The Friday Update is published on Friday mornings by Lon Mitchell, Public Information Manager of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. You may subscribe by sending your email address. You may also read the Friday Update on the Board website and on the mobile app

  1.  Health & Wellness Alert focuses on falls
  2.  Request a guest speaker from the Board
  3.  Department of DD is asking us to participate in its Family Resources Survey
  4.  You can receive free text message alerts from the Board of DD
  5.  Courageous Community Services continues Life Skills classes
  6.  Aging Gracefully January newsletter
  7.  Job postings
  8.  Why Work Benefits You sessions scheduled for February
  9.  Anne Grady seeking volunteers
  10.  Upcoming Events
  11.  Worth Repeating

1.   Health & Wellness Alert focuses on falls

Having a developmental disability might put a person at greater risk for falling if they have a vision impairment, muscle weakness, gait and balance difficulties, use multiple medications, or have a sedentary lifestyle. Read the newest Health and Wellness Alert from the Ohio Department of DD about falls.

2.  Request a speaker from the Board

If you would like a guest speaker from the Lucas County Board of DD at your club, group or organization, please contact our Public Information Office at 419-380-4048 or fill out the online form at this link.

3.  Department of DD is asking us to participate in its Family Resources Survey

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities would like to ask families of people with disabilities to take a short online survey about what family resources they used during the past year. Click here to take the survey.

4.   You can receive free text message alerts from the Board of DD

You can sign up to receive text messages from the Lucas County Board of DD by sending this message to 40404: follow LucasDDAlert . This is an immediate and cost-efficient way for you to receive information about inclement weather closings, important meetings, or other significant notices about Board of DD operations. And it’s free!

You can also get immediate messaging from the Board of DD via our mobile app. You can download the app to your smart phone by entering your phone number at this address: https://app.appinstitute.com/lucascou

5.   Courageous Community Services continues Life Skills classes

Courageous Community Services has changed the name of its WhatNext Life Skills classes to Adulting101 LifeSkills Classes!  Click here for more informaton.

6.   Aging Gracefully January newsletter

Follow this link to the read the January Aging Gracefully newsletter.

7.   Job postings

To stay up-to-date on job openings with the Lucas County Board of DD, follow this link.

Manahan, formerly Josina Lott Residential, has openings for 2nd and 3rd shift DSP’s. The updated website includes the new employment application at www.manahanlife.org

iDance is now hiring Direct Support Professionals part time with flexible hours. Call
419-309-8423 or 419-309-1610 for more information or apply online.

8.      Why Work Benefits You sessions scheduled for February

Confused about keeping your SSI/SSDI while working? Or about keeping your health benefits? Join the discussions and dinner on  Tuesday evenings in February. Click here for all the information.

9.  Anne Grady seeking volunteers

The Volunteer Program is a new addition to Anne Grady Services. There are many capacities in which persons can volunteer such as socialization, grounds work, special events, and recreation assistants.  Click here for more information.

10.  Upcoming Events

January 16 – People First

January 21 – Your Voice Matters luncheon

January 24 – Game Night

January 25 – Special Olympics Polar Plunge

February 7 – Anne Grady Frozen Mic

February 9 – Community Film Festival

February 22 – SibShop

March 1 – Acoustics for Autism

March 7 – Arc Night with the Cavs

March 20 – Spring Fling Dinner-Dance

11.  Worth Repeating

“Charm is more than beauty.” Yiddish proverb


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