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Gardening goodness from four locations

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This New Options/Scott County DAC had used this former Jordan elementary school building in Lydia in the late 1970s near Minnesota Highway 13 and Scott County Road 10.
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50th Anniversary for New Options

New Options- ProAct is planning a 50th Anniversary celebration on October 23. When the Shakopee provider came on board with ProAct in January, it garnered the distinct privilege of being the oldest program in the ProAct fold. Leaders are preparing ...

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Woodbury Bulletin letter: Recognizing direct support professionals

To the editor: It’s been gratifying to see the progress our society has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. I expect opportunities for employment, independent living and community involvement to continue to increase. There are many reasons ...

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Work focus change goes inside, fills need

While a number of participants at ProAct make their way up and out of the work floor environment, some find the need to go from independent jobs to in-center work. That’s Austin Johnson’s story. After working for Walgreens for nine ...

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ProAct celebrates Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are crucial to the services provided for people with disabilities. ProAct is celebrating National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week from September 9 to 15. “We want to thank each of our DSPs for their work and ...

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Taking services to homes, new needs met

A new focus began in June to deliver three new one-to-one services to people with disabilities in their homes or community, with the goal of helping people to become more independent. Referred by case managers, the new offerings come as ...

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Starting over, with new independence, jobs and a future

A pleasant, talkative individual with retail experience is making his foray into office work, while still maintaining a job at Mall of America. Office assistant Brandon Mathiowetz isn’t shy as he plugs away at a computer near the entrance at ...

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County fair visit builds community, offers choices

It was a day of learning, fairground food and interaction for a group of nine ProAct Adult Day Services participants from the Eagan location. Individuals with disabilities had a midday jaunt to the Dakota County Fair that included rides, animals, ...

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Twins great Tony Oliva visits ProAct Golf Classic fun and festivities

Attendees at the 2018 ProAct Golf Classic took part in a two-hour meet and greet session over lunch with retired Minnesota Twins rightfielder Tony Oliva. Batting .304 for his career, Oliva played in the Twins’ early days, from 1962 to ...

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2018 ProAct Golf Classic Winners
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Mendota Heights team wins ProAct Golf Classic

Wrapping up on the course just before a torrential rainfall, the 2018 ProAct Golf Classic fundraiser at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul entertained 126 golfers, closing with a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions. A team from InboxDollars ...

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