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February 2021 eNewsletter

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Is there light at the end of the tunnel?


We sure hope so!

This week we are starting the COVID-19 vaccination process with the people we support. This is a very exciting thing! It means that (after the 2nd dose) we can tentatively start planning the reopening of Day Services at Longfellow Center. Everyone who works at the Center misses the laughter and the liveliness of having them in the building.

We have just expanded the activities offered through Meaningful Day to include a fitness program. Spirit Club offers exercise classes via Zoom by specially trained instructors. Every exercise is shown three ways at once to include everyone's ability level. We had a trial run last week and it was a huge hit. Healthy eating classes are on the horizon.


Holy Cow!

Meet Fluffy. She is a Holstein and was born on October 27, 2020 weighing 80lbs. She has been adopted by DakotAbilities and lives on a dairy farm in North Dakota. Ten DakotAbilities homes and apartments are participating in this fun way to learn more about dairy products and how we get them.

We even have a certificate of adoption complete with Fluffy's hoof stamp. Some of the things we have learned so far are that cows can smell things up to six miles away, that dairy cows eat 100 lbs of feed a day - the equivalent of 300 PB&J sandwiches, and it only takes 48 hours for your milk to go from farm to store. Everyone is having fun with this activity and people can write to the host family to see how Fluffy is doing.



Share the Love

We only offer Meaningful Day activities we can afford. That is why your gifts are so important. If you like the idea of the people we serve having a wellness plan or appreciate educational offerings like Adopt a Cow, show some love by clicking on the pink candy heart. We also offer gardening, art projects, theater productions, music participation and more! In the spirit of the month of love, remember, We Luv U.



And Finally, Just for Fun

Pizza parties are a great way to share laughs with housemates and friends. Staff and guests are required to wear facemasks.




Working together, we create opportunities and meaningful lives for people with disabilities

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