Stryker’s Quadco Is Helping People Reach Their Goals

After discussions during the past two board meetings, members of the Quadco Rehabilitation Center (QRC) joint Administrative and Non-Profit board approved a new mission statement that supports people reaching their goals.
QRC Executive Director Bruce Abell recalled a suggestion made at a previous meeting and recited a proposed mission statement from memory. “Quadco exists to help people achieve their goals in life,” he said.

Mr. Abell noted the statement meets current thinking that mission statements should be just a few words so they are easy to remember and describe what an organization does.
The board members agreed and voted to approve the statement.

Sharon von Seggern, who manages QRC’s Northwest Employment Services, said QRC is supporting Employment First Initiative efforts in the area by the state and local county boards of developmental disabilities. She said the QRC employment service has received recent referrals to assist two people in their search for community employment in the area.

Program Coordinator Shannon Zellers noted that QRC participated in the HOPES Services Soup Challenge as part of Henry County activities for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.
She said QRC received second place in the people’s choice voting for their entry of twice baked Irish potato soup.

Ms. Zellers told the board that the Art Club, Senior Activities Center and Defiance Center participants all completed special art projects for the Easter season.

A group took a trip to the recycling center last week and recycled some aluminum cans they had collected. Ms. Zellers said the group wants to use the money they received to get their garden going now that the weather is getting better.

She informed the board that members of the Hilltop High School National Honor Society Chapter will be coming to QRC on May 2. Members of the group will meet in small groups and participate in a variety of activities with people at QRC that day.

Bill Priest, Director of Marketing, reported about an upcoming Inservice training day on May 5. He said there would be a showing of a session held recently by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities about the new rules for Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services that promote integration and person-centered planning.

He said the day would also include trainings on community employment and inclusion, rights for persons being served, deferred compensation and a session on diversity.

The next meeting of the QRC joint board will be May 27 at noon in the Stryker conference room.

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