YWCA Honors Kalix March 2015

Kalix was honored at the 2015 YWCA “Women of Distinction” banquet in the “Organizational” category for empowering women. Kalix employs 348 staff, of which 73% are women. Two-thirds of the upper management positions at Kalix are currently filled by women (including the CEO), and 70% of all management, professional, leadership, and supervisory positions are women. Kalix employs people with a variety of training and specialties, including degrees in Special Education, Social Work, and other behavioral sciences, plus degrees in Nursing, Accounting and Computer Science. In addition, Kalix offers a comprehensive training program in developing and implementing plans to support people...
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February 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Carla Soto (TCLF 1109), for being selected as February Employee of the Month. During a recent emergency, Carla remained calm, followed training protocol, and did everything exactly correct.  The nomination notes that Carla has Kalix values as shown during that event:  DEPENDABILITY by following procedures, ADAPTABILITY by performing in a new situation, TEAMWORK by working with other staff present during the situation, and PROFESSIONALISM by representing Kalix well with emergency personnel.  Thank you, Carla, for all you do! Congratulations to the other nominees: Tracey Wallstrum (DSP), Justine Brown (ISLA), Jesika Sullivan (DSP), Carol Delorme (MSLA ), Rebecca Hoffman...
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Liftware- Eat with Independence

Eating meals with standard eating utensils is a task many people don’t think twice about, but for those with Parkinson disease and Essential Tremor, meal time can become a frustrating and time consuming process. Many of the people we support use silverware with various adaptations like a weighted spoon, curved fork, or a knife with a built-up handle for better grip. These adaptations are great and have helped many eat with more independence, but for some people with intensive tremors may still have difficulties when transporting food from the plate to their mouth without spilling. Liftware is a stabilizing eating utensil made specifically for people...
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January 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Ben Chapin (DSP), a 10 year veteran, for being selected as Employee of the Month for January.  Ben received two different nominations during the month that recognized him for his dependability within the DSP program and for his adaptability and teamwork in taking on challenges that are presented to him without hesitation.  Both nominations mention Ben’s investment in quality programming and proactively seeking positive ways to interact in even the most challenging situations.  Thank you, Ben, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM AND TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Robin Delorme (Belcourt/Rolla), Paula Seabolt (MSLA), RaeLynn...
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December 2014 Employee Awards

Congrats to White Bader (TCLF 1109) for being selected as Employee of the Month for December. The nomination recognizes White for her dependability and adaptability within the 1109 Program. Among other things, White takes on the responsibility in assisting with training new staff and also encourages all staff to follow new changes within the program such as MyPlate nutrition concept.  Thank you, White, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM AND TEAMWORK!     Congratulations to the other nominees: Jesika Sulivan (DSP), Tiffany Gulbranson (DSP), Sarah Peterson (1105).

AT- Making Bathroom Access Easy

The bathroom is one of the most visited and reserved places in a home, at least for most of us it is. For some people, accessing the typical bathroom fixtures isn’t a simple process and may require expensive modifications to the layout as we age and our needs change. Thankfully, minor modifications can protect privacy by allowing someone to use the facilities independently, and maybe even allow someone with changing needs to continue living in their homes for a lengthened period of time. The AmeriGlide Bathlift allows anyone with mobility challenges access to their current bathtub with features that help the person enter and exist the tub safely. The bathlift is easy to install and uninstall,...
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November 2014 Employee Awards

Congrats to Jay Szichak (ICF 1007) for being selected as Employee of the Month for November.  Improved eating habits are notoriously difficult for all of us, so Jay’s success in implementing MyPlate menus in the 1007 kitchen is impressive. Thanks to Jay for his contribution towards healthy eating and for displaying the Kalix values:  ADAPTABILITY and TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Giles Snyder (ISLA), Taylor Potter (DSP), Gail Ogden (DSP), and Sherece Powell (1101).  

Kalix Recycling Center Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, November 17th, Kalix Recycling Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new baler that was recently installed. Kalix was able to acquire the new recycling baler with funding assistance from the MAGIC fund, St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation and Verendrye Electric. Check out the photos as the Minot Area Development Corporation joined Kalix at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. More pictures on the MADC Facebook.  

New Rolla ICF Update

Exciting news from Rolla! The new ICF Home will be delivered December 2nd (weather permitting) and ready for occupancy by the beginning of February. Latest pictures are shown below and a weekly build update can be found here. Great things continue to happen at KALIX!

Ribbon Cutting November 17, 2014

Kalix along with the Minot Area Development Corporation is holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the purchase of the new baler for the Kalix Recycling Center. Please join us for this exciting event and help promote recycling in the city of Minot! When: November 17, 2014 9:00 am Where: 605 27th St. SE Minot, ND 58701 (Recycling Center Entrance – North side of building)