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Thank you Select Rehabilitation

 

We would like to say thank you to  Select Rehabilitation and The Papillion Manor for your generous donation, and for supporting our mission: to help individuals optimize independence and quality of life.

The new issue of Optimize Independence is available!

In this issue, learn about the new Long-Term Care Navigator service and about our expansion and what it means for HELP Adult Services!

To see the newest issue and past issues, go to http://www.helpadultservices.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/ .

 

Q2 2016

Long-Term Care Navigation now in full swing.

We are excited to announce that our new program Long-Term Care Navigation is now in full swing.

When it comes to making a decision about Long-Term Care for you or a loved one you may have questions such as:

  • Who can I trust?
  • How do I decide?
  • Will they be able to meet my needs?

We now have a Family-Care Specialist that will help you answer these questions and make a non-biased informed decision based on your needs and financial ability. Please click here  for more information.

All PostsdanDan Haynes. Family-Care Specialist.

New Office, Family Consultation Room, and Conference Room

The renovation is wrapping up! Check out HELP’s new office, family consultation room, and conference room.

The family consultation room is used for our new Long-Term Care Navigator service. For more information on the Long-Term Care Navigator service, contact Daniel at 402-341-6559 x102 or Daniel@HELPAdultServices.org.

 

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New Conference Room

Family Consultation Room New Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Chasers & HELP Adult Services 4/26/16

Tomorrow night, join HELP Adult Services for Presbyterian Night at Warner Park! To get discounted tickets, enter promo code: PRSB2016

Be sure to get to the game on time to see the Executive Director of HELP Adult Services, Penny Koenig, throw out the first pitch! For more information or details, email Anthony@HELPAdultServices.org

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Thank you, Hickory Villa Assisted Living!

Thank you, Hickory Villa Assisted Living, Omaha, NE (website), for your generous donation and
for supporting our mission: to help individuals optimize independence and quality of life.

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Making Room For A New Service!

Here is a picture of where the conference room used to be. This will soon be the home of two offices for HELP Adult Services’ new Long-Term Care Navigator service.

The LTC Navigator service is a family-care support program, serving families navigating the long-term care process. Our family-care specialist provides families with much-needed direction when they are sifting through the multitude of information for long-term care options, such as independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care. All assistance is based solely on each family’s needs. HELP Adult Services does not receive any “referral fees” from long-term care facilities, thus we can maintain impartial assistance to the families.

Consider donating today to help with the expansion by going to http://www.helpadultservices.org/2016-expansion/

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Warehouse Expansion

Warehouse Expansion

We are expanding! In this picture, notice the line running down the room. The left side shows how much room we use to have, and the right side shows how much extra space HELP will be able to utilize with the expansion! More space means more room for equipment; more room for equipment means more people served; more people being served means more people with greater independence and quality of life!

Consider donating to help with the expansion today by going to http://www.helpadultservices.org/2016-expansion/

HELP Adult Services is Expanding!

PennyHammerTime HELP Adult Services is expanding its warehouse and adding two offices!
Consider donating to help with the expansion today by going to http://www.helpadultservices.org/2016-expansion/

HELP Adult Services Closed Feb. 2nd

Due to the weather, HELP Adult Services will be closed February 2nd.

Newsletter Available

Q1 2016

In this issue, there are touching testimonials from 2015 and a look at what’s ahead in 2016.

Here is a link to HELP Adult Services’ first quarter newsletter for 2016: http://www.helpadultservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Jan2016.pdf

For previous newsletters, go to http://www.helpadultservices.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

A Note We Received

It reads: I cannot begin to thank you enough for this wonderful service. My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea. A friend of ours told us about your place that had helped her so much after knee replacement surgery. What a blessing you are! My husband has said many times that HELP saved his life with a CPap machine. Thank you so very much for having this service available!

#GivingTuesday is Today!

Let’s Celebrate Generosity Today!

Click GIVE to donate today!

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1 Week Away!

#GivingTuesday

1 week until #GivingTuesday!

On December 1st, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. It is a day to celebrate generosity and to give.

If the hashtag in the title doesn’t give it away, a big part of #GivingTuesday is social media.

