Here in Lake County activity has been picking up. We have been running a Living Well with a Disability workshop and it finished on January 6th. Then we are starting another cycle of Living Well on January 11th. In March we will be starting a Working Well with a Disability workshop, which we plan to finish up in mid May to early June.
If you are interested in either the Living Well class that starts on January 11th or the Working Well class that we’ll be starting in March, please contact Scott or Michelle here at the Ronan office at (406) 676-0190.
Also, Michelle is assisting with the Native American Task Force development of a workshop focusing on the needs of Native Americans with disabilities and the independent living philosophy. Meanwhile, Scott is working on getting the peer support group going in the early part of 2011.
Summit peers Betty Kelton and Owen Deardorff are both doing well and are excited to see what the New Year will bring. We are working with Betty on starting a support group for cancer survivors. Owen will be helping to develop an activity around Mack days and is also interested in talking to the Tribe regarding his opposition to having a new nursing home facility built on the reservation.
The People First group is busy planning different activities for the New Year. We are looking forward to this New Year and hope it brings many new beginnings.