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National Volunteer Week 2019

April 8, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

National Volunteer Week 2019

  It is  National Volunteer Week, I thought this would be a perfect time to share with you, a little bit about me. I grew up in Bloomington and continue to call Bloomington home . I have 3 kids and 2 very sweet grandbabies!! I enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. Being …

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April 2, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Mackenthun

  There are so many accolades that can be written about the individuals that work at the Mackenthun house, but it is the accolades of the team that are made up by those individuals, that makes it such a special place to live and work. To say we have had staffing challenges over the past …

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March 14, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

Disability Services Day at the Capitol 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 people from across MN gathered at the Capitol rotunda to cheer, celebrate and to make each and every one our voices heard. Organizations, DSPs, Case Managers, directors, guardians, clients all met and rallied in hopes to stop the 7% cut and to show them how important the work DSPs do is …

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March 14, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Victoria

When I think of the Victoria team and what they have endured, overcome, and what they are currently working towards to increase the quality of life for their clients; it makes a smile on my heart. Not only does the team pride themselves in integrating the clients into the community, but they have also made …

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January 16, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

Team of the Month – Northgate

“I love walking into Northgate because I am always greeted with smiles.  Smiles from the residents, who feel comfortable and supported in their home, and smiles from the staff who provide that for them.  Even with the many changes the team has been through they haven’t lost their smiles or their optimism.  In the past …

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January 11, 2019  //  Christina Calkins

2019 Annual Togetherness Event!

      Date: Sunday February 24, 2019 Location: The Medina Ballroom,  Medina Entertainment Center   We will be featuring performances by the Rockin’ Rollin’ Acres Glee Club, MORA Bell Choir, Free Wheelin and Showstoppers Dance Troupe along with light appetizers and beverages.   Please RSVP by February 10, 2019 to Stephanie Kohl at 952.401.4872 …

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December 14, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Shannon S.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are featuring Shannon S. Shannon lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We sat down with Shannon and two of her staff to find out more about her and all the awesome things she’s up to!   Shannon attends MORA’s Adult Day Services program. She doesn’t have a paying job, …

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December 10, 2018  //  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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December 10, 2018  //  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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December 7, 2018  //  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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