When donating money or time, the point is to boast: be proud of your selfless actions by sharing your giving story on social media. So be on the look out for #GivingTuesday, #unselfie, and #MyGivingStory. There are many examples online showing different ways to celebrate giving.

This year, HELP Adult Services asks that you participate in #GivingTuesday by donating your time or money on December 1st.

To learn how to join the celebration, contact us by sending an email to anthony@helpadultservices.org or by calling 402-341-6559 x104

Q: What do Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, & Cyber Monday have in common?

December 1stA: They are days on which you buy things.

Each year after Thanksgiving, there is an ever-present push to purchase things!

Push back this year . . .

Be part of an event that calls on you to be altruistic. December 1st is #GivingTuesday. Let me be upfront: you won’t find any door-busting specials. Instead, you’ll find yourself giving the gift of yourself or the gift of a donation, joining thousands of other people giving up their time and money for worthy causes.

#GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate generosity. When donating money or time, be proud of your selfless actions by sharing your giving story on social media. So join in by using #GivingTuesday, #unselfie, and #MyGivingStory!

To learn more about ways you can participate, go to www.givingtuesday.org or email anthony@helpadultservices.org

 

 

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Celebrate Generosity!

On December 1st, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. It is a day to celebrate generosity and to give.

If the hashtag in the title doesn’t give it away, a big part of #GivingTuesday is social media.

When donating money or time, the point is to boast: be proud of your selfless actions by sharing your giving story on social media. So be on the look out for #GivingTuesday, #unselfie, and #MyGivingStory. There are many examples online showing different ways to celebrate giving.

This year, HELP Adult Serivces asks that you participate in #GivingTuesday by donating your time or money on December 1st.

To find out more about #GivingTuesday, go to www.givingtuesday.org

 

Employee Spotlight: Jerelle

JerelleName: Jerelle
Title: Warehouse/Deliveries

How long have you been with HELP Adult Services?
I have been with HELP for 2 years now.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Omaha, NE, and I am loving it!

What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day?
My favorite thing about coming to work is seeing coworkers and customers and putting a smile on their faces.

What’s your favorite Movie/Book?
My favorite movie has got to be The Notebook. Just kidding! Casino is my favorite movie. As for favorite book, I have to say it is It by Stephen King.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is pollo asado tacos! From a food truck or a restaurant , I’ll get that.

Who is your favorite author?
Stephen King is my favorite author. But I also like Dean Koontz. Oh, and John Grisham is good too.

Would you rather…
Go skiing or snowshoeing? Snowshoeing.
Go to a comedy club or dance club? Dance club because I like to be on my feet.
Have a night out or evening in? An evening in means quality time to talk with my wife.
Choose a free trip or money?  Money doesn’t last, but with a free trip I keep the memories.
Watch sports or play sports? I like watching NFL and college football.

What does your perfect day look like?

A perfect day for me is going to work. It is perfect knowing that you have a job you can go to. Having the job means no worries.

 

Donate Snickers and Stockings for the Incarcerated

HELP Adult Services is now accepting regular size Snickers candy bars and stocking donations for the Christmas Stockings for the Incarcerated project, which has provided stockings filled with snacks for people incarcerated in correctional facilities in Omaha and the surrounding area, including Clarinda, for over 20 years. For some of the incarcerated, these stockings are the only gift they will receive this holiday season. Last year, the project provided over 2,700 snack-filled stockings to adults and juveniles.

Fox 42 KPTM shares HELP Adult Services’ Call for Hospital Beds

Thank you to Fox 42 KPTM for helping to limit the wait list on hospital beds. For the story, click here, or go to http://www.fox42kptm.com/story/29751733/help-adult-services-low-on-hospital-beds-due-to-high-demand

Employee Spotlight: Respite Program Manager

Daniel Haynes


Name
: Daniel L. Haynes
Title: Respite Program Manager

How long have you been with HELP Adult Services?
A little over 9 months

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Omaha except for a four-year stint in St. Louis (1983-1987)

What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day?
My favorite thing about coming to work is the opportunity to help someone I haven’t met yet.

What do you enjoy most about your days at HELP Adult Services?
I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know the HELP Team.

What’s your favorite Movie/Book?
My favorite book that has been made into a movie is “To Kill A Mockingbird” and my favorite movie that has been made into a book is “STAR WARS”

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is wings…or steak…hamburgers…meat!

