Johnson County Montessori School & North Star Academy: A special place of inclusion and learning

School

GoodLife’s 40-year partnership with the University of Kansas (KU) has developed a number of nationally regarded service models including North Star Academy (NSA), a school for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Today we visit with Kristen Kunze, Executive Director of Children’s Services for GoodLife, and Pam Neidert, Assistant Professor for KU’s Applied Behavioral Science department, to learn about… read more

Vibrant Village: Aging better

Vibrant Village: Aging better

Long before the words “assisted living” enter your vocabulary, there’s a deep need for “thriving in motion” and aging better. There is a space of life where you’re satisfied and happy living on your own, yet might need help with the little things. Maybe you’re recovering from an injury, just can’t seem to move like you used to, or want… read more

Connecting with the community at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Hoarse in Barn

What do you get when you cross 550 visitors with farm animals, food trucks, hands-on activities, live music and an enthusiastic staff? The Kaw Valley Farm Tour at Midnight Farm! 186 carloads of people filtered through Midnight Farm over the weekend of October 5-6. According to Linda, a satisfied visitor from Lawrence, Kan., she “liked it all. It’s a beautiful… 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

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

The Neighborhood Network: Our blueprint for independent living

The Neighborhood Network: Our blueprint for independent living

We are proud that GoodLife is home to many. And like every builder knows, a lasting home starts with a carefully-considered plan that holds firm over time. Most traditional service strategies are costly, promote increased dependence and lack the quality-of-life services that residents and families want. Oftentimes, residents feel they must choose between independence and the safety and security of… read more