The Grow Center welcomes Weight Watchers to our facility! They will be meeting here on Monday and Saturday mornings. We’re glad to partner with them on a journey of wellness through progress, not perfection.
Car Show and Fundraiser for The Grow Center & Blessings in a Backpack. $20 per vehicle entry donation. Awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice and Top of Class (Classic, Muscle, Motorcycle, Custom, Truck/Van). Split the Pot Drawing, Live Entertainment, Concessions and FUN Zone for children with inflatables and games. Lot open for Registration 10:00AM-1:30PM for entries. Judging at 2:30PM and Awards at 3:30PM.
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.
For more information or to register, please contact Amanda at 815-523-9919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part One: (05/18)
- Symptoms of Middle Stage
- Relationship changes
- Providing personal care
- Preparing for hospitalizations
Part Two: (05/25)
- Behavior Changes
- Medication Management
- Home safety
- Living alone
Part Three: (06/01)
- Day services
- In-home services
- Senior living options
- Caregiver needs
The Grow Center and Project Sun are partnering again to offer another four-week “My Piece in the Puzzle” workshop. This session will take place from March 22, 2022 until April 12, 2022.
To read more about the workshop and to register, please visit Project Sun’s website:
My Piece of the Puzzle is an introductory program to create shared language, knowledge, and experiences related to systemic racism through the lens of three affinity groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and White/Caucasian.
- Identify the different spaces where racism lives and name our piece in each of those
- Recognize challenges and learn tools on how to amplify voices and promote healing
This is a four week, 2 hour workshop that runs from October 21, 2021 to November 11, 2021. It is a collaborative effort between Project Sun and the Grow Center, and will be facilitated by Robert Bushey and Shannon Swilley.
The Grow Center is pleased to announce the following people have agreed to serve on the Board of Directors:
- Sophia Bos Shadi
- Rhonda Currie
- Dan Harris
- Mya Hendrix
- Shannon Matthias
- Father Jon Peeters
- Augustina Rios
- Jenny Schoenwetter
- Jeannette Tetreault
- Joette Walter
A History of Trauma on Black Bodies and White Body Supremacy – Stony Road
Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died; yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet come to the place for which our people sighed?JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
Shannon Swilley has worked in public education for 15 years. During this time he taught high school African American history, and Western Civilization as an adjunct professor at ONU. Currently he works as a principal at a local junior high school and manages various projects that impact equity in our community.
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Robert Bushey (he/him/his) has served as an ordained minister, anti-racism trainer, and activist with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 30 years. He is a native of Kankakee County and currently Co-Minister of Central Christian Church. He consults and engages with several local nonprofits and activists who work to build an equitable community in our midst.