Spend a day at Midnight Farm: Kaw Valley Farm Tour showcases GoodLife programs

Midnight Farm

We can tell you all day how great our programs and technology are in the fight to reimagine independent living. When there’s an opportunity to show GoodLife in action, you’ll be the first to know.  For the first time, our work program partner Midnight Farm will be featured on the 15th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour. Featuring 32 farms across… read more

Combining life skills with independent living: Welcome to Midnight Farm

Midnight Farm

In a recent post, RISE and TEAM Work: Developing skills for an independent life, we shared GoodLife’s one-of-a-kind work programs that allow individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  Today, we put on our best pair of boots to visit one of our program… read more

RISE and TEAM Work: Developing skills for an independent life

Rise & TEAM

The Neighborhood Network (NN) is our service model that promotes independence and peace of mind for those who want to live in their own home.  At its core, the NN fuses remote support with direct/on-demand support–but we realize life is more than a series of needs. Instead, a satisfying and purposeful life is one where learning environments are created for… read more

KC Pop Co: GoodLife’s newest work program

work program

GoodLife believes a satisfying and purposeful life is one where learning opportunities are created for residents to contribute talents and energy to help neighbors, build independence, and gain valuable skills.  GoodLife’s uniquely-created work programs, TEAM Work and RISE, allow individuals with I/DD within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  The newest… read more

Unique thinking leads to unique care: iLink Technologies

Unique thinking leads to unique care: iLink Technologies

Innovation has been integral to our models of care for a long time. In fact, this message is so important to us that “innovations” is now in our name. In 2019, GoodLife Innovations unveils a new generation of iLink Technology–building on over 40 years of experience spearheading creative solutions for care that utilize technology to maximize independence. In a world… read more

Meet Nichole Reiske

Meet Nichole Reiske

One focus for GoodLife in 2019 is integrating and applying the power of iLink technologies across our suite of services and into every home. The Applied Technologies Center (ATC) is our health, behavioral, case management, care concern and vacancy management hub. The ATC is a valuable add-on to our Neighborhood Network, further allowing for us to care holistically for each… read more

A New Paradigm of Care: iLink Technologies

A New Paradigm of Care: iLink Technologies

Innovation has been integral to our models of care for a long time; in fact, this message is so important to us that “innovations” is now in our name. In 2019, GoodLife Innovations unveils a new generation of iLink Technology–building on over 40 years of experience spearheading creative solutions for care that utilize technology to maximize independence. In a world… read more

Professional Neighbors: The right care at the right time

Professional Neighbors: The right care at the right time

When aging family members or loved ones with disabilities need daily assistance, yet desire independent living, it’s hard to know what’s best. You cannot always be around to help, so it’s important to know they are well-cared for in an inclusive and supportive community.   GoodLife’s community living models center around professional caregivers who live in, by and/or near people… read more

Meet Yolanda Hargett

Meet Yolanda Hargett

Yolanda, tell us how you contribute to serving GoodLife’s population? I’ve been working with Mike Strouse since 1984, in the early days of implementing the family teaching model in Western Kansas. In 1986, I started working for GoodLife (CLO in those days) and their community living programs for individuals with I/DD. Back then we served 20 people, today it’s over… read more

CEO Mike Strouse featured on Easterseals’ “Your Assistive Technology Update” podcast

Assistive Technology

It has been a busy spring at GoodLife! One of our highlights was CEO, Dr. Mike Strouse, speaking with Josh Anderson on the “Your Assistive Technology Update” podcast through Easterseals Crossroads of Indianapolis.  Josh’s podcast shares the latest technology designed to assist individuals with disabilities and special needs. On the episode, which aired on April 19, 2019, Mike shares how… read more