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#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Sarah M.

5 days ago  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Sarah M.

  This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are featuring Sarah M. Sarah attends MORA’s Adult Day Services program. We talked to Sarah and a staff member from ADS, as well as her mom Susan, to find out more about her. While at ADS, Sarah takes part in several different recreational activities, does music therapy, and does …

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April 13, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Shelly M.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we are featuring Shelly M. Shelly lives in one of MORA’s residential homes with three of her good friends. We had a chance to sit down and talk to Shelly and two of her staff, Mike and Teri, to find out some more about her and the amazing things she does! …

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April 10, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

DSP of the Year: Billy Bourgeois!

“Billy has been acting as the Program Supervisor since January, 2018. Prior to this, Billy has worked in the Edina and Northgate homes. Billy has a unique and admirable drive for our field and supporting our clients, and has made a large impact on their lives and the teams in the amount of time he …

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April 6, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Keith S.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Keith S. Keith lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We asked Keith some questions about his life, job, and personal interests, and he had a lot to say! Keith works at Cub Foods. He does courtesy and maintenance work at Cub, which often involves bringing shopping carts inside …

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April 2, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

DSP of the Month – Andy Yaeger

Andy is a full-time employee at the Birch Bluff home and is the Program Coordinator. In addition to that role he also is a huge support to the behavioral response team. Andy’s best attribute is his ability to go with the flow. He has an uncanny ability to understand the wants, needs and desires of …

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March 30, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Tracy B.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Tracy B. Tracy lives in one of MORA’s residential homes. We talked to Tracy and her staff to find out what it is that makes Tracy so awesome! Tracy attends MORA’s Adult Day Services program. There, she spends her days engaging in activities like arts and crafts and spending …

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March 23, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Brad K.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Brad K. Brad lives in one of our residential homes. We talked with Brad’s sister, Brenda, his day program staff, Max, and a staff member from his house, to get some information on Brad and why he’s so amazing. Brad currently works at MRCI. There, he works on packaging …

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March 23, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Music Therapy at ADS

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.” -Victor Hugo   Music gets our hands moving, our feet stomping, and our hearts pounding. It allows us to be freely, without hesitation.  Our Adult Day Services program received grant funding through the Minnesota State Arts Board, which enabled them to bring on a music therapist from McPhail, …

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March 16, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#DDAwareness18 – Brenden Pond House, Mallory, Jessica, Amy Jo, Susie

Yesterday, Christina had the privilege of hanging out with the ladies from our Brenden Pond house and being able to see their nightly routine. First, they made their lunches for the next day. They did chicken wraps with carrots and their choice of fruit and choice of snack. After, Mallory got ready for yoga, Jessica …

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March 16, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Donna B.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Donna B.  Donna lives in her apartment in the community and receives in-home supports from MORA. Donna works at MRCI and says that she does “different things” there for work. She also told us that she volunteers regularly at Feed My Starving Children, where she likes to put labels on …

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