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When I met Krescene Beck & Tess Sakolsky through one of our daily monthly meetings, they did changed my life of how I really wants to help with deaf communitie
The group took a tour of MRI's main building with our Executive Director, Amy Bliefnick. Amy was not alone however, she had a Day Training individual and one of our Ambassadors assist her along the tour to add insight on what happens in the various training rooms and on our production floor.
We were pleased to have such a wonderful group of women come to visit! Thank you for your interest in MRI. maconresources.org
Valentine's Day at MRI was full of smiles and warm hearts! At our main building, we had a Valentine's Day dance where a King and Queen were crowned. Voting took place this morning and the candidates created posters promoting themselves.
Over at Independence Pointe, the children at Discovery Depot were busy handing out valentines among their classmates and practicing their counting with candy hearts!
Everyone here at MRI would like to wish you a happy Valentine's Day!
Last night kicked off the winter season of Our Voice Through Art! It was fun getting markers back into our hands and expressing our creativity.
If you would like to sign up, or you know of someone who would, it's not too late. You can call 217.875.8850 or email MSnively@maconresouces.org to get more information and to register!
Matt, a Day Training and CAPS participant at MRI, presented Amy with this gift he helped create today! The towel serves as a reminder that smiling is the GREATEST SUPERPOWER anyone can possess. In Matt's spare time he enjoys doodling, and smiley faces make many appearances. With the help of his mother he was able to complete this gift and surprise Amy today. Thank you Matt!!
Don't be afraid to show off YOUR superpower! #Smile
From the Illinois Early Learning Project:
February is Children’s Dental Health Month
Young children’s dental health is very important to optimal speech and lang...uage development. Two of our tip sheets, Get Ready for a Good Dental Checkup! and Dental Health for Babies, may be shared with parents and caregivers to support good oral hygiene. Both tip sheets also are available in Spanish, Polish, Arabic, and Korean.
Learn more about the Red Couch campaign and how you can join the campaign by reading the article below!
Do you have a personal story to share?
Bright Start, a program offered by MRI, assists current and soon to be parents with early childhood parenting. Check out this article from Herald & Review below.
If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the program you can reach out to us on Facebook or call (217) 330-6454.
Last Friday for National Wear Red Day, Mia Jarrett (employee at MRI) shared her story on the "Red Couch Tour" at WAND-TV NewsCenter 17. She described the events of her heart attack along with some advice to others concerning cardiovascular disease. See her story here:http://bit.ly/2nITsZf
February is American Heart Month and American Heart Association - Illinois is hosting the "Red Couch Tour" in Decatur! Check out their Facebook page to see where the couch will be next and to share your story.
Last month you might recall the post we had about Carl and his beautiful scarf he knitted. We had a chance to catch up with the knitting club just to see what all happens there. Sue, a case manager at MRI, started the club and instructs first time knitters through the whole process.
- Katy was interested in the club but was unsure she would be able to participate due to her lack of mobility. Through some ingenuity, Sue was able to mount a loom to a table so Katy could achiev...e her goal to knit.
- Reene has the most experience in the club and has even taught Sue how to knit. During my attempt at knitting Reene assisted and coached me through the steps, even fixing the multiple mistakes I made.
- Chris started about the same time as Katy and is learning the whole process as well. Chris has ADHD and typically gets frustrated easily with difficult tasks. Knitting has been a challenge but Chris finds the activity to be relaxing and entertaining.