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Sandy and Betty at ProAct in Red Wing

Back in action for humor, productivity, camaraderie

ProAct in Red Wing is a big part of Sandy Orso’s (above left), community. So, not going in, she was bored in her assisted living home all summer. My favorite ...

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Halloween in Hudson

After a month of decorative designs and planning, ProAct in Hudson held a private Halloween party. Staff and participants gathered recyclable materials and went to work with glue, markers and ...

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Halloween in Shakopee

Participants donned celebratory outfits at ProAct in Shakopee for the end of October holiday. Check out the fun.

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Online projects with ‘castle twist’ achieve their goal: having fun

Computer angles, lighting and other online glitches can’t dissuade Robin Smith and her ProAct participants from having a good time with art projects. They are part of a Wednesday virtual ...

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After partial pause, employment help presses on

While coronavirus cautions put some people’s lives on hold early on, many people with disabilities continued to rely on employment services. ProAct in Eagan delivered them. People who had been ...

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Family all along for Shakopee retirees

Fun loving direct service staffers Connie Straub and Paula Neisen thrived in ProAct’s setting serving people with disabilities, where they enriched people’s lives each day Family members introduced them to ...

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The thrill of return in Shakopee

“It’s real. It’s happening. We are starting to come back together,” said direct service professional Liza Svhiel. This is the atmosphere at ProAct in Shakopee as 54 participants are returning ...

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Mother finds match for son here

“My son, Scott, is 40 years old. He has been in and out of several DT&H programs. ProAct has met his needs so much better than the other programs. They ...

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Grocery interview first, then fitness center job nearby

ProAct vocational specialist Pat Hoppe helped build this young man’s confidence for his first job interview ever at Fresh Thyme in Apple Valley. That gig didn’t come through. Undeterred, the ...

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He cared for all, found purpose

Dennis O’Meara was the perfect, “small town kind of guy,” said one staff member. He was the oldest participant at ProAct in Shakopee, and tallied nearly 31 years with the ...

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