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BSDC - Solar Cottages

Solar CottagesThe Solar Cottages are an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/ID). 

Solar Cottages consists of four homes on the campus of BSDC that currently supports both men and women between the ages of 43 to 60 years old.

Many of the individuals supported at the cottages work on the BSDC campus for Sheridan Industries while others work throughout the Beatrice community.

Jobs within the Solar Cottages ICF/ID currently include packaging, shredding paper, mail routes, working at a thrift store, off-campus paper routes, and many more.

In addition, individuals participate in various volunteer opportunities within the community; including helping at local churches and the community hospital.

While at home, individuals cook their own meals, do their own laundry and keep their homes tidy with staff support. Many individuals have unique interests and hobbies; including participation in Special Olympics, various sporting activities, gardening, art, and much more.

The individuals living in the homes of the Solar Cottages ICF/ID have a wide range of abilities.

Solar Cottages specializes in serving individuals who might have multiple physical, behavioral and medical challenges; especially those with higher medical needs.





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