Feb
24
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Progress Center announces the January 2020 meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The January 2020 Session will meet on Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m.

The next session will focus on resumes and on picking a place your want to apply. Attendees are asked to prepare for the session by being ready to answer these two questions:

1.  What is the name of a place where you would like to apply and to work?

2. What is one thing that you can tell me about that organization?

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

Feb
25
Tue
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Forest Park @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In Suburban Cook County, 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 $13.48/ 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: Progress Center, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, contact Progress Center at 708-209-1500, or PA@progresscil.org

Feb
27
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Feb 27 @ 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.

 

Mar
12
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure

Progress Center for Independent Living hosts a monthly peer support group the second Thursday of each month. The group will meets two hours each session.

The next meeting of the group is January 9, 2020. 

The Peer Support and Art Group focuses on sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  A portion of each session is dedicated to art projects (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, leads the group sessions.

The next group session is Thursday, January 9, 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.

Mar
26
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

 

Apr
9
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure

Progress Center for Independent Living hosts a monthly peer support group the second Thursday of each month. The group will meets two hours each session.

The next meeting of the group is January 9, 2020. 

The Peer Support and Art Group focuses on sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  A portion of each session is dedicated to art projects (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, leads the group sessions.

The next group session is Thursday, January 9, 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.

Apr
23
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 23 @ 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.

 

May
14
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure

Progress Center for Independent Living hosts a monthly peer support group the second Thursday of each month. The group will meets two hours each session.

The next meeting of the group is January 9, 2020. 

The Peer Support and Art Group focuses on sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  A portion of each session is dedicated to art projects (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, leads the group sessions.

The next group session is Thursday, January 9, 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.

May
28
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 28 @ 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.

 

Jun
11
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure

Progress Center for Independent Living hosts a monthly peer support group the second Thursday of each month. The group will meets two hours each session.

The next meeting of the group is January 9, 2020. 

The Peer Support and Art Group focuses on sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  A portion of each session is dedicated to art projects (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, leads the group sessions.

The next group session is Thursday, January 9, 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.