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ProAct Playhouse receives Life Enrichment Award

Established community theater program recognized by Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) as highly beneficial to individuals with disabilities ProAct, Inc., a nonprofit serving people with disabilities based in Eagan, received a Life Enrichment Award from the Minnesota Organization ...

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New Options News and Views

Be sure to check out the latest newsletter update from New Options – ProAct in Shakopee. There’s a lot happening in Scott County. View the newsletter in pdf format

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Reaching his goal, he finds costume fits

Tony Breyer wears a step counter on his wrist as he stocks product at Party City, answers questions and finds items for customers. “I’m the master of all costumes,” he says. That talent runs in his family. A walkie-talkie is ...

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Earning opportunity, solid support at BIC

When a product order needs fixing at BIC Graphic, Melanie Henderson is there. “After the orders go out, if there is an issue with them, we get contacted to either do remakes or refunds,” said Henderson. The former ProAct crew ...

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Zumbrota stable, popular, responsive to needs

Cattle trailers stop for traffic alongside ProAct’s Zumbrota location in this intimate downtown where the provider has been a stable community asset since 1994. “We get to know the person as a whole,” said Site Manager Jo Erickson, who leads ...

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Not giving up, 20-year participant makes jump to job market

Ed Hubley, foreground, stocks shelves at the Dollar Tree store in Cottage Grove and is appreciated by Store Manager Tracy Arett, left, and ProAct Designated Coordinator Charlotte Eastin. Using a wheelchair as backup and coordinating limited use of his hands, ...

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Record drifts in Red Wing defy memory

Major snowstorms and icy roads impacted ProAct’s Red Wing location in February, but few could predict, or remember a dramatic scene like the drifts on the morning of February 25. “The wind had just plastered the snow across the whole ...

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Grant for wellness brings stand-up desks

“Sit-to-stand” computer desks came to ProAct in Red Wing thanks to a grant from Goodhue County and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). “It’s fantastic,” said Designated Coordinator Rachel NaSal. The setup helped her posture and her back. It’s part ...

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From the President

It is always gratifying to contribute to the success and satisfaction of the people we serve. It is one of the reasons many of us chose to work in this field. Sharing a few of the examples of success through ...

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Great host, her skills fit

The lunch crowd can line up all the way out the front door at Chik-fil-A in Maplewood, and as the food comes out, ProAct’s Virginia Moorhouse is there to keep the dining room tidy and pleasurable. “She’s one of those ...

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