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LEL ENGAGE NEWSLETTER VOL 2, ISSUE 12

March 28, 2021 | Community, Engage Newsletter, Events, News

WELCOME TO REC THERAPY CORNER

Did you know that LEL offer’s Recreational Therapy services?  If you are interested in this service, please call (317) 387-1443 to find out more!   

HE said, SHE said!  A Good Life Story…..
The following is a success story about Keaton who works with one of our Rec Therapists, Wyakita Toles. Wyakita started working with Keaton in 2018.  He had very few goals established by himself, his family or his team.  Since 2018, Keaton has learned and improved appropriate social interactions with peers and strangers, improved his ability to express his emotions, increased his leisure awareness by engaging in community outings and activities with Action Club and Rec Therapy, learned how to drive, and moved into his own apartment.  With support, Keaton has been able to build a lifelong friendship with a peer he spends a lot of time with, even outside of therapy.  Keaton has become more confident over the years and has continued to mature and build skills required to be responsible and independent. Keaton budgets and balances his own finances by collecting data in a binder he bought from the dollar store. Keaton is now 24 years old and lives on the northside of Indy. Keaton states his goal for the near future would be to become his own payee. Keaton will continue to pursue his GOOD LIFE!  Way to go Keaton, your LEL family is proud of you! 

WHAT WORKS! During the pandemic, Megan Entwistle, LEL Rec Therapist, has found these activities have worked well in March. 
In the community-McAlister’s Deli, Walmart, Applebee’s, walking in neighborhoods.
Indoor/Crafts-St. Patrick’s Day crafts, The Game of Life, Uno, Yahtzee, and Baking Double Chocolate Chip cookies.
Virtual-Mad Libs, Star Wars Trivia, Shakespeare Trivia, Watching NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED THIS WEEK

LEARNING AND DISCUSSION ~ This week we had a lot of fun woven in with discussion about diversity and friendship, self-care and mental health and celebrated a day of Goofing Off.  If you would like any of the links from this week, please contact lholleman@lelhs.com.

MASTER YOUniversity!

Be a better you!!! Please contact Joe Foster to register for classes: jfoster@lelhs.com.

4/6   6pm Jeanne Eaves: Servant Leadership
4/8    6pm Cindy Carter: Stop Using the C-Word

INCLUSION WITHOUT EXPLANATION

Virtual groups for the week of March 29-April 2, 2021

Monday– Lunch with Friends ~ 11:30am (9;30am New Mexico)  lholleman@lelhs.com
Yahtzee with Randy ~ 4:30pm (2:30pm New Mexico)   lholleman@lelhs.com

TuesdayNEW GROUP ALERT!!  Spanish Club ~ 10:00am (8am New Mexico) jgoeman@lelhs.com
Hola! Learn basic Spanish and have some fun with Olga, Jubilee and Danneika.

Sign Language with Brenda and Sarah~11am (9am New Mexico) bbergman@lelhs.com

Bingo with Jessica ~ 2:30pm (12:30pm New Mexico)  jmannonphillips@lelhs.com

Dance Fit for All with Tierre ~ 4:30pm (2:30pm New Mexico)  www.cartersplayplace.com/class-registration 

Special Olympics Weekly fitness check-in ~ 6:30pm (4:30pm New Mexico  jmaddux@lelhs.com   

Wednesday– Dance the Day Away with Tammy ~ 11:00am (9am New Mexico) lholleman@lelhs.com
Join Tammy to have some fun while doing “Sweating to the Oldies” with Richard Simmons.

Dollars and Sense ~ 12pm (10am New Mexico)  lholleman@lelhs.com

30 minutes of YOGA and Health ~ 3pm (1pm New Mexico)  lholleman@lelhs.com

Pictionary~ 3:30pm (1:30pm New Mexico)   jsmith@lelhs.com 

Cup Stacking Club ~ 4:45pm (2:45pm New Mexico) www.cartersplayplace.com/class-registration

Thursday– Indy Action Club ~ 10:00am (8am New Mexico) lholleman@lelhs.com

Hip Hop Aerobics ~ 2:00pm (12pm New Mexico) bmccoy@lelhs.com  & dedmondson@lelhs.com

Exploring Grief with Kat ~ 4:30pm (2:30pm New Mexico) lholleman@lelhs.com 
This group was initiated by Kat to address grief in a healthy way!  It will be co-led by LEL staff.

Easter Jeopardy ~ 4:30-6pm (2:30-4pm New Mexico) jmannonphillips@lelhs.com
Back by popular demand, Jessica and Janet are hosting another special edition of jeopardy.

Friday– Move and Groove ~ 1:00pm (11am New Mexico)    lholleman@lelhs.com

If you have any questions regarding LEL’s Engage events or have an idea for a new event, please contact lholleman@lelhs.com.