Why We're Here
Living, learning, working, loving, having fun. That’s what life with a developmental challenge should be – and that’s why Mary Centre was founded as a non-profit agency in 1988.
Why Mary Centre?
First of all, about three out of every 100 people have some type of developmental challenge. A significant number require support with daily living.
Second, whereas a generation ago, people who were developmentally challenged rarely lived into their fifties, today more are living into their seventies and even eighties.
While this is a reason to celebrate, it also means that these individuals are outliving their parent and sibling caregivers. Moreover, they require more care as they age. Thus older adults with a developmental challenge are under-served and often marginalized.
Mary Centre is serving an increasing number of these seniors.