February 24, 2015 728 Garfield Avenue Duluth, MN 55802 www.drccinfo.org 218-722-8180 DRCC’s Mission: To support individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities to live rich and meaningful lives with family, friends, work and community. Inside this issue: Job Openings 2 Grant Requests 3 Friday Fest Event 3 Fund Changes 3 February Tips 3 If you would like anything added or changes made to the newsletter, please call Linda at the Office, 722-8180, ext. 120, by NOON on MONDAY. Search: Duluth Regional Care Center” or click on the link below: https://www.facebook.com/ pages/DRCC-DuluthRegional-CareCenter/843459042356982 Facebook Announcement! We are proud to announce the birth of DRCC’s Facebook account. A committee was formed several months ago to take a look at how DRCC could do a better job of getting our name out to our community. We looked at ways to reach more people regarding employment opportunities as well as what we are about as a company. Amber Pedersen and Cassie Harvey have agreed to create and monitor our Facebook account. Please remember: If you list yourself as an employee, please have appropriate pictures and updates, per our policy. If you are contributing pictures that include clients, you must first inform the guardian and/or the client before using the picture. If you want to “like” our page, but don’t want any connection with DRCC on Facebook, you can change your personal settings to reflect that. Periodically we will post information about community events, Friday Fest, ARRM awards, program highlights, and more. The committee will continue to meet to find creative ways to communicate our message and mission to others. Program Directors may now send updates and events happening at their programs or in the community to [email protected] If you should have any ideas, please contact Renee or Michelle at the office. Thank you for your participation in this new adventure! Congratulations! Congratulations to Jim Paine, Basswood’s Program Director, who was one of the top two finishers in Superior, Wisconsin’s mayoral primary election on Tuesday, February 17th. Jim will be facing off in the general election on April 7th. Nice work Jim and good luck!! Congratulations to Corrie Walker, who is the new Program Coordinator at Maple. Corrie has been with DRCC since 2013. Page 2 Positions Open Full Time Duluth Part Time Duluth DRCC-Galere (a waivered services program serving 4 women in Rice Lake Township) is seeking a FULL-TIME PROGRAM ASSISTANT (starting wage is $11.40/hr + benefits). The current scheduled hours are: Tuesday 2p-7p, Wednesday 11a-7p, Friday 11a-11p, sleep overnight, Saturday 6a-4p. We are looking for someone flexible and organized with self-initiative. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Cassie or Corey at 726-0233 or at [email protected] by Wednesday, March 4th. DRCC-Aspen (serving 4 men in the Riverside area) is seeking someone to work every Wednesday 12p-8p, Friday 2p-9p and Saturday 11a-7p, with Fill-In opportunities. Contact Valerie at 722-3039. DRCC-Daniels (serving three adults in the Pike Lake area) is seeking 2 Up & Awake staff to work every other weekend: Thursday 10:30p, Up & Awake, to Friday 8:30a; Friday 10p, Up & Awake, to Saturday 7a; Saturday 10p, Up & Awake, to Sunday 7a. Fill-in opportunities available. Call Rochelle at 729-8037. DRCC-Glendale (serving three men and one woman in Lakeside) is seeking someone to work Fill-In (a variety of shifts as needed). The person must have availability to pick up shifts in advance as well as on short notice. Please contact Becky or Lynne at 525-1913. DRCC-Jitney (serving four men in East Duluth) is seeking someone to work every other Saturday 2p-11p, Sunday 9a-7p & Thursday 2p-8p. Please contact Dave or Nina at 724-4897. DRCC-Laverne (an ICF/DD program serving 6 individuals) is seeking fill-in program assistant. Hours available to fill are 5-10pm all days of the week. Please call Jeana or Adam at 728-5891 if interested. DRCC-Thalassic (serving 5 individuals in Two Harbors) is seeking someone to assist the residents from 6a-8:30a, Monday-Friday, to get ready for their day. This position involves assistance with breakfast, personal cares, medical treatments and medication administration. Fill-in opportunities also – primarily afternoons and overnights. Please contact Pam or Chris at 218-834-5657. DRCC-Triplex (serving 9 individuals in Gary-New Duluth) has the following shifts available: Week #1: Sunday 2p-9p, Friday 3p-8p, Saturday 8a-3p; Week #2: Friday 8a-1p. Please contact Rod or Jennifer at 626-2359 if interested. Part Time Range DRCC-Fairview (serving 4 women in the Virginia area) is seeking someone to work a variety of 2-8pm shifts plus every other weekend. Must be able to work a sleep overnight when needed. This position includes 22 scheduled hours in a pay period, with fill-in opportunities available. Contact Jane at 218-741-5964 REFERRAL INCENTIVE: DRCC offers a $100 referral incentive to any employee who refers a Program Assistant, Coordinator or Director and a $250 referral incentive to employees who refer an LPN or RN for employment to DRCC. The incentive payment will be received after their referral is hired and successfully completes six months of employment. Page 3 Grant Committee Is Soliciting Requests DRCC’s Grant Committee is again accepting requests for grants. The Super Coupon Number this week is 760 when you shop at Super One. Individual clients may submit a grant application or requests may be for items/activities that will benefit a number of individuals. Grant applications are due by March 4th to Michael Mills. Grant request forms are available in the Staff Resources section on DRCC’s website. Friday Fest Event for March March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm Coppertop Church Free admission! We will play 15 games of bingo! Prizes will be given to the winner of each game. Refreshments available. RSVP by Tuesday, March 10th, to [email protected] 2015 Fund Changes Participants in the DRCC 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan should read the “Spring 2015 Fund Changes” John Hancock will be making to the DRCC retirement plan. These changes are posted (in green) on the Time Entry System for your review. 12 Tips for Better Heart Health continued…. 5. Get heart healthy social support. Exercise improves heart health by keeping weight down and raising levels of HDL cholesterol, but doing it with a friend adds benefits. 6. Volunteer to fight heart disease. People who volunteer tend to live longer. 7. Take a heart-felt approach to quitting smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Talk to your doctor about some of the new therapies that are available. 8. Drink a little alcohol a day to keep heart disease away. “For women, up to one glass of alcohol a day and, for men, up to two glasses a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease.” But keep in mind - more is not merrier. Alcohol has calories! 9. Strengthen your heart with weight training. Strength training reduces your percentage of body fat, keeps your weight down, and increases your muscle mass and endurance for aerobic exercise. 10. Measure your waist size to gauge your heart health. If you waist size is more than 35” in women or more than 40” in men, this tells you that you are at increased risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. 11. Reduce your blood pressure by reducing your salt. 12. Sleep to your heart’s content. People who sleep fewer than seven hours a night have higher blood pressure and higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
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