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LIFE Club Events This Week!

Join us for some upcoming virtual events! Any and all are welcome!

We have now added another Moving & Grooving and Pop Culture Group! Join us on Tuesdays at 10am and Fridays at 12pm for Pop Culture and Wednesdays at 12pm AND Thursdays at 12:45pm for Moving and Grooving.

Tuesday, September 1

Pop Culture Group: Cartoons and Animation

When:  Tuesday, September 1 from 10:00am-11:00am

What:  Pop Culture Group is an opportunity for clients to come together and connect over their common interests and explore new ideas at the same time. Come explore different styles of cartoons, animation, and comedy through illustrated art. We will learn, laugh, and watch in this upcoming session focused on cartoons and animation. This one is for the tv lovers! Pop Culture Group is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88042448634 at 10:00am to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions. All are welcome!

LIFE Club:  Musical Instruments

When:  Tuesday, September 1 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

What: Join us for an evening of friendship, discussion, and learning! These interactive groups will focus on developing skills and confidence for social situations in a way that is fun and informative! Join us this week as we create and play our own musical instruments. Let’s get creative with the items in our house to make kazoos, drums, shakers…the possibilities are endless. We will end with a jam session.  LIFE Club is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541386228 at 5:00pm to participate. Contact christopher.sharkey@supportinc.com or gwen.bonilla@supportinc.com for any questions. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, September 2

Moving and Grooving:  Tai Chi

When:  Wednesday, September 2 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What:  We will join together to discuss life’s stressors while improving the physical health of our bodies to create a healthy lifestyle by learning helpful social and exercise habits. Thisgroupwill incorporate a different movement activity every session. Join us for tai chi! There will be a tutorial and visuals for this fun and meditation based exercise. This is a great opportunity to be active during a virtual time. Adaptable for all abilities! Moving and Grooving is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact ashley.treiber@supportinc.com or meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions.

Thursday, September 3

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, September 3 from 11:00am-12:00pm

What: Touching Stories is a unique therapy model, specifically designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that pairs the social and emotional learning of story with sensory integration activities in a way that is educational, engaging, and simply, a lot of fun! We have adapted our Touching Stories for at home use. Gwen and Meredith will first lead participants in a scavenger hunt for the sensory items needed for the stories (all items are common items found in every home) and then will tell the sensory-based stories to the group. Please see the attached list for scavenger hunt items. If you are curious to learn more, please watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcjzvevJ9_w&t=67s. Touching Stories is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216 at 11:00am to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact gwen.bonilla@supportinc.com or meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions. Everyone is welcome!

Moving and Grooving:  Dance Party

When:  Thursday, September 3 from 12:45pm-1:45pm

What:  We will join together to discuss life’s stressors while improving the physical health of our bodies to create a healthy lifestyle by learning helpful social and exercise habits. Thisgroupwill incorporate a different movement activity every session. This week we will celebrate all the hard work from the last few weeks in Moving and Grooving. Join us for a dance party where we will learn the classics like YMCA, The Macarena, Cupid Shuffle, the Chicken Dance and many others. Dancing is a great way to experience different muscle movement. is a great opportunity to be active during a virtual time. Adaptable for all abilities! Moving and Grooving is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907174169 at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact ashley.treiber@supportinc.com for any questions.

Friday, September 4

Pop Culture Group: It’s Elementary!

When:  Friday, September 4 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What:  Pop Culture Group is an opportunity for clients to come together and connect over their common interests and explore new ideas at the same time. Join us as we explore the exciting genre of mystery. We will learn, watch and solve in this upcoming session focused on mysteries and unexplained phenomenon. The game is afoot! This week we will “get a clue” about what makes mysteries work. Pop Culture Group is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88042448634 at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions. All are welcome!

Items Needed For Thursday, September 3

We’ll do two stories:

Scavenger Hunt for Henny Penny!

  1. Wooden Spoon
  2. Empty box or Hardcover book
  3. Something round like a nut
  4. Shirt with a pocket
  5. String
  6. “Pail” or a Jar or a bowl
  7. Berries or something that smells like berries
  8. Nails/Screws/etc
  9. Buttons
  10. Something Furry/Soft
  11. And get ready to make animal noises for a chicken, a duck, a cow, a goose, a pig, a sheep, and a fox

Scavenger Hunt for Obedient Jack!