Who is your favorite author?
C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien

Would you rather…
Go skiing or snowshoeing? I’d rather stay out of the snow than do anything in it.
Go to a comedy club or dance club? Comedy club
Have a night out or evening in? a night out
Choose a free trip or money?  I would most certainly take the money unless it was an all-expenses paid trip to Scotland or Japan.
Watch sports or play sports? Play sports

What does your perfect day look like?
My perfect day starts at 7:00am with kids and coffee and cartoons while my wife sleeps in.   Our breakfast would consist of bacon, eggs, French toast, and fruit.  Then my family and I head out into Grand Teton National park where we spend the day trying to outrun a frustratingly determined grizzly bear.  Then we would return to our cabin in the evening (un-mauled) where we would cuddle up by the fire and tell stories until one by one we fell asleep.

 

New Delivery Van!!!

New Delivery Van

Thank you to everyone who contributed to or raised awareness for the desperately needed new delivery van! We could not have done it without the generous support from the community. Thank you!!!

OmahaGives!

Let's Gives Together with Date

Today is Omaha’s Favorite Charitable Holiday!

To donate, click here.

As you make your decision on which Omaha-based nonprofits to donate to, we hope you consider HELP Adult Services. HELP Adult Services has low administration costs which means that more money goes directly into the programs! More money going directly into the programs means that HELP Adult Services can keep prices low on medical equipment and for providing trained volunteers to give respite to family caregivers.

InCredible Couch Change Challenge

Do you want to raise money for a good cause? Do you want to do you want to raise the money with your friends and on your own time?

The InCredible Couch Change Challenge is for you!

The idea is simple. Get your friends together. Pool all of the change found in your couches, purses, and pockets. Take a picture of everyone. Send the picture to anthony@helpadultservices.org and donate. The last step is to challenge 2 people or organizations to take the InCredible Couch Change Challenge.

The InCredible Couch Change Challenge is a fun and easy way to make a big impact.

For more information, go to www.helpadultservices.org/couch-change/ or email anthony@helpadultservices.org

 

Here is the HELP Adult Services’ staff posing next to their couch change:

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Omaha Health Expo 2015

Thank you to everyone who went to the Omaha Health Expo and stopped at the HELP Adult Services’ booth. It was a great opportunity to introduce HELP Adult Services to people unfamiliar with our programs.

Also, thank you to everyone who stopped at the HELP booth to share with the staff how much the programs helped them personally.

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Cody explains all of the programs that HELP Adult Services provides to the community.

 

 

 

New Vision Statement

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HELP Adult Services’ Board of Directors has voted on a new Vision Statement: A world where people continue to live independent, quality lives.

The Mission Statement still is to help individuals optimize independence and quality of life.

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The Great Truck Drive

Help us HELP others!

To service the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, HELP Adult Services relies on a truck to deliver, set up, and service medical equipment. The current delivery truck is too unreliable to keep up with increasing demand. HELP Adult Services is seeking contributions to purchase a safe and reliable Cargo Van to meet the growth of requests.

From today until March 31st, HELP Adult Services is fundraising for a Cargo Van to reliably deliver needed health and medical equipment. Donate and follow our progress by going to www.helpadultservices.org/cargo-van/

 To Donate or Pledge Click Here

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Respite Events & Training Calendar

Keep checking the Respite Events & Training Calendar for more activities!

 

Monday January 19th

2:00 PM Orientation (1.5-hour course)

 

Wednesday January 21st

9:00 AM First Aid & CPR  (5-hour course)

3:00 PM Abuse & Neglect  (1-hour course)

 

Thursday January 22nd

10:00 AM Conversations With Al  (2-hour course)

1:00 PM Compassion Fatigue  (2-hour course)

 

Friday January 23rd

10:00 AM Supports-Fall Prevention  (2-hour course)

 

For more information about Respite events & training, contact:

Daniel L. Haynes
Respite Program Manager
HELP Adult Services
1941 So. 42nd St. Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 341-6559 ex 102-Office
(402) 341-7073-Fax

See our Executive Director, Penny Koenig, on T.V.

HELP Adult Services’ Executive Director, Penny Koenig, was on