Adult Day Connection (ADC) recently received an $11,000 contribution from the Stafford Family Charitable Trust to fund new equipment purchases. The trust was established in 1988 and has since donated more than $1.5 million to organizations in central Missouri. Their first contribution to SHP occurred in 1993.

Thanks to the Stafford Family’s most recent contribution, ADC will be able to purchase a wheelchair scale, convertible sofa, and three reclining chairs. The wheelchair scale will assist in monitoring weight and prevent such conditions as congestive heart failure and anorexia. The convertible sofa will flatten to allow for easy use by physical therapy students who gain experiential learning with participants who have had strokes and neurological deficits. Reclining chairs provide the durability and antimicrobial features to stand up to daily use and cleaning.

Of the donation, SHP Advancement Officer Quintin Hull says, “Generosity like this ensures SHP is able to continue providing the high-quality care that improves the health and well-being of the participants at ADC.”

Dr. Kristofer Hagglund, Dean of the MU School of Health Professions, added, “ADC is completely self-supported, and never turns people away for an inability to pay for services, so gifts like this, and the support of our community are essential for helping to sustain our mission.”