Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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:

With more than a year of 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 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

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

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83651967050?pwd=ZHhqTGVvRDZwVW1CbDBQa2JjUG51dz09

Meeting ID: 836 5196 7050
Passcode: 909182
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+13126266799,,83651967050# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,83651967050# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
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For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Sep
28
Tue
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Monthly Peer Support Group– Fourth Tuesday of Each Month @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 28 @ 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

 

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- September 28- 6:30 p.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

 

Sep
29
Wed
Tribute to Larry Biondi @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Progress Center will celebrate the life, the work, and the legacy of our friend, peer, and colleague Larry Biondi.

Click here to register to attend.

Sign Language Interpreters and Close Captions will be available. For accommodations, please contact garnold@progresscil.org.

image of Larry Biondi, smiling. White man with dark hair.
Head shot image of Larry Biondi

Tribute to Larry Biondi

Wednesday, September 29

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- September 29- 6 p.m. –Online @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 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 $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, September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

For more information and to register for this meeting, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org or 708-209-1500.

 

 

Sep
30
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Sep 30 @ 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:

Progress Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84818766295?pwd=aURvWm1GS0NFVmpPeGhqbDBjUS9NQT09

Meeting ID: 848 1876 6295
Passcode: 969905
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84818766295# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,84818766295# US (New York)

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

Update, August 11: This group will not meet on August 12 and on August 19. The group will resume meeting on August 26.

Oct
7
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 7 @ 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:

Progress Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84818766295?pwd=aURvWm1GS0NFVmpPeGhqbDBjUS9NQT09

Meeting ID: 848 1876 6295
Passcode: 969905
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84818766295# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,84818766295# US (New York)

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

Update, August 11: This group will not meet on August 12 and on August 19. The group will resume meeting on August 26.

Oct
14
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 14 @ 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:

Progress Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84818766295?pwd=aURvWm1GS0NFVmpPeGhqbDBjUS9NQT09

Meeting ID: 848 1876 6295
Passcode: 969905
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84818766295# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,84818766295# US (New York)

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

Update, August 11: This group will not meet on August 12 and on August 19. The group will resume meeting on August 26.

Oct
20
Wed
Membership and Outreach Committee @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 20 @ 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>

Oct
21
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 21 @ 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:

Progress Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84818766295?pwd=aURvWm1GS0NFVmpPeGhqbDBjUS9NQT09

Meeting ID: 848 1876 6295
Passcode: 969905
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84818766295# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,84818766295# US (New York)

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

Update, August 11: This group will not meet on August 12 and on August 19. The group will resume meeting on August 26.