Independent Living is:
Having opportunities to participate in all aspects of community life
Having a choice about where you live, with whom you live and how you want to live
Making choices and taking responsibility for your own actions
Taking risks and being allowed to fail
Controlling and directing your own life
Community integration means discovering you DO have choices. Too often individuals who have spent years in a nursing home become "institutionalized" and are not aware of the options available to them.
Socialialization Through Recreation
SMCIL supports Socialization through Recreation by actively participating with and supporting Southern Maryland Community Resources, an agency in Southern Maryland that offers opportunities to meet new people, develop interpersonal skills, gain self-confidence, and most of all to have fun.