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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Living Employee Newsletter Dec. 2018

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In our ongoing efforts to enhance the leadership skills of supervisory personnel, Mainstream Living has continued to offer Mainstream Emerging Leaders (MEL), a professional development program for qualified staff. We wrapped up the fourth year of the program in October and had three graduates. The purpose of the MEL program... Read More on Congrats MEL Graduates
This is always a difficult time of the year for me. I need sun and a lot of it! When the days get short and the weather turns toward winter, I struggle with depression. It’s this time of year when I know I need to take better care of myself.... Read More on A Message on Mindfulness
Thank you to everyone who came to the Benefit Fairs. We had over 130 employees attend and 32 employees who won gift cards or merchandise. Attendees enjoyed information from a Fareway Dietitian, five minute massages, and plenty of snacks. We also offered special discounts on Fitbit merchandise thanks to Wellmark... Read More on Update on Benefits
Mainstream Living's Medically Fragile Program is comprised of three, five-bedroom home. The program includes Aspen House in Ames, opened March 2007, Baker House, in Des Moines, opened December 2010 and Knapp House, located in West Des Moines, opened February 2014. Medically Fragile, a program designation from CARF, focuses on serving... Read More on Program Spotlight - Medically Fragile
The holidays can be a hectic time for many. With one down, we open December planning more celebrations, baking more cookies, and preparing for friends and family to visit. This can create a lot of excitement, but also a lot of stress. Here are some tips to help feeling overwhelmed... Read More on Tip of the Month
Justin moved into his own apartment in early November. He and his staff are organizing his apartment, working on a cleaning schedule and doing some cooking together. Justin is also learning how to use Cy-Ride, shopping at Walmart on his own, and attending medical appointments independently. Justin also remains close... Read More on Stories of Impact
What brought you to Mainstream? I moved to Des Moines from Marshalltown in November 2015 and was looking for a rewarding job. What is your favorite thing about work? Being with the members and spending time with them and seeing their smiles on their faces just make my day every...
What brought you to Mainstream? I want to help others. What is your favorite thing about work? I enjoy seeing the faces of the girls I care for light up and the happiness they show when I come to work. How do you spend your time outside of work? I...

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