Moments that Matter February 2019

Governor Mike DeWine Makes Key Cabinet Decisions; Signs Executive Order Establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State

Newly elected Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wasted no time in naming the key members of his team who will oversee important departments serving Ohioans with disabilities.

Congratulations to Jeff Davis who has been appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, to Maureen Corcoran who has been appointed to lead the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and to Kevin Miller who has been retained as the Executive Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.

In addition, Governor DeWine signed an Executive Order establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities.

This order, aimed at boosting the employment rate of individuals with disabilities and eliminating barriers to public and private-sector job opportunities, will create a new State ADA Coordinator who will work with all state agencies to advance these efforts.

We look forward to engaging with the administration in the coming years as we continue to advocate for policies and legislation that will provide true equality for all individuals with disabilities.

The Artwork Featured in No Objections Will Brighten Your Spirit - and Your Home!

Join us as Open Door kicks of the 2019 exhibition season with the opening reception for No Objections!

February 9, 2019 | 5-7pm | Click here for directions

Fall into worlds of captivating color fields, lavish lines, and striking shapes. No Objections showcases Open Door artists who work non-objectively, creating pieces that are aesthetically complex, while void of recognizable imagery. Viewers will not be able to object to these abstract artworks!

Bubble Gum Yum by Tina Deible
Harvest Moon by Summer Parker
Warm Study by Dan Buban

No Objections will be on view through March 8, 2019.

Join Us for the CCHS Valentine's Day Dance

February 12, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Click here for directions

An annual favorite, the CCHS Valentine's Day Dance brings together lovers, friends, and families for an evening of music, dancing, & fun!

This event is free and open to the community! Please feel free to spread the word if you know of anyone who would like to attend!

Guardianship Classes Available at CCHS

CCHS is pleased to offer adult guardianship courses through the Supreme Court of Ohio's Judicial College. There is no need to register in advance, and light refreshments will be provided.

Government Benefits

March 7, 2019 from 10a - 1p at our Corp Office

Fundamentals of Guardianship

April 10, 2019 from 9a - 3p at our Corp Office

Alzheimer's & Dementia

June 5, 2019 from 10a - 1p at our Corp Office

Guardianship of the Estate

July 17, 2019 from 10a - 1p at our Corp Office

If you would like more information about the Guardianship Classes we have to offer, please contact Julie Arthur by phone at (614) 641-2900 x 1613, or by email at jarthur@cchs-col.org.

Experiences Are Everything

Individuals supported by CCHS are going places! With over 300 community experiences, volunteer, and career exploration opportunities available each month, individuals are building independence, meeting personal goals, and achieving their dreams.

Experiences Are Everything is a visual look back at some of the places we have recently explored. Enjoy!

Other News & Upcoming Events:

CCHS @ UCO Industries Employee Artist Spotlight

CCHS provides support services for the individuals employed by UCO Industries, Inc., which includes an art program employees can utilize during scheduled breaks in their workday. This month, we profile two of those artists:

Linda S.

Linda enjoys her work at UCO Industries, saying her favorite part is “making money and getting out of the house.” For the last couple of years, she has also been making art at work. Her favorite things to draw are designs that she creates herself, a lot of which feature her favorite color, red. Why red you ask? “Because people say I look good in red!” Linda also enjoys going out for her favorite food, hamburgers, and listening to her favorite George Strait songs. One day, Linda would like to take a vacation to Hawaii.

Steve H.

Steve’s two favorite parts about working at UCO Industries are “getting paid on Friday and making art to take home.” During art class, he enjoys listening to music, “especially Michael Jackson.” Steve’s favorite foods are spaghetti and pizza, and he hopes to go on a vacation to Cedar Point this summer.

Three Open Door Artists Selected for Entry Into Art & Soul Exhibit

From Left-Perfect Poodle by Charles Poe, Ultimate Battlefield by JD Hirst, Meowtains by Margaret Stromire

An artists reception will be held April 13, 2019 at the Dayton Metro Library. Please visit the Art & Soul website for more details.

Caring A Tune at Park West Court Apartments

Caring A Tune, everyone's favorite sing-a-long show, will be back at Park West Court Apartments on February 18, 2019 from 2-4 pm. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to join!

CCHS Individual Advisory Council Meeting

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 10a-11a | CCHS Corp Office

CCHS January Employees of the Month

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to our January Employees of the Month. The following employees were recognized by their peers for their exemplary service and dedication.

Sadia Hassan (Residential): "A huge Thank you to Sadia for coming in on her day off to meet an individual at the hospital and relieving another staff in the emergency room. You are appreciated, Sadia, and thank you so much for being there for that individual." - Christy
Phibian Dukuray (Residential): "Special thanks goes to Norris' Phibian Dukuray for calling to our attention a small sore on our son’s foot. Although the infection resulted in a brief hospital stay, the situation could have been far worse had it not been for Phibian’s quick thinking. Our son has a high tolerance for pain so he was not able to alert us to the situation. Phibian took a photo and texted us so that we could take immediate action to get things under control. We are so fortunate to have such a caring and conscientious staff!" - Marvin and Marcia
Markisa Bush (ADS): "One individual had been refusing to go out in the community since her preferred staff was not able to take her out. Markisa worked to form a strong bond with Margo and they went out together and had a great time. Way to go Markisa!" - Jen
Kim Eilerman (ADS): "Kim did an excellent job with a family when letting them know of an individual's declining status. The family was very upset and Kim was able to calm them. She also drove to pick up his family member who didn't drive or have a vehicle available. So impressed by her decision making in stressful circumstances. She went above and beyond and handled the situation with compassion and professionalism." - Becky
Job Ombati (Administrative): "Job took on the task of filling in as the temporary lead at the Toth location. Not only is Job working around his other job and the individual's work schedule, but he has gone in and done an overhaul in the individual's apartment. Thank you, Job!" - Christina

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