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“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.

 

TRC project moving forward

Bids have been received and the construction process is moving forward for the new Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia.
Groundbreaking is expected in late summer or early fall for the new 11,000-square-foot building, which will include a training room that can be divided for smaller meetings or opened together for larger gatherings; a teaching and recreation center room for people supported including a full kitchen and laundry area, physical therapy area and exercise space and homework/computer area; central reception area; storage space; mechanical/janitorial rooms and offices for staff.
The single-level building will feature staff parking in the rear and guest parking in front. There will be a covered overhang at the entrance to protect people being dropped off during inclement weather.
In the future, it is hoped there will be a hardsurface play area with adjacent picnic area and a softsurface playground area with at least two swingsets for people supported.
ABLE is working with Vantage Architects in La Crosse on the project.
“It has been a really intense but exciting process,” said ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer of the planning. “We have held countless meetings and have gotten input from people supported, families, employees, board members … it has been a real collaborative process that I think will result in a terrific facility.”
In addition to serving as a training and recreation center for people supported, the building – located on four acres along Loeffler Avenue near Caledonia High School – also will serve as a training facility for ABLE’s more than 250 employees.
Plans for the groundbreaking will be announced once they are finalized.

Reprinted from the Summer 2015 ABLE News newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, featuring an artist’s rendering of the new TRC building, click here.

 

Congratulations to our Foundation Golf Tournament winners

The ABLE Foundation’s 23rd annual Golf Tournament and Steak Dinner Fundraiser was held Saturday, June 27, at Ma Cal Grove Country Club in Caledonia.

ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer and former ABLE Foundation President Blaine Schuldt.

ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer and former ABLE Foundation President Blaine Schuldt.

The day included a nine-hole golf tournament, steak dinner, raffles, auctions and lots of fun. Also, former Foundation Board president Blaine Schuldt was recognized for his 17 years of service. He retired from the board in October 2014.

Thanks to everyone who supported the day … golfers, diners, donors and hole sponsors.

Winners in the golf tournament were:

Men’s Division:

First: Mike Rommes, Jamie Moenck, Scott Kurk and Eric Halverson.

Second: John Haugen, David Boot, Fred Sandvick and Jim Mau.

Third: Al Meyer, Bob Meiners, Tank Schroeder and Gerry Dix.

Women’s Division:

First: Kim Rommes, Nikki Augedahl, Ann Kurk and Amy Halverson.

Second: Lori Twite, Darla Eppen, Diana Rask and Jane Hays.

Third: Bobbi Haugen, Peggy Boot, Lisa Sandvik-Mau and Irish Britson.

Mixed Couples Division:

First: Blaine Schuldt, Dianna Schuldt, Eric Wurm and Elyssa Kurk.

Second: Tiffany Entringer, Malika Eisberner, Nick Stone and Isaac Schiltz.

Third: Arlene Augedahl, Adam Augedahl, Andy Melde and Ali Jackson.

Congratulations also to our raffle winners:

Golf package: Mike Rommes

Gun: Tim Jessessky

Cash prizes: Chris Burg, John Graf and Sheryl Sherry.

 

Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated August 4)

ABLE, Inc. has full-time and part-time Direct Support Professional positions available in Caledonia, Houston, Spring Grove and La Crescent as well as a part-time Cook position. For more information, click here.

 

Summer newsletter available online now

The Summer 2015 edition of the ABLE Newsletter is now available online. To download, click here.