ABLE, Inc. ABLE, Inc.

“ABLE, Inc.—TRULY ‘A Brighter Living Experience’ for people with developmental disabilities!”

Welcome

Welcome to ABLE, Inc.!  We’re glad you stopped by.  Check back often for updates on ABLE events, fundraisers, newsletters, and the monthly posting of our Lucky Day Calendar Winners!

 

ABLE, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established in 1979 as residential care provider for people with developmental disabilities and related brain injuries in Houston County, Minnesota.

 

Read more about ABLE, Inc. here.

 

Road work ahead!

There will be parking lot construction at our ABLE offices in La Crescent as well as road construction on Lancer Boulevard and 14th Avenue leading to ABLE during the month of August. This construction will force a detour for those trying to reach the ABLE office.

The suggested detour route is South Third Street to Elm Street to South 11th Street to Lancer Boulevard. If you need further help, please contact the office at (507) 895-8111.

With the back parking lot under construction, there will be limited spaces available in the front parking lot and the adjacent grass area as well the east side of Lancer Boulevard.

 

Summer 2014 newsletter now available online

Read about a new four-legged resident at Lancer House in La Crescent, get an update from ABLE executive director Gail Meyer, check out photos from Project Funway and ABLE Idol, meet ABLE’s Class of 2014 graduates and learn about a blanket-making project sure to warm your heart. All this – and more – is in the Summer 2014 ABLE News, now available online. To download, click here.

 

ABLE golf tournament crowns champions

Champions were crowned and a good time was had during the ABLE Foundation’s 22nd annual Golf Tournament and Steak Dinner, held June 28 at Ma Cal Grove Country Club in Caledonia.

The annual fundraiser saw 20 golf teams take to the course for the tournament, with competition in three divisions: men’s, women’s and co-ed. After the tournament, a delicious steak dinner was served, followed by chance auctions, door prizes and a raffle drawing.

Gail Meyer, ABLE executive director, handles the emcee duties, announcing golf and raffle winners.

Winner of the grand prize – a $500 golf package – was Cole Snodgrass.

The following were winners in the golf tournament:

Men’s division: 1. Mike Rommes, Chad Augedahl, Scott Kurk and Eric Halverson, 29; 2. John Haugen, David Boots, George Karr and Fred Sandvick, 31; 3. Don Meiners, Blaine Schuldt, Steve Reiman and Charlie Reed, 32.

Christina Ives gives the wheel a spin during the chance auction.

Women’s division: 1. Kim Rommes, Nikki Augedahl, Ann Kurk and Amy Halverson, 38; 2. Bobbie Haugen, Kim Karr, Peggy Boots and Connie Sandvick, 39; 3. Lori Twite, Darla Eppen, Sarah Eppen and Diana Rask, 40.

Co-ed division: 1. Brian Klug, Jacklyn Snodgrass, Jami Burg and Cory Gantenbien, 33; 2. Greg Kenworthy, Mike Rekow, Jackie Prondzinski and Allie Dahl, 37; 3. Scott Garrett, Ingred Leader, Steve Clark and Jenny Clark, 40.

Thanks to all the golfers, hole sponsors, donors, volunteers and others who helped make the day a success.

 

Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Aug. 29)

ABLE, Inc. has a full-time Direct Support Professional position in Caledonia available, part-time and substitute Direct Support Professional positions at all locations as well as Direct Support Supervisor positions in Caledonia and La Crescent. For more information, click here.

 

ABLE Foundation announces exciting new project: new center in Caledonia!

The ABLE Foundation is excited to announce a new project: construction of a new Teaching & Recreation Center for ABLE, Inc., in Caledonia.

The first goal of the project is to purchase land suitable for the center, which would be a place where people supported by ABLE can learn life skills to be more independent, participate in recreation/leisure activities and exercise. It also would serve as a training center for ABLE employees.

The ABLE Foundation’s focus is on fundraising for this project. The goal is to have the center completed by November 2014.

For more on this exciting new project, and to learn how you can help, please click here.