ProAct, Inc.

ProAct 3195 Neil Armstrong Blvd.  Eagan, MN  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.
January 2011
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Hotel names crew for award
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Attention in small setting
Space added
in Eagan

Eagan new building
Program space for training and support has been added for ProAct clients in Eagan in a structure next door to its headquarters facility.
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Hudson grows as opportunities ramp up
With several new clients added to the small but blossoming Hudson operation early in January, and more coming soon, the Hudson location is serving more people with disabilities than ever before.Work in Hudson

When asked about what's attracting people to ProAct, Coordinator Teresa Ducheneax spoke of ProAct's programming versatility.  "What I'm hearing from the (client) teams, is how flexible we are, the classes and work," she said.  "We work with the consumers' teams for the best outcome for their client."  ProAct also moved to a larger location in the fall.

Work has resumed at S.O.R.S.A., a restaurant supply firm, and ProAct has another job opportunity it is pursuing for its crew.  Recent life skills training in Hudson has delved into international cooking, and community events. Read more about ProAct's new Hudson location.
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ProAct dish list grows in cookbook

Employee written, taste tested and palate approved, ProAct's "Good Eats" cookbook has been updated with more choices for home cooking connoisseurs.  A special insert is now available for just $3.50, or buy the entire cookbook for $12.50.  Find it here. 

 The update also offers a group of "recipes" for nontoxic cleaning products that are vinegar based.

Fairfield Inn & Suites names ProAct for award
Fairfield Award winners

Crewmember Theresa Hart, left, supervisor Velinda Raehsler, Hajji Boyer and Dana Stevenson were among more than a dozen ProAct crewmembers who received recognition.

When ProAct was asked to add a third housekeeping crew in 2010 at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Mendota Heights, staff members there took note and later nominated the crews for "Employee of the Month" honors.

Without the partnership with ProAct and it's clients in the Month of May we would've failed to meet customer expectations," said Fairfield General Manager Malinda Nordin.  "They were really knights on white horses saving the day."  She said the hotel values its relationship with ProAct and the leaders it has in place.  The crew is led by supervisors Velinda Raehsler and Kam Scott.

"They worked very hard for it," said Raehsler.  "We just stood behind them."
Behind on work projects?

Someone from ProAct can help. We fit the person to the job with training, supervision and support, while offering flexibility.  Contact us today.

Quiet atmosphere, programming match well with 20-something man at ProAct in Zumbrota
Forrest Gay- ProAct Zumbrota
Forrest Gay has been a good fit at ProAct Zumbrota, where he spends time on a computer and in a sensory program.
Finding an atmosphere that some describe as calming, Forrest Gay transferred from the hustle and bustle of a larger day program last year to ProAct's smaller facility in Zumbrota.
Direct care staff at ProAct's southernmost facility have seen changes in his behavior, and have found that he's very tolerant of others, said human service technician Lucretia Jackson.  Gay enjoys the sensory area, recreation on the computer and spends some time sorting products.  He lives in Wanamingo.

Though his words are few, he is talking more since his arrival.  Transportation to the program has also proven to be more workable, his former case manager, Sarah Kopp, explained.