Apr
15
Thu
Employment Resources and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Chicagoland
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Image with the text: Employment Resources and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Chicagoland. Image also has two pictures of two individuals who are at their jobs.
Image with the text: Employment Resources and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Chicagoland. Image also has two pictures of two individuals who are at their jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Rush University System for Health and Progress Center for Independent Living for a presentation about job opportunities and resources available to support people with disabilities who are looking for work.

The Event will be hosted over Zoom.  Register at this link. American Sign Language Interpreters and Real Time Captioning will be present.  The event will be on Thursday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

For more information, accommodation requests, or to share questions for the presenters, contact Gary Arnold at garnold@progresscil.org

This event will include information about the ALL of US Research Program, a new research program with the goal of learning how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments.

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- April 15 – 10:00 a.m.–Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $15.00/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-qrqD0oEtO3aqcxmUm1yv16Tc71zHCI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information and accommodation requests, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.

 

 

Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the course of the pandemic, the group transitioned to bi-weekly meetings. Now, the group meets weekly.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

 

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217?pwd=Y0E5dnAxd2ovZlBIbEJZK2M4dWgwZz09

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
Passcode: 839222
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217#,,,,,,0#,,839222# US (Chicago)

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Apr
20
Tue
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- April 20 – 6:00 p.m.–Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $15.00/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for this orientation, contact Jacob Topp at jtopp@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.

 

 

Apr
21
Wed
Membership and Outreach Committee @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Membership and Outreach Committee

Everyone is welcome. We need your input!

Join the Membership and Outreach Committee. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 2:30pm – 4pm over Zoom.

At our monthly meetings you will learn about…

1) Issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities
2) Advocacy Opportunities, Rallies and Actions
3) Upcoming events at Progress Center
4) Disability Related Events in the Community
5) Bills and Legislation which affect the Disability Community
6) How you can get involved and work to improve society for People with Disabilities.

Come share your ideas and experiences with others!
Join your voice with the voice of others and get involved.

Knowledge is power. Together we become stronger.

To join us at the next meeting, contact Clark Craig <ccraig@progresscil.org>

Apr
22
Thu
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- April 22 – 10:00 a.m.–Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $15.00/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-qrqD0oEtO3aqcxmUm1yv16Tc71zHCI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information and accommodation requests, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.

 

 

Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the course of the pandemic, the group transitioned to bi-weekly meetings. Now, the group meets weekly.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

 

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217?pwd=Y0E5dnAxd2ovZlBIbEJZK2M4dWgwZz09

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
Passcode: 839222
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217#,,,,,,0#,,839222# US (Chicago)

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Apr
27
Tue
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Monthly Peer Support Group– Fourth Tuesday of Each Month @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. The group meetings are on the on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The group is meeting remotely, over Zoom. For more information and to register, please contact Kim Liddell at kliddell@progresscil.org

 

Apr
28
Wed
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- April 28 – 6:00 p.m.–Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $15.00/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for this orientation, contact Jacob Topp at jtopp@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.

 

 

Apr
29
Thu
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- April 29 – 10:00 a.m.–Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $15.00/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-qrqD0oEtO3aqcxmUm1yv16Tc71zHCI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information and accommodation requests, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.