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HHP of the Month:

Please join us in congratulating Corrie and Chris Colburn as our recent recipients for Host Home Provider of the Month. The following write-up was produced by RPC Jared Trembly:

I want to nominate Chris and Corrie Colburn as Providers of the Month. Since my client had moved in with them earlier in the year they have been extremely amenable and understanding HHP’s. Though the dynamic can be somewhat tricky, their household has been one of stability and comfort for their clients. I do not worry about the level of care each client receives because I know they will be treated the with love, respect and dignity they each deserve. Their communication is top notch and they exemplify the professionalism we look for in Support Inc Host Home Providers. Thank you Chris and Corrie for being outstanding providers for our clientele and embodying the Support Inc ideals!

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LIFE Club Events This Week!

Monday, November 30

LIFE Club: Game Day!

When:  Monday, November 30 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: Today is a game day!! We’ll play Holiday BINGO.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541386228

Tuesday, December 1

Pop Culture Club: NaNoWriMo

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

What:  This week we’ll be reading the story we wrote together! We’ll also be discussing what we should do in PCC for this upcoming month.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84620087562  

Wednesday, December 2

MVP Club: Show Your Emotions Masks

When:  Wednesday, December 2 from 10:00 am-11:00 am

What: Be an MVP (Most Valuable Person) in your community!  In this new group, we will use arts and crafts, games, and engaging discussion to talk about safe relationships, combatting bullying, setting boundaries, and being the best, most valuable person we can be!

This week, we will be making Show Your Emotions Masks!

Materials needed: disposable masks and markers

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86571217826

Moving and Grooving: Dance Off!

When:  Wednesday, December 2 from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm

What: Join us for a dance party! Dancing is a great way to experience different muscle movement.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  

Thursday, December 3

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, December 3 from 11:30 am- 12:15 pm

What: 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.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216

Friday, December 4

Pop Culture Club: Holiday Talk

When:  Friday, December 4 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: Join us as we discuss how our holidays could change this year and learn about different December holidays all over the world!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84620087562

Items Needed for 6 Blind Men and the Elephant:

Find the following items:

1. A spice tea bag, cinnamon, or something that smells like cinnamon

2. A Hairbrush

3. A piece of rope (or string)

4. A hand-held fan or a piece of cardboard

5. A bucket or small plastic trash can

6. A picture of an elephant (from a book, magazine or printed froma google image search)

Lay the items out in order. Position the client so that (s)he is sitting within reach of a wall

April

Support, Inc. Welcomes New Staff Account, April Hanie

Please join us in welcoming April Hanie, our new Staff Accountant. April started with us in early November and will be working out of the Aurora Office.

April will be taking over the staff accountant responsibilities that Jane has been doing, in addition to some other ones that Carole has been keeping.  This includes all manners of disbursements, payroll and month end closing.

April comes to us with some really great experience, having worked for a service company that provides accounting, tax and bookkeeping support to many clients in the trucking and transportation industry.

Welcome to the team April!  We are super excited and look forward to working with you!

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LIFE Club Events for This Week!

Please Note: there are several day/time changes for the programs from last week forward. Double check the days/times of your favorite groups 😊

Join us for some upcoming virtual events!

Please follow the links imbedded in this message to participate.

Monday, November 16

LIFE Club: Jell-O!

When:  Monday, November 16 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: Join us as we make our very own Jell-O molds and discuss what we’re grateful for! Pick up a box of your favorite Jell-O and whatever else you like to put in your Jell-O mold! Some examples are mini marshmallows, mandarin oranges, your favorite fruit, chocolate chips, or sparkling water to give it a little pizzazz.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541386228

Tuesday, November 17

Pop Culture Club: NaNoWriMo

When:  Tuesday, November 17 from 10:00 am-11:00 am

What:  It’s National Novel Writing Month! Come for an opportunity to express yourself in writing! We will learn about writing, discuss different stories, and learn what makes a good story.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84620087562  

Wednesday, November 18

MVP Club: Group Goals!

When:  Wednesday, November 18 from 10:00 am-11:00 am

What: Be an MVP (Most Valuable Person) in your community!  In this new group, we will use arts and crafts, games, and engaging discussion to talk about safe relationships, combatting bullying, setting boundaries, and being the best, most valuable person we can be!

This week, we will be making a poster about our group goals. 

