People Living the Lives They Choose
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Cosgray Christmas Trees donated a beautiful 8 ft. Douglas Fir tree to Peak Community Services. Clients will make decorations for it. Coming soon - a live decorated Christmas tree for the holidays at Peak! Watch the facebook page to see the tree as it progresses. (Pictured above-Cindy Cosgray, donor-left and Pam Aldridge, Peak employee-right)
Peak Community Services is pleased to announce a partnership with Indiana University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, recipient of the FSSA contract designed to provide educational services solely focused on the treatment and care for individuals who have epilepsy.
The IU Epilepsy Center has established an outreach program at the agency located at 1416 Woodlawn Avenue and will be hosting a Regional Epilepsy Educational Seminar on December 18, 2014, from 1 PM -4 PM on site at Peak Community Services facility.
Cinda Milan has been appointed as the Epilepsy Educator for this program.
The FREE conference is targeted to direct care staff, nurses, social workers, teachers, psychologists and physicians. Registration is required though due to limited space.
For more information or to register contact:
Trish at 317.963.7436 or
Vaneeta at 317-963-7438.
Bringing in the Holiday Cheer!
Employees (pictured above - Brandy, Michelle, Patty-back row; Pam and Bonnie-front row) recently spent the evening at the State Theater participating in "Pop a cork and Paint" with Teri Partridge. Peak has several developing artists that were willing to share their snowmen.
Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Month
Congratulations Peak Community Services for receiving the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce December Business of the Month Award. We truly appreciate your 60 years of dedication and work in Logansport and Cass County!
PCS Industrial Services
Work Services recently changed their name to PCS Industrial Services to reflect the coming changes that will be gradual. PCS is working toward ISO certification and they have joined a consortium to increase capacity and a varied production.
The staff is diligently making the changes, but they still have some time for morale building. In October the recognized Cancer Awareness Month and had a "pink day" (pictured above). At the end of the month they donned costumes for Halloween (also pictured above).
Client of the Month
Family Services selected Michael for October's Client of the Month. He has an enthusiastic attitude and has made great personal growth. Michael enjoys reading, going to the Public Library, Music Therapy, and a variety of community parks. He has a companion aid dog names Seamus. Michael recently volunteered at Mike Anderson’s 2nd Annual Truck Pull.
Employment Services selected Stephanie Daisy (pictured above) as October's Client of the Month. Her work performance is exemplary. She is a hard worker, has a great attendance record and works well as a team member at the Matthew Warren Powder Coat Line.
2014 Annual Training Summit and Awards
The annual training Summit was held in November with 57 employees registered. Training sessions were: "Peak History" presented by Linda Klinck; "Why Are You So Important" by Derrick Feldman' "Open Hears, Open Minds" by Patty Pavey; and Incident Reporting" organized by Connie English with employees presenting (Adam, Maggie, Jeni, and Bonnie).
Years of service awards were presented to:
5 Years - Bridget Neal, Dawn Boehme, and Loretta Henry
10 Years - Jan Adair, Ray Aldridge, Katherine Chumbley, Lindy Miller, and Wendy Stanley
15 Years - Carol Shidler
30 Years - Donna Barr
Other Awards (pictured above r-l):
PEAK PERFORMER: Amanda Baldwin
SHOOTING STAR: Ray Aldridge
CAPTAIN CRUNCH VOLUNTEER AWARD: Angela Bennett receiving on behalf of Phi Theta Kappa of Ivy Tech.
Peak Community Services has openings in their Supervised Group Living program for interested clients and families.
Please contact Jan Adair at 574.753.1404 ext 152 for additional information
NOTICE! Annual Reports and Work Plans are available upon request.