Quadco Pleased To See Community Employment Numbers Growing

QRC Winners at the Williams County Fair (left to right) Participants of QRC Senior Activities: Bill Parrish, Clarissa Heising; QRC Art Club Instructor: Bobbie Schlosser; Participants of QRC Garden Club: Allen Dean, Joni Warner.

QRC Winners at the Williams County Fair (left to right) Participants of QRC Senior Activities: Bill Parrish, Clarissa Heising; QRC Art Club Instructor: Bobbie Schlosser; Participants of QRC Garden Club: Allen Dean, Joni Warner.

Stryker – Quadco board members were pleased to learn that the rehabilitation center continues to see a growing number of people using their community employment services. At their regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, board members at Quadco Rehabilitation Center learned that the number of participants grew primarily in the area of job development.

Rachel Lange, manager of Quadco’s employment service department, Northwest Employment Services, told the group that her department is currently serving 44 individuals with a variety of services, including job development, coaching and follow along. Lange was also pleased to share with the members of the board that three individuals were assisted with gaining employment at a Wauseon area business.

Bruce Abell, Quadco’s Executive Director, told the board that the center is closely following the changes taking place with the Adult Day Waiver Redesign as directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Abell stated that the redesign focuses on the transition from the traditional facility based services and programs to more community integrated services and activities.

Abell told the board members that, “We’ll be actively involved in the change and certainly support the changes.” He also shared that Quadco staff members have participated in Internet-based webinars to become familiar with the changing requirements and would continue to do so as new information is made available.

Shannon Zellers, Program Manager, shared with board members that a number of individuals served by the center have been very active in their local communities. Members of the Garden Club received 1st place ribbons for their entries of cherry tomatoes and chives at the Williams County Fair. Members of the Community Clubs enjoyed trips to the Toledo Botanical Garden, the Williams and Fulton County Fairs and attended a presentation on beekeeping and honey production given by local honey producer, Wayne Dinius.

Zellers reported that individuals involved in the Art Club were engaged in autumn pressed leaf art projects and learning the fundamentals of craft sewing. The board also learned that the members of the Senior Activity Center received a 3rd place ribbon for their entries of sea glass art at the Williams County Fair.

The next regular meeting of the Non-Profit Board will be October 25 in the Stryker facility conference room.

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