Materials needed: paper and markers or crayons

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86571217826

Moving and Grooving: Better Belly Yoga

When:  Wednesday, November 18 from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm

What: Come learn some yoga moves that help with digestion!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  

Thursday, November 19

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, November 19 from 11:30 am- 12:15 pm

What: 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.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216

Friday, November 20

Pop Culture Club: Making Traditions Our Own

When:  Friday, November 20 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: Join us as we discuss how we celebrate, what we are looking forward to, what we may have to miss or adjust to this year, and all around how we can adapt and still have a good time!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84620087562

2019-coronavirus (1)

COVID-19 Updates

Good morning,

As the United States experiences an increase in COVID-19, Colorado is also hitting a pivotal moment in this pandemic. Colorado is seeing an alarming increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19 to a level we haven’t seen since earlier this year. Colorado is at a daily positivity rate of 9.76% and weekly average of 8.10% which shows declining transmission control across the State. Health Experts including the CDC have indicated at a 5% positivity rate, States and Counties are doing a good job of controlling the spread of the virus. The continued rise of COVID-19 has prompted CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) to update the statewide health order. The update asks for people to “shrink their bubble” by limiting personal gatherings to no more than 10 individuals from no more than 2 separate households. While many counties around the state are already moving to more restrictive measures, Colorado has the chance now to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to avoid further restrictions. You can follow this link to see what level your county is in.

It’s imperative we all do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. You can do this by limiting your contact with the people you don’t live with and utilizing the attached activity risk scale to make informed decisions prior to engaging in activities. When you are around others that don’t live with you, wear a mask/ face covering, stay 6 feet apart and don’t gather in groups of more than 10 and from 2 households.

We at Support, Inc. are limiting our non-essential activities during this time. This includes limiting our use of the offices to only necessary trips. We are also limiting our in-person visits and utilizing virtual tools whenever possible. Our day program and DSP services will continue to run as normal at this time. Please continue to stay in touch with your team should you or anyone in your home become exposed to or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. We can all protect ourselves and the individuals we support to reduce the spread of the virus by following these infection control practices.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as little as 2 days but may not appear for 14 days after being exposed. If you have been exposed, you may not yet be displaying symptoms and may never display symptoms (asymptomatic). This poses the risk of spreading the virus to others before you become symptomatic or are aware you have been infected. Protect yourself and others by following the infection control steps above and monitor yourself and the individuals in your home for symptoms of COVID-19.

– Fever and chills

– Cough

– Shortness of breath or difficulty berating

– Fatigue

– Muscle or body aches

– Headache

– New loss of taste or smell

– Sore throat

– Congestion or runny nose

– Nausea or vomiting

– Diarrhea

Many of these symptoms are the same symptoms as the Flu. For the best protection from the Flu it’s best to get a flu shot by the end of October. There are many options to get your flu shot this year including local pharmacies, grocery stores or at your primary care physician’s office. If you or the individual you support need assistance finding a location to get the flu shot, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your RPC. 

As Colorado reaches this pivotal point in the pandemic, we can all do our part to keep ourselves and the individual’s we support safe and healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime. We also have a few infographics to share, to help guide the decision making process for the next several weeks.

-Laura Viers

Laura.Viers@supportinc.com

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LIFE Club Events-new times for groups!

Please Note: there are several day/time changes for the programs from this week forward. Double check the days/times of your favorite groups 😊

Join us for some upcoming virtual events!

Please follow the links imbedded in this message to participate.

Monday, November 2

LIFE Club: Voting Games!

When:  Monday, November 2 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: Join us for a discussion about voting and how elections work!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541386228

Tuesday, November 3

Pop Culture Club: Voting and Civic Engagement

When:  Tuesday, November 3 from 10:00 am-11:00 am

What:  Come for an opportunity to express your human rights. We will learn about government, civic engagement, and how to participate. Why is everyone talking about registering to vote?! Let’s find out!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324855770

Wednesday, November 4

Special Pop Culture Club: Post-Election Discussion

When:  Wednesday, November 4 from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

What:  Come for an opportunity to ask questions and express your feelings following the election. This group is open to ALL- clients, providers, caregivers, and staff.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324855770

In addition to the Post-Election Discussion, our clinicians are available to talk. Feel free to contact them via email.

Gwen- Gwen.Bonilla@supportinc.com

Ashley- Ashley.Treiber@supportinc.com

Chris- Christopher.Sharkey@supportinc.com

Moving and Grooving: Strength

When:  Wednesday, November 4 from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm

What: This week is all about strength. What makes you strong? We will discuss different types of strengths and how it relates to both our inner and outer selves.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  

Thursday, November 5

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, November 5 from 11:30 am- 12:15 pm

What: 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.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216

Friday, November 6

Pop Culture Club: Talking Traditions

When:  Friday, November 6 from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm

What: This week we will be shifting our focus to the holiday season!Join us as we discuss how we celebrate, what we are looking forward to, what we may have to miss or adjust to this year, and all around how we can adapt and still have a good time!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324855770

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Lauren Moore, New HR Assistant Joins Support

Please join us in welcoming our new HR Assistant, Lauren Moore, to Support!

