National Day of Giving

Today marks the National Day of Giving! Make your year-end contributions to GoodLife even more memorable and impactful by taking advantage of Kansas Department of Commerce tax credits until December 31, 2021. Learn more about eligible donations, and consider making a meaningful impact in the lives of  individuals with disabilities. Thank you for your continued support of our mission.  Donate… watch now

TEAMWork makes the dream work at GoodLife

TEAMWork makes the dream work at GoodLife

As we have shared, our year-end fund raising initiative is underway and we are looking to raise nearly $400,000 in Kansas Department of Commerce tax credits by December 31, 2021. Jenny and David are members of the TEAMWork program.  They both worked with their job mentor Julie, on a mailing about this fund raising initiative. We are grateful to everyone… read more

Fall Fun at Midnight Farm

Fall Fun at Midnight Farm

Fall means lots of fun at the farm!  We have been busy with the animals (the ponies even got haircuts), enjoying the stage and performing for our friends, cooking and baking lots of delicious things to eat, creating holiday craft projects and spending time outdoors.  We are looking forward to a square dance hoedown and Thanksgiving feast at the end… read more

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

We have been busy preparing for and celebrating Halloween at our sites and programs.  Here’s wishing you a spooky, scary, sweet filled holiday.  Happy Halloween!

THRIVE Challenge

THRIVE Challenge

For the past 5 weeks, 20 member of the RISE Program participated in our THRIVE Challenge.  The program focused on healthy eating, exercise, and movement. Some of the activities within the Challenge were workout classes at the Lawrence Community Center, fitness classes at Lawrence Parks & Recreation, a Self-Defense Class with Ninja Fit, Crossfit workouts  at Crossfit Matters and guest… read more

Suicide and Mental Health Awareness: Connor’s Connection

Suicide and Mental Health Awareness:  Connor’s Connection

Suicide and Mental Health Awareness is very personal for one resident of GoodLife’s Neighborhood Network (NN).  Connor lost his brother to suicide four years ago.  During September, when mental health and suicide are on our minds, he helps his family with fundraisers and events for their charity-Carl’s Cause to honor and remember his brother.  This year, Connor and a former… read more

DSP and Employee Appreciation

DSP and Employee Appreciation

GoodLife celebrated DSP and Employee Recognition Week from September 12-18.  Throughout the week we coordinated fun activities and contests to honor and thank our employees for all they do. Take a moment and reach out to our folks and let them know how they are truly making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  Thanks you DSPs for… read more

Falling into September

Falling into September

As the temperatures begin to cool down, our folks are enjoying lots of outdoor activities!  From trips to the sunflower farm, to catching a Royals game and visiting Louisburg Cider Mill for some apple donuts, we are having a blast.  We can’t forget the Kansas City Zoo, World’s of Fun, the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Giving Garden… read more

Prom 2021

Prom 2021

As we close out close out summer and transition to fall, we celebrated with not one but two Prom events.  The folks from RISE hosted an event at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park.  It was complete with a theme and decorations, food and beverages, hair and makeup and lots of dancing!  Midnight Farm’s event included line dancing,… read more

ANCOR featured recent GoodLife article on partnership

ANCOR featured recent GoodLife article on partnership

The July edition of Connections, the newsletter published by ANCOR, featured an article from our blog. The piece outlined ways our ANCOR partnership is helping and empowering other home and community-based service providers with tools and strategies to redefine what’s possible for independence.  ANCOR is a support to and a voice for providers nationwide and as both a member agency… read more

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