Aug
28
Wed
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Skokie Public Library @ Skokie Public Library
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and CNA’s throughout Suburban Cook County to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  The job offers flexible hours with full and part time work available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are currently offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. This is an excellent 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, in-stead 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:

Skokie Public Library, Study Room
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077

When: Wednesday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information and to register, call Rhychell Barnes, PA Advocate, at 708-689-1381. This phone number will connect to an interpreter who will assist you in communicating with Rhychell who is Deaf

Aug
29
Thu
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Forest Park @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and CNA’s throughout Suburban Cook County to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  The job offers flexible hours with full and part time work available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are currently offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. This is an excellent 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, in-stead 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:  Progress Center Independent Living Center, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois  60130

When: Thursday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information and to register, call Rhychell Barnes, PA Advocate, at 708-689-1381. This phone number will connect to an interpreter who will assist you in communicating with Rhychell who is Deaf

WHAT NOW? A Transportation Workshop @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
image of passengers on a bus.  Passengers in foreground seats appear to be disabled and are smiling for the camera.
image of passengers on a bus. Passengers in foreground seats appear to be disabled and are smiling for the camera.

WHAT NOW?

A Transportation Workshop

Transportation is key to the independence of people with disabilities.  When there are problems with your ride, the transit agency needs to learn what happened.  This workshop is designed to equip participants with the resources and motivation to follow up with Paratransit Agencies and other transportation agencies when something about your ride goes wrong.

 

Presenters:

Larry Biondi, Advocacy Coordinator, Progress Center for Independent Living

Sarah Blair, Regional Transportation Authority

 

To RSVP and to request accommodations, contact garnold@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500 ext 14

Sep
12
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group. Flyer has one grayscale image of try against a horizon and information about the group Progress Center for Independent Living announces a new monthly peer support group. The group will meet for two hours each session. The first hour is dedicated to sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  The second hour will be dedicated to producing artwork (no experience necessary).

The group is open to people with disabilities of all ages.

The group is open to people with any type of disability.

Susan Becker, a Progress Center advocate, will lead the group sessions.

Typically, the group meets the second Thursday of each Month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group.                                                                                                                                              Flyer has one grayscale image of                                                                                                                                                      tree against a horizon and information about the group

The next group session is Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, for accommodation requests and to RSVP, contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 extension 14 or garnold@progresscil.org.

Progress Center is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products.

Sep
16
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Progress Center announces the August meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The August Session will meet on Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m.

The August Meeting will focus on job interviews. We will host practice interviews. Bring a copy of your resume and please dress as if you were going to an interview.

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org

Sep
18
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 18 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is cancelled. Seated Yoga — Third Wednesday of Each Month

Program Alert:  Progress Center will no longer host seated yoga. Congratulations to Ryan McGraw, who has secured a full-time position at Access Living.

Seated Yoga at Progress Center

Everyone can do Yoga!

Increase your flexibility, strength, and coordination in this fun and exciting class! All abilities are welcome.No yoga experience is necessary.

 

Donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation is $5

 

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

About the Instructor: Ryan McGraw, a yoga teacher and individual with cerebral palsy,  draws on his own personal experience of adapting yoga postures for the needs of his body and his years of yoga training when creating a class for all abilities. His goal is for individuals of all abilities to benefit from yoga.

For questions and more information, contact Clark Craig at Ccraig@progresscil.org

Sep
26
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. Typically, the group meetings are on the on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Oct
10
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group. Flyer has one grayscale image of try against a horizon and information about the group Progress Center for Independent Living announces a new monthly peer support group. The group will meet for two hours each session. The first hour is dedicated to sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  The second hour will be dedicated to producing artwork (no experience necessary).

The group is open to people with disabilities of all ages.

The group is open to people with any type of disability.

Susan Becker, a Progress Center advocate, will lead the group sessions.

Typically, the group meets the second Thursday of each Month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group.                                                                                                                                              Flyer has one grayscale image of                                                                                                                                                      tree against a horizon and information about the group

The next group session is Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, for accommodation requests and to RSVP, contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 extension 14 or garnold@progresscil.org.

Progress Center is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products.

Oct
16
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 16 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is cancelled. Seated Yoga — Third Wednesday of Each Month

Program Alert:  Progress Center will no longer host seated yoga. Congratulations to Ryan McGraw, who has secured a full-time position at Access Living.

Seated Yoga at Progress Center

Everyone can do Yoga!

Increase your flexibility, strength, and coordination in this fun and exciting class! All abilities are welcome.No yoga experience is necessary.

 

Donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation is $5

 

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

About the Instructor: Ryan McGraw, a yoga teacher and individual with cerebral palsy,  draws on his own personal experience of adapting yoga postures for the needs of his body and his years of yoga training when creating a class for all abilities. His goal is for individuals of all abilities to benefit from yoga.

For questions and more information, contact Clark Craig at Ccraig@progresscil.org

Oct
21
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Progress Center announces the August meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The August Session will meet on Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m.

The August Meeting will focus on job interviews. We will host practice interviews. Bring a copy of your resume and please dress as if you were going to an interview.

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org