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

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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.

 

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 July 20)

ABLE is adding to our nursing team – hours are primarily Monday through Friday. RN’s and LPN’s – full or part time. For more information, click here.

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

 

ABLE purchases land for new Caledonia center

ABLE Inc. will celebrate its 35th year of service in 2015 with a new Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia.
The project moved closer to reality with the recent rezoning of a piece of land ABLE is purchasing on Loeffler Avenue, near Caledonia High School. The 4-acre property will be the site of the new building, with groundbreaking planned for the spring, according to ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer.
“We are so excited we will finally have a site that will be accessible for the people we support,” Meyer said of the new center, which will be handicapped accessible and replace the current overcrowded and inefficient center located in a rented business property space in Caledonia.
Plans are for the new building to be 10,000 to 12,000 square feet. It also will serve as a training center for ABLE’s more than 250 employees. Meyer said the next step is to develop a floor plan with input from people supported, their families and employees. Vantage Architects is working with ABLE on the project.
“Next year is our 35th year in business, and we would love to have the center ready for a 35th anniversary party in the late fall or early winter,” she said.

(Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, click here.)

 

Did you see? ABLE Foundation recognized on Jeans Day

The ABLE Foundation was one of the beneficiaries of the January Jeans Day charity effort sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune.

On one Friday each month, area businesses and organizations collect donations for the Jeans Day effort in exchange for their employees wearing jeans to work. Those donations are then awarded each month to local nonprofit organizations.

Funds received by the ABLE Foundation from Jeans Day will go toward the new Teaching and Recreation Center to be built this year in Caledonia.

 

Winter newsletter available online now

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