Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- 1 p.m. Mondays– Meetings on August 15 and August 22, 2022 are cancelled @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 28 @ 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: (There is no meeting on August 15 and August 22, 2022)

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
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,81511371652# US (Chicago)

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

 

Nov
29
Tue
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training– Tuesday, November 29, 2022– 11 a.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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 $16.50/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– Spanish Language

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11 a.m.

 

 

For more information, contact Kristina Reis at Kreis@progresscil.org

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

 

 

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training– Tuesday, November 29, 2022– 6 p.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 29 @ 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 $16.50/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– Spanish Language

Where: The event and orientation will be online.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6 p.m.

 

 

For more information, contact Rhychell Barnes a rbarnes@progresscil.org

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

 

 

Nov
30
Wed
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training– Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – 10 a.m. — Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 30 @ 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 $16.50/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, November 30, 2022 at 10 a.m.

 

 

For more information and to register for this meeting, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org.

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

 

 

Dec
5
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- 1 p.m. Mondays– Meetings on August 15 and August 22, 2022 are cancelled @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 5 @ 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: (There is no meeting on August 15 and August 22, 2022)

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
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,81511371652# US (Chicago)

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

 

Dec
12
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- 1 p.m. Mondays– Meetings on August 15 and August 22, 2022 are cancelled @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 12 @ 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: (There is no meeting on August 15 and August 22, 2022)

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
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,81511371652# US (Chicago)

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

 

Dec
14
Wed
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group– Second Wednesday each Month– 2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting of the Art and Peer Support Group in the Conference Room of Progress Center's Office in Forest Park
Meeting of the Art and Peer Support Group in the Conference Room of Progress Center’s Office in Forest Park

Join Progress Center’s Monthly Peer Support and Art Group.

This group is led by Board Member Susan Becker.

At the meetings, we spend time sharing what is on our minds, sharing artwork on which we have been working, and creating new artwork.  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 share in person.  Or, send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared with others during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

There are two options to participate in the meetings. The group will meet in-person and over zoom.

Here is the meeting information:

Peer Support and Art: The Second Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In-Person:  7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois   60130

Remote:

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

Dec
19
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- 1 p.m. Mondays– Meetings on August 15 and August 22, 2022 are cancelled @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 19 @ 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: (There is no meeting on August 15 and August 22, 2022)

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
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,81511371652# US (Chicago)

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

 

Dec
30
Fri
Home Services Peer Support Group– Friday, November 18, 2022 @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 30 @ 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 is 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:

The Final Friday of Every Month at 1 p.m.(This group will meet November 18 in November and will not meet in December)

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, Illinois

 

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, for a zoom link to joint via remote, and to request an accommodation or a language interpreter, contact Art Johnson at ajohnson@progresscil.org

Jan
11
Wed
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group– Second Wednesday each Month– 2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting of the Art and Peer Support Group in the Conference Room of Progress Center's Office in Forest Park
Meeting of the Art and Peer Support Group in the Conference Room of Progress Center’s Office in Forest Park

Join Progress Center’s Monthly Peer Support and Art Group.

This group is led by Board Member Susan Becker.

At the meetings, we spend time sharing what is on our minds, sharing artwork on which we have been working, and creating new artwork.  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 share in person.  Or, send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared with others during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

There are two options to participate in the meetings. The group will meet in-person and over zoom.

Here is the meeting information:

Peer Support and Art: The Second Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In-Person:  7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois   60130

Remote:

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