A peer can be defined as a person who is similar in fundamental ways to the recipient of the support and their relationship is one of equality. A peer is in a position to offer support by virtue of relevant experience. He or she has “been there, done that” and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. The defining characteristic of peer support is that it refers to relationships and interactions between people who are peers, that is people “who are equal in ability, standing, rank, or value”. Support from peers can offer emotional, social, and even practical assistance.
With Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.’s (ILRC’s) newly formed Women’s Group, ladies with disabilities have the opportunity to connect with other ladies with disabilities. All ladies with disabilities, regardless of age or level of disability, are invited to join Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) for Women’s Group Fall Gathering featuring snacks, pumpkin decorating, and future events planning. This gathering on October 21, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Eldon McDonalds, 401 South Aurora St., Eldon, MO provides an opportunity for ladies with disabilities to make new friends with other women in similar life circumstances who understand and who share the same problems, feelings, and questions.
There is no cost to participate in the Women’s Group and all ladies with disabilities are welcome to participate. ILRC requests that ladies with disabilities RSVP to Rose at 573-556-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, October 16, 2013.