Tuesday September 29th, 2020, Lauren will be joining the Support, Inc. team as our Human Resources Assistant. Her responsibilities will be developed over the coming weeks, but look forward to developing her role to help fit our growing needs.

Lauren holds a B.B.A. in Human Resources Management from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is currently a pursuing a Master’s Degree in HRM from Colorado State University. In 2012, Lauren began her career in the Telecommunications industry – working in several areas of HR/Talent Acquisition, Sales, and Program Management.

Lauren is a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States. In 2001, she relocated from the EU to Oklahoma City, OK with her Air Force family. Lauren’s interests include: world traveling, amateur skiing and cooking. She is formerly licensed as a Private Investigator and freelanced her services for three years. Lauren currently resides in Littleton, CO with her partner.

She is greatly looking forward to meeting the Support, Inc. team. If you would like to connect with Lauren via LinkedIn, her URL is: www.linkedin.com/in/hrlaurenmoore

We are excited to bring Lauren aboard and look forward to all she can and will bring to our developing department.

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LIFE Club Events This Week!

Join us for some upcoming virtual events!

Please follow the links imbedded in this message to participate.

Tuesday, October 27

Pop Culture Club: Voting and Civic Engagement

When:  Tuesday, October 27 from 10:30am-11:30am

What:  Come for an opportunity to express your human rights. We will learn about government, civic engagement, and how to participate. Why is everyone talking about registering to vote?! Let’s find out!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324855770

LIFE Club:  Halloween Hang Out

When:  Tuesday, October 27 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

What: Get into the Halloween Spirit with some Spooky tunes, decorations, favorite snacks- let’s make this a party! Dress up in your favorite costume!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541386228

Wednesday, October 28

Moving and Grooving: Halloween Dance Party!

When:  Wednesday, October 28 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What: Come rattle your bones!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  

Halloween Party!!

When: Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 pm

What: We will host our Halloween Party online this year! All are welcome to attend.

To join us, please follow the link below and sign in on October 28th at 3:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, please RSVP with Cathy at Cathy.Kellogg@supportinc.com

We encourage everyone to arrive costumes and feel free to introduce your pets in costumes as well! Please see the attached and updated flyer for new details. From the costume contest to the trivia and BINGO, we are excited to see everyone soon!

Instructions: In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84259801304 Meeting ID: 842 5980 1304

Thursday, October 29

Please Note Touching Stories has a new time! We will be meeting at 11:30 am now.

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, October 29 from 11:30am-12:30pm

What: 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.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216

Friday, October 30

Pop Culture Club: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat 

When:  Friday, October 30 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What: Join us as we conquer our fears, talk about ghost stories, and celebrate this time of year. This is what we have all been waiting for! Bring your talents, enthusiasm, and imagination!

LIFE Club Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324855770

Items Needed for Thursday, October 29

1 . An herb or spice that smells f resh (basil, dill, mint, etc)

2. A LONG piece of yarn, st r ing, or rope (REALLY LONG if possible)

3. Something with a smooth, flat sur face — a dinner plate, a picture f rame, or a mi r ror would work

4. A small piece of silky fabr ic (a necktie, a silly handkerchief, etc.)

5. Scissors

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Charlie Bonilla Promoted to Staffing Coordinator

I’m very excited to announce that Charlie Bonilla has been promoted from his role as a DSP to fill the role of Staffing Coordinator within the Clinical & Day Services Department.  Charlie joined the department as a DSP about 18 months ago and quickly became a stellar team member who could consistently fill difficult assignments.  Charlie’s team members consistently describe him as calm, confident, communicative, and eager and willing to learn new things.  Charlie brings his experience within Support, Inc. and that willing eagerness to learn new things and take on new challenges to the Staffing Coordinator role.  I’m really looking forward to Charlie’s contributions to our department and have no doubt that his impact will be felt positively throughout the organization. 

Outside of his work with Support, Inc., Charlie is actively involved in a band as a vocalist, is a filmmaker, and an audio engineer.  Can’t wait to add Charlies talents to our team!

Emily

Emily Minear Joins Support as Our New Day Services Supervisor

Please join us in welcoming our new Day Services Supervisor, Emily Minear 

Emily Minear has joined the team as a Day Services Supervisor! Emily comes to us with experience as a trainer, supervisor, recruiting and hiring manager, and service operations director. Emily’s previous work experience has primarily been in the food and beverage/service industry as the operations manager of a golf club. A former University of Kansas Jayhawk, where she studied Arabic and Islamic studies, Emily is a recent addition to the Denver area and is excited about the Colorado community and lifestyle. In Emily’s free time she loves going to music festivals or concerts as well as hiking, camping, and exploring Colorado mountain towns with her boyfriend Alec and their miniature Australian shepherd Django.