Flathead County Peer Advocates participated in the first Disability Health Fair at The Wave in Whitefish on November 12. Several other agencies participated as well and there was a demonstration of adaptive exercise equipment provided by The Wave personnel. We look forward to participating in this fair on a yearly basis as it provides as great opportunity to network with other agencies and make our services better known in the north valley.
A Men’s Support Group is meeting the third Monday of every month at 6:30 PM at The Summit Medical Fitness Center conference room; this group is led by Rich Heitz. The next Working Well with a Disability Workshop begins January 25 and will be facilitated by Claudette Byrd-Rinck with Rick Heitz co-facilitating. An Independent Living Skills Training class will begin January 17. Both workshops will run for approximately 8 weeks and meet from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Please call the office at 257-0048 if you would like to participate in any of our groups, or if you have a suggestion for a new group you would like to see started.
Our Ho,Ho, Homicide murder mystery party took place on December 3 and was a great success. We had 38 people for an afternoon of fun and laughter. Although we all know that the Flathead staff and consumers are very sharp, no one was able to solve the mystery and name the suspect correctly–except for the murderer herself! We look forward to seeing you at our next social event.
Flo Kiewel, Flathead County Coordinator