May
17
Tue
2022 Spring Larry Biondi Legislative Training — Tuesday, April 12 through Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

Progress Center for Independent Living

invites you to an online Legislative Training

The Larry Biondi LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials

This free, seven-week Legislative Training covers many topics, including:

  • Self-advocacy
  • The legislative process
  • How a bill becomes a law
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators

This online training is free and open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attending all sessions.

The sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays from April  12, 2022, through May 24, 2022 from 2 pm until 3:30 pm.

The sessions will be remote, hosted over zoom.

To register for this training, contact Clark at ccraig@progresscil.org or Manuel at mgonzalez@progresscil.org

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Tuesday, May 17- 6 p.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 17 @ 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 $16/ 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, May 17,  2022 at 6 p.m.

 

 

For more information and to register for this meeting, contact Gary Arnold at garnold@progresscil.org.

View Progress Center’s Personal Assistant Public Service Announcement: Click Here

 

 

May
19
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group– Weekly on Thursdays @ Group will be hosted over zoom
May 19 @ 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. This group is led by Board Member Susan Becker.

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.  We also spend time working on projects.

 

 

 

Here is the meeting information:

Each Thursday at 10 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89450998584?pwd=cHpkblYyK0lBMTZLMmlCSXpWVDFpdz09

Meeting ID: 894 5099 8584
Passcode: 908112
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For more information, and to request an accommodation, contact garnold@progresscil.org

May
20
Fri
Home Services Peer Support Group– May 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Progress Center invites you to a support group for people with disabilities who manage personal assistants.  This group will offer people with disabilities the chance to share the experiences, challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that come with managing a personal assistant and navigating healthcare.  This for participants to build new networks and develop new strategies that may be helpful in the future.

The next meeting of this support group is:

Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m.

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, Illinois

Here is the information to join by zoom:

Topic: Home Services Support Group — May
Time: May 20, 2022 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89146587730?pwd=Nm5vQ05TZDA3cEdLYmRIWDZlTzJoQT09

Meeting ID: 891 4658 7730
Passcode: 765594
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+13126266799,,89146587730# US (Chicago)

This group meets once a month.  The group will be in person and over zoom.

The in-person spots are very limited.  Registration is required for the in-person spots. For more information, and to request an accommodation or a language interpreter, contact Gary Arnold at garnold@progresscil.org

May
23
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- 1 p.m. Mondays @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Image of Advocate and Former Progress Center Board Member Speaking at Paratransit Town Hall Meeting
Image of Advocate and Former Progress Center Board Member Speaking at Paratransit Town Hall Meeting

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

More than two years into the pandemic, each of us has challenges to face, and sometimes each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday. Typically, the group met at 3 p.m.  That time has changed. Going forward, the group will meet at 1 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

Here is the zoom information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81511371652?pwd=RDZsN1paUEFlL0FuSFU4WjRXQmVIQT09

Meeting ID: 815 1137 1652
Passcode: 487179
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+13126266799,,81511371652# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

May
24
Tue
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Tuesday, May 24- 10 a.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 24 @ 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 $16/ 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, May 24 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

For more information and to register for this meeting, contact Gary Arnold at garnold@progresscil.org.

View Progress Center’s Personal Assistant Public Service Announcement: Click Here

 

 

Dynamic People with Disabilities — Monthly Peer Support Group– The Fourth Tuesday of the Month @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 meets remotely, over Zoom.

Here is the zoom information:

Meeting ID: 818 0660 6024

Passcode: 1990

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+13126266799,,81806606024#,,,,*1990# US (Chicago)

+13017158592,,81806606024#,,,,*1990# US (Washington DC)

For more information contact Kim Liddell at kliddell@progresscil.org

Topic: Dynamic Group

Time: Apr 26, 2022 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the Fourth Tuesday:

Apr 26, 2022 01:00 PM

May 24, 2022 01:00 PM

Jun 28, 2022 01:00 PM

Jul 26, 2022 01:00 PM

Aug 23, 2022 01:00 PM

Sep 27, 2022 01:00 PM

Oct 25, 2022 01:00 PM

Nov 22, 2022 01:00 PM

2022 Spring Larry Biondi Legislative Training — Tuesday, April 12 through Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

Progress Center for Independent Living

invites you to an online Legislative Training

The Larry Biondi LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials

This free, seven-week Legislative Training covers many topics, including:

  • Self-advocacy
  • The legislative process
  • How a bill becomes a law
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators

This online training is free and open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attending all sessions.

The sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays from April  12, 2022, through May 24, 2022 from 2 pm until 3:30 pm.

The sessions will be remote, hosted over zoom.

To register for this training, contact Clark at ccraig@progresscil.org or Manuel at mgonzalez@progresscil.org

May
26
Thu
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training– Thursday, May 26, 2022- 9 a.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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 $16/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, May 26, 2022 at 9 a.m.

 

 

For more information and to register for this meeting, contact Gary Arnold at garnold@progresscil.org.

View Progress Center’s Personal Assistant Public Service Announcement: Click Here

 

 

Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group– Weekly on Thursdays @ Group will be hosted over zoom
May 26 @ 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. This group is led by Board Member Susan Becker.

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.  We also spend time working on projects.

 

 

 

Here is the meeting information:

Each Thursday at 10 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89450998584?pwd=cHpkblYyK0lBMTZLMmlCSXpWVDFpdz09

Meeting ID: 894 5099 8584
Passcode: 908112
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,89450998584# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,89450998584# US (Washington)

For more information, and to request an accommodation, contact garnold@progresscil.org