There were many special activities planned during the holiday season at the Marian Center. Some highlights were:
Pet Therapy Christmas Party
Christmas Ornament Making
Gingerbread House Decorating
Christmas Eve Pajama Party and Pizza Party
Christmas Day Opening Presents with Santa
Christmas Day Bingo
Christmas Cookie Decorating
Christmas Movie Day
New Year’s Eve Party
The PM Supervisor made a shimmery ball with Christmas lights that drops from the ceiling of the Atrium on a cord. It’s our own ball drop and residents enjoyed the party and had non-alcoholic drinks. There was a videotaped countdown so residents could keep their normal schedules and routines.
A group of residents went to a John Denver Tribute concert at the Rosemont Theater.
Many of you have seen the recent Misericordia Facebook posting about the Collins School. This year was the 13th year and the students raised close to $6,000! Students will visit Mis for a tour this April or May.
And finally, on January 28th the Marian Center will hold its Post-Holiday Party in the Atrium for families and residents from 10-12 before the MFA Meeting
Government action on disabilities issues is shifting to Washington DC. As you know, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act which would cap the federal share of Medicaid funding and have a very detrimental effect on individuals with disabilities across the nation.
Earlier this week, the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives revealed its plan for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Included in the plan is a proposal to significantly change the federal government’s role in funding Medicaid.
CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2017 – Together for Choice, a new coalition of service providers, family members and concerned citizens, today announced that it is launching a national initiative to push for solutions for an often overlooked population: individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who face a growing shortage of suitable housing and vocational opportunities.
At our MFA meeting last Sunday, Geana Connelly mentioned that she and Mike Diaz attended the ACCSES conference in Savannah, Georgia. ACCSES is a network of over 1,200 organizations, including Misericordia, which seeks to expand choice for individuals with disabilities.