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

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

Going further, together.

Going further together

As a mission-driven non-profit, it has always been our hope that our work would become easier over time, but this has not been the case. Instead, service-driven industries like ours face longer waiting lists, rising labor costs, and shrinking funding streams. Collectively, these trends forecast the coming of a disheartening tsunami of challenges on the heels of a community service-delivery… read more

Welcome to the GoodLife

Welcome to the GoodLife

Here, the GoodLife is possible As the first official blog post, I’d like to say welcome to the GoodLife. GoodLife Innovations Inc. is the new parent company of Community Living Opportunities (CLO), and we are redefining what’s possible for seniors and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our model of care wasn’t born yesterday – it’s been over 40 years… read more