October 24th – Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Screening:
If you are interested in a free screening and have high blood pressure or family history of diabetes or kidney disease, contact Kathy Boyer for more information.
October 26th – Missoula’s Halloween Party: This is an open invitation to people with a disability their family and friends to come to Hellgate High School main level gym from 6-8 pm for a fun filled evening of trick and treats! There will be food, drinks, music, massages & booths! Come in costume or not! The University of Montana will be represented by their science department Spectrum that will make freeze dry ice cream and show us how to blow up pumpkins. You can save a pumpkin by carving or drawing your favorite design on one! Monte will be there from 7- 7:30 pm! Its free fun & doesn’t get better than this!
Fall Classes: Summit lead off the season with the following training courses.
The Living Well with a Disability training is about setting personal goals & learning how to address problems along the way. Co-facilitated by Andrea Dahl & Darren Larson.
The Self Awareness Class is about getting to know yourself better and is facilitated by Leanne Beers, with the assistance of our social work student Susan Morris.
The Healthy Relationships three series teleconference training for people with learning disabilities is facilitated by Andrea Dahl.
The Building Advocacy and Learning Leadership Skills (BALLS) for high school students has been held in both Big Sky High School and Sentinel High School. Mike Beers, Mary Olson, and Darren Larson have co-facilitated youth training in the high school classrooms.
November and December Classes:
Powerful Tools for the Caregiver training will start at Summit on November 18th at Summit. November is National Caregiver Month and what an outstanding time to take some time as a caregiver for yourself. This course has a number of sessions that will help you understand more about the role of a caregiver and meet others who have a similar experience as you do. Contact Lorna Palin or Mike Giddings about this training.
Attendant Management Training: This training is for people who hire personal assistants to come into your home. If you would like to “beef” up your recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and maintaining employer skills this is the class for you. Lorna Palin and Mary Olson co-facilitate this class, you can contact Lorna for more information.
Winter Classes: Looking ahead to January 2010, Summit will offer the Working Well with a Disability Class, Self Esteem Class and in the spring a class on Addressing Depression. Contact Jude Monson anytime about future classes.
Disability Awareness Panels: If you are interested in a panel of people with disabilities giving you information to your school, business or group, please contact Mary Olson, Darren Larson or Jude Monson.
The contact number for any of the above classes in 406-728-1630