COMMUNITY CHOICES

monthly newsletter  //  aug 2016

SPOTLIGHT

OPEN CHAMPAIGN: BOARD GAMING

 

Our most recent Open Champaign event was the first in a series of board game nights, a collaboration with C-U group Ladies Geeking Out. Held at Titan Games, we spent an evening playing games such as Tsuro and Super Fight. The fun really started with Super Fight, a card game where everyone assumes the role of a character and has to debate how they would defeat each other. Super Fight was super fun, and so was our first Open Champaign Board Game Night! We are thrilled to be partnering with both Ladies Geeking Out and Titan Games, and there will be more of game nights coming up!
NEW TEAM MEMBER: ERYNN HENDRICKS

Erynn joined the Community Choices team in June as an Employment Specialist.  Her favorite part about working in this department is getting to know each individual and supporting them while they achieve their career goals.  Erynn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the spring of 2015, majoring in Community Health with a concentration in Disability and Rehabilitation Services.  She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Human Services with a concentration in administration online through University of Illinois at Springfield.  In the past, Erynn has worked as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional and a Residential Service Director for CILA homes.  In her spare time, Erynn enjoys hunting, playing with her cat and dog, and spending time with her friends and family.
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

POOL PARTY!

A BIG THANKS TO THE GORSUCH FAMILY FOR HOSTING THIS SUMMER'S FAMILY PARTY!

On Sunday July 24th, the Gorsuch’s welcomed Community Choices members and families to their home for their annual pool party. There was a great turnout, and it was the perfect event for a hot and humid day. This party is a great example of the power of our cooperative and what can occur when a group of caring and like-minded people come together to connect. We all had something to contribute. Joan and her family kindly offered up their home as a venue and meeting place. Others brought food, drinks, stories, experiences and companionship. All these things came together to make a terrific party and wonderful afternoon. These kind of get-togethers are great reminders that we all have something to offer and something to gain from each other. Thanks again to the Gorsuch family for making it happen, and thanks to all the members and families who attended! 

WE BEAT THE HEAT AT INDIANA BEACH!

In July, a small group of CC members made the trek to Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Indiana.  Despite the hot and muggy weather, we had fun spending time together and riding roller coasters such as the Cornball Express, the Steel Hawg and the Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain.  There were also plenty of traditional attractions such as the Tilt-A-Whirl, Bumper Cars, and carnival games.  Sometimes even us adults need to let loose and have some fun!
THIS MONTH

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS

Thursday 8/4/16 6:00pm-8:00pm - First Thursday Dinner at Fiesta Cafe

Tuesday 8/9/16 5:00pm-7:00pm- Champaign Farmer’s Market & Dinner in Downtown Champaign

Monday 8/15/16 4:30pm-6:30pm - Crystal Lake Aquatic Center

Tuesday 8/30/16 11:30am-1pm - Lunch Club @ the Lunchtime Food Truck Rally Series at the Urbana Civic Center

**Community Choices membership and RSVPs are required to attend social events. To discuss membership or to RSVP, contact Hannah Sheets, Membership Coordinator, at hannah.communitychoices@gmail.com or 217-621-1090.






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