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In memoriam: ProAct acknowledges 19 participants who passed away

ProAct wishes to acknowledge the following program participants who passed away since March of 2020. Leaders and staff are thankful for the memories and for the opportunity to serve these individuals: Joan Alickson, Dale Arndt, Sherri Baker, Mike Blaha, John ...

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Day at Capitol, chance for input, comaraderie

Minnesota Virtual Disability Services Day at the Capitol drew out groups from ProAct in Red Wing and Eagan. Some participated in the online rally and others met with their legislators to share their concerns. “We talked about funding, how it ...

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Great medicine: laughter reaches people in homes through virtual enrichment

A little jesting, some teasing and “how are yous” can go a long way. Throw in humor as the topic of study, connect a dozen ProAct participants with their instructor in a virtual enrichment class and it’s a recipe for ...

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CEO leaves legacy of trust, integrity, respect

Retiring ProAct CEO Steve Ditschler led the organization for some 20 years, coordinating an expansion from one to six locations and a fourfold increase in revenue. “I think ProAct is a better organization today than it was when Steve came, ...

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ProAct 2020 Service Awards

Please enjoy this video and slideshow sampling of ProAct’s 2020 service awards for longtime participants from four of the nonprofit’s locations. The COVID-19 environment changed how they were presented, sometimes individually on site and other times at home, but the ...

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‘Houseman’ shines for hospitality in Red Wing

After gaining experience at ProAct and in another job with its support, Michael Halpaus found a satisfying job match at a Red Wing hotel through a friend and receives limited support from the nonprofit. Halpaus plays a primary cleaning role ...

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Job Posting – Production Specialist – Red Wing

Position Site/location Production SpecialistRed Wing Requirements: *High School diploma or general education degree (GED).*Must have basic computer skills.*Must have basic math skills.*Must be able to regularly lift 50 + lbs., regularly lift/push/pull large rolls of and pieces of fabric and ...

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Support ProAct! Vote for us.

You can vote for ProAct as your favorite nonprofit. The more people who vote, the more likely we are to win $15,000! It’s part of the Choose Your Charity campaign sponsored by Old National Bank. Please support us by clicking ...

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Sandy and Betty at ProAct in Red Wing
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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 staff is Betty (Anderson),” said Orso. “She kids around and ...

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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 placed in jobs still required coaching, and ProAct was one ...

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