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#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Jamie W.

4 days ago  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Jamie W.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re featuring Jamie W. Jamie lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. Jamie and one of his long-time staff, Brenda, sat down with us to talk about his life and what makes him awesome. Jamie doesn’t go to a formal job, but he does work on different programming at home during …

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4 days ago  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Kings Lane

I have reflected back, on my 4 years working with the Kings Lane home, not only as a supervisor, but also a nurse. There are many moments that immediately flood to my brain, but I am very proud to say that the team members at Kings Lane have been working with each other for over …

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One week ago  //  Christina Calkins

Hopkins book event gives stage to writers with developmental disabilities

Jason Jenkins   Reading included people supported by Wayzata-based Hammer Residences Stepping in from the cold, family and friends gathered Nov. 29 at the Depot Coffeehouse in Hopkins for the latest book event from Cow Tipping Press, a nonprofit organization that exclusively publishes work by writers with developmental disabilities. The event was the culmination of …

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November 30, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Mary W.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re featuring Mary W. Mary lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We sat down with Mary and one of her staff members to discuss her life and what makes her so awesome. Mary works at MRCI. She does a few different jobs there, including weighing cards, counting cards, and shredding. …

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November 21, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Waconia

The Waconia team is a group of cool, under pressure, person centered, fun staff. The house is always doing something to stay busy like Special Olympics, Showstoppers, Glee Club, Yoga, SoFit, church, and being involved with their community. Visiting the library, swimming at the community center, attending the Fire Departments pancake breakfast, Carver County Fair, …

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October 31, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

All Hallows Eve, A MORA Dance Party

Thursday October 25th, the lights went dim, the volume was up and the dancing feet broke loose. It was MORA’s annual Halloween Dance! The gym on our campus was decorated and ready for a scare with the help of wonderful volunteers. It was a spooktacular time enjoyed by all!

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October 19, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Peter S.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are also featuring Peter S. Peter lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We talked with Peter and a few of his staff members to find out what it is that makes him so special. Peter attends the Choice Stars program during the day. He doesn’t do any paid work …

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October 19, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Michael S.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are featuring Michael S. Michael lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We sat down with Michael and talked to a few of his staff to find out all the cool things about him. Michael works at MRCI. He’s gone there for a long time and has many friends there …

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October 16, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Alan F.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are featuring Alan F. Alan lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We met up with Alan and his staff to hear all about him and the things that make him so unique Alan works at MORA’s Adult Day Services program. Although he technically isn’t doing paid work there, he …

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October 15, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Tessman, the Northstars

Tessman represents Mount Olivet Rolling Acre’s northern most home.  In the sense that they are our Northstar. As we try to navigate this, sometimes crazy caregiver life we have immersed ourselves in, you can always count on the Tessman Team to help you get back on the right path and remember what is important.  Their …

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