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)

October 2014 Employee Awards

Employee of the Month Congrats to Jeanne Charbonneau (Rolla MSLA) for being selected as Employee of the Month for October.  In addition to a positive attitude, exceptional commitment, and hard work at implementing plans, Jeanne has experienced great success with teaching skills from cooking to sewing!  MSLA Rolla also started a garden over the summer, and Jeanne helped ensure a fun experience for tenants as they watched the plants grow and mature. Thank you, Jeanne, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM and TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Jared Dubois (MSLA Rolla), Imani Crenshaw (MSLA), Paula Seabolt (MSLA),...
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September 2014 Employee Awards

Congrats to Anne Palmer (MSLA) for being selected as Kalix’s Employee of the Month for September.  Anne’s efforts to provide motivation turns fitness into something fun and exciting, which results in improvements in people’s overall health.  From celebrating daily step goals to introducing new games to reinforcing continued participation, her positive attitude is making a difference! Thank you, Anne, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABLIITY, PROFESSIONALISM and TEAMWORK!   Congratulations to the other September Employee of the Month nominees: Taylor Potter (DSP), Vickie Bambenek (Vocational), Justine Brown (ISLA), Lance Fires (1109), Sarah Bergh (1105), Tammy Gerszweski (1005).    ...
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AT for the Kitchen

Having the ability to cook good tasting food (that didn’t come from the grocery store’s frozen section) is a skill that not everyone has mastered. For some people creating a tasty dish is easier than tying shoes, while others view the stove top as a wasteland too dangerous to explore. Thankfully there’s a variety of assistive devices to inspire, aid, and safely cook a nutritious meal (microwave free). 1. Get Inspired MyPlate on Pinterest– with over a hundred recipes in every nutrition category, these delicious and easy meals will suit the pickiest eater. The Photo Cookbook- a free app on the...
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Crackers a Success in North Dakota

Kalix was highlighted in a recent KX News story for their work with Dakota Sunrise Brokers in the role of production of Cindy’s Track Crackers. The full text story can be found at, Crackers a Success in North Dakota on KXNews.