  1. Yoga mat or towel

*Make sure to wear comfy clothes.

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Host Home Provider of the Month: Tenzing Lama

Please join us in congratulating our recent Host Home Provider of the Month, Tenzing Lama!

The following write-up was produced by RPC Katelyn Bruce on the Denver Metro 2 Team:

I first met Tenzing Lama when I was searching for a home for a client that was hard to place given her supervision requirements and financial struggles. Since moving in, Lama has done amazing with this client, including making her comfortable, encouraging her time with her daughter, and doing his best to get her financial issues taken care of. I was super new to this client but I hadn’t seen her happier than she is when I visit her at Lama’s home, which is why I’m nominating Tenzing Lama as HHP of the month. He is grateful and accommodating and always offers me the best green tea in the world when I come out to the home.

Thank you, Lama, for everything you’ve done and continue to do. (You guys, he also has two super tiny cute dogs that are a JOY to be around…. Hi Tommy!!!)

loveland-office

Loveland Office Is Moving!

Hello Support Inc. Teams, I am proud to announce that Loveland will be moving its office on July 22nd, 2015! This venture will be a new frontier for Support, Inc. in helping us to navigate a more Family Caregiver centered setting as well as a more Person-Centered feel. It is an old Victorian house built in 1901. It has just been remodeled and will help us to support community activities and support groups to inspire connections that may have not otherwise been made. We also continue to provide Host Home options and Supported Living Services as well as Children Extensive Supports out of the Loveland office.  We are hoping to build and grow in all program areas. We will let you know when we are moved in and ready to have an Open House! We have a kitchen so cooking/baking is encouraged!

We will be at 245 W. 4th Street in Loveland. Keep in mind that the office may be down for a week as we get organized. We will all be working remotely however and can be contacted through our usual contacts. Help us celebrate this awesome addition to Support, Inc. and all of the people that have put in such hard work, creativity and innovation to make this happen! Check it out!

"Colorado Companies to Watch awards at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Photo Steve Peterson"

Colorado Company To Watch

We are thrilled to announce that Support, Inc. has been named as a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence, and influence of Support, Inc. as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“We are pleased to recognize Support, Inc. for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado. Thank you, Support, Inc.,” says David Tolson, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman.

Read the Press Release 

Read More about our Nomination

“Colorado Companies to Watch awards at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, June 5, 2015. Photo Steve Peterson”
“Colorado Companies to Watch awards at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, June 5, 2015. Photo Steve Peterson”
Sentinel Article

Support, Inc. Puts ‘Able’ Back Into Everyone’s Lives

Exerpt taken from the Sentinel

“For the thousands of Coloradans with intellectual or developmental disabilities, carving out a societal niche can be a daunting task, if not an impossible one.

Inadequate funding. Limited employment opportunities. A lack of appropriate, supportive housing options. Each of those factors is a hurdle for the estimated 1.5 to 2.5 percent of the American population that lives with some sort of intellectual or developmental disability, according to the Bethesda Institute.

But for more than 25 years, Support Inc. has aimed to clear some of those obstacles, even if just slightly, in order to improve the life of hundreds of people in the metro area.”

Read Full Article Here: https://www.sentinelcolorado.com/news/aurora-company-puts-able-back-everyones-lives/

25th anniversary video

25th Anniversary Celebration

Support, Inc. thanks our friends, family and partners for truly making our 25th Anniversary Bash a day to remember. Some of you drove long distances to share this special day with us, and most all of you rearranged your busy schedules to fit in a little fun. Thank you for being apart of this extraordinary journey.

Check out the photos below!

Face painting fun!

Support Inc 25 year bash face painting photo

Costume play

Support Inc 25 Year Bash costume photo
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Support Inc 25 Year Bash attendees photo
Support Inc 25 Year Bash attendees photo
Support Inc 25 Year Bash band
Support Inc 25 Year Bash cake
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Support Inc 25 Year Bash James Stewart
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Support Inc 25 Year Rich and Dennis