It was puppy day at PossAbilities in Rochester
An annual tradition did not disappoint at a Rochester non-profit on Tuesday.
A “staffing crisis” is overwhelming Minnesota organizations that work with the disabled, and they are looking to the state legislature for help with wage increases.
It’s being described as a “staffing crisis” by local organizations that provide Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) for individuals with disabilities.
Right now there are 87-thousand unfilled direct care positions for people with disabilities in Minnesota, and the staffing shortage is being felt in Rochester.
Day service and residential providers for people with disabilities are saying there’s a “staffing crisis” being felt across the state, including in southeast Minnesota.
Carolers from PossAbilities took over the halls of Olmsted Medical Center Tuesday morning.
Some visitors to a local hospital and staff got quite the performance on Tuesday.
Wednesday therapeutic horses made the day of the adults at the PossAbilities Enrichment Program.
Besides warmer temperatures, another sure sign of spring is seeing area greenhouses pick up activity.
With the help of fellow coworkers, a Rochester woman is getting quite the recognition.
Hidden within the fabric of Mayo Clinic is a pretty unique group of workers. They are the oil that makes the whole machine work smoothly. These men and women are part of PossAbilities, an organization catering to children and adults living with disabilities.
Tuesday was a beautiful afternoon to get outdoors and raise money and awareness for a good cause.
There are all types of possibilities in this world, and Wednesday, many of them were celebrated at the PossAbilities Employment Awards Banquet.
Though Megan Wibben wasn’t crowned queen, she will join the ranks of national princesses for the National Miss Amazing pageant, a beauty pageant for girls and women with disabilities.
A Rochester woman will soon be competing at a national pageant. Megan Wibben is Minnesota’s Miss Senior Amazing. She will be representing Minnesota at the 2015 Miss Amazing Pageant.
Oftentimes, people go into depression or shut-down-mode when dealing with hardships. However, one local man with cerebral palsy is taking his diagnosis with stride and won’t stop doing what he loves to do: graphic design.