ProAct, Inc.



ProAct, 3195 Neil Armstrong Boulevard,  Eagan, Minnesota  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.  

August 2014

In This Issue
Walmart talks
Applications now online
Wind chimes in works
Hudson location hires
program coordinator
New Program Coordinator Margaret Christensen comes to ProAct's Life Opportunities program from the Hudson, Wis. School District, but her first experiences with people with disabilities were much earlier, working summers with people with disabilities while she was in high school.

"Ever since then, I've been enjoying the field very much and it's where I love to be," she said. 

Regular, meaningful outings and work are a priority at the Hudson program.  "The staff, of course, is amazing," said Christensen.  

The new leader earned a master's degree in special education and is a 20-year resident of Hudson. 
Videos: Walmart store leaders note ProAct's help for workers
Red Wing store managers share their experiences with ProAct staff and employees. 
Eagan program director to speak on 245D for Oct. 10 seminar
Minnesota DHS now requires a special license for certain home care providers.  ProAct's Carolyn Dobis and Eric Jonsgaard with First Fiduciary Corp. will present an overview and options for 245D at the October 10 SAGES seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bloomington

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ProAct Golf Classic just six days away
Join us for exciting play, gourmet dinner
and auction August 18 in Hastings
ProAct is grateful for the generous support of its sponsors for the Golf Classic.
  A great game, camaraderie and a fabulous cause awaits participants at the ProAct Golf Classic on August 18 at Hastings Country Club.

It's lunch, a fine course, special features, an auction and a gourmet dinner.  Sign up today and please thank our sponsors for their generous support. 


Video: colorful wind chimes offer intricate work

Individuals in Eagan are creating some attractive wind chimes with creative different bead combinations as ProAct crafts plans to sell them to people who appreciate customized art products that glimmer in the sun and dance in the wind.

ProAct develops wind chimes for sale
ProAct develops wind chimes for sale

"It's really using fine motor skills," said human service technician Mike Johnson, who supervises production.  He creates "jigs" so people with most any disability are able to participate in product assembly. 

"There's something compelling about it- they want to stick to it," he said.  Rather than running with a set sequence of beads to assemble, individuals craft their own designs with good results, he explained.

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 ProAct expects to have the wind chimes available for sale soon!

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Who are they?

ProAct staff members dressed the part to show their support for the United Way of Hastings.  From left are Human Resources Manager Jo Ann Peine, Eagan Director of Production Dave Cavalier, Jennifer Cavalier, Day Training and Habilitation production manager and Transportation Coordinator Jane Snyder.
What is ProAct?
With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis., ProAct, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities and other challenges for more than 40 years.
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