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 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
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
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
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
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
As the Olympic Games in Tokyo wrap up and the Paralympic Games kick off, the folks at GoodLife have been enjoying their own events for the last few weeks. The RISE athletes had a blast competing in “Minute to Win It” activities. Midnight Farm was the location for most of the games including team volleyball, water balloon shot put and… read more
We can’t believe summer is more than halfway over! We have been busy across our sites and programs soaking up the sun, enjoying volunteer opportunities, community outings, movie nights on the driveway, cooking and baking yummy treats and so much more! Enjoy a few images of our folks having a great summer!
At GoodLife, we like to partner for possibility, and sharing GoodLife U: Innovative Workforce Schedules and Pay Strategies with other agencies and their leadership supports this goal. Join CEO Mike Strouse on July 12th from 4:00-5:00pm EDT for the Summer Leadership Institute, which is a this virtual event this year. We excited to share our innovative solutions for helping community… read more
We are having an awesome summer enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunshine! From exploring nature and outdoor recreation to staying cool with water fun and indoor activities, everyone really is living the good life.