo really enjoys life and she seems really happy.” The living arrangement is mutually beneficial. Jo is a valued member of the community and is happy to live, work, and be a participating member of the Wabasha community. Jo is a friendly and kindhearted person you should get to know.
March is Disabilities Awareness Month. This article has been written to increase community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.
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