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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 group. O’Meara, of Shakopee, passed away on August 18 at ...

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Back in the saddle in Hudson

ProAct in Hudson, Wis. is serving close to half of its pre-COVID-19 entourage of participants, and almost two-thirds when one counts a small group receiving virtual enrichment services provided from Eagan. “So glad to be back. It was huge, oh ...

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Remembered for her love

She used powerful words to diffuse situations, “I love you.” Many carry this memory of ProAct participant Sherri Baker, who passed away in July. To honor the 54-year-old who attended ProAct in Eagan for 23 years, the family planted a ...

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From the President

June 1 was my beginning at ProAct and to say that our participants are dearly missed is an understatement. For many who rely on our services, the feeling is mutual. From the calls and e-mails we are getting, I know ...

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President Judie Foster-Lupkin

New ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin is a native of Oregon. She’s led organizations serving people with disabilities on both the day program and residential sides of the industry. Foster-Lupkin had a five-year stint as executive director of Winona ORC, a ...

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Prepared, supported, confident in thrift store job

A thriving, friendly associate at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Red Wing, Sarah Halpaus prices and tags clothing and helps to keep the sales floor looking sharp. After mastering one skill, her manager urges her to learn more. ...

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Long satisfied life, brain injury and all

Ed Lane did not want to retire. His passion in life was work, and ProAct in Eagan was where he did it. The 72-year-old was having health issues in January, and his sister and guardian, Peggy Lane, faced a mounting ...

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COVID-19 Safety Preparedness Plan released

As part of its commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all workers and a safe and healthy environment for its participants, ProAct has issued an extensive COVID-19 Safety Preparedness Plan in PDF format. Please click the image ...

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ProAct responds to governor’s ‘stay home’ extension

Governor Tim Walz announced a two-week extension of Minnesota’s stay-at-home order on April 30, extending it until May 18. ProAct will continue to follow the governor’s lead as it makes plans to reopen services that have been suspended. Staff will ...

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Virtual May Day Flower Sale in Shakopee

Brighten someone’s day, and brighten your own – ProAct’s Virtual May Day Flower Sale has some fantastic plants to offer – and your purchase supports services for people with disabilities in Scott County. Individuals in Shakopee programs were involved with ...

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