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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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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 to classes and work at the site near Canterbury Park, ...

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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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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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Third career’s a charm in Red Wing

She’s versatile, she’s new, she figures things out and brings a wealth of experience to ProAct in Red Wing. “It’s very fun. I wish I would have thought about this type of career decades ago,” said direct service professional Cheri ...

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Dog days, good ones, remembered

Before the coronavirus came along, a licensed therapy dog at ProAct in Red Wing was drawing attention, and winning hearts. Her name is Como. “I can bring her, and the very next day they’re asking when she’s coming back,” said ...

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‘Hudson Hot Air Affair’ goes inside for participants

The big event in Hudson, Wis. happens in February, as the Hudson Hot Air Affair floats in for frosted views of the St. Croix River via hot air balloons. ProAct in that same city took hold of the theme and ...

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His FOX 9 talk show thrill

“It was one day I’ll never forget in my life,” said ProAct participant Bill Spencer in Eagan, after attending “The Jason Show,” with FOX 9’s Jason Matheson. Spencer sat in the front row with his personal care assistant, Jackie Spande, ...

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Recognition Banquet for Red Wing, Zumbrota

The Red Wing/Zumbrota/Hudson Recognition Banquet at Treasure Island Resort and Casino heralded 50 years of service in Red Wing. “You guys are one of the reasons Red Wing is such a great place to live because of the service you ...

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2019 Eagan Recognition Banquet

ProAct’s 2019 Eagan Recognition Banquet at Inwood Oaks in Oakdale featured 2017 Special Olympics Alpine Ski Champion Camilo Mejia, and his coach and mother, Patricia Schaber (above center). The crowd of nearly 400 listened intently to Mejia’s inspiring stories of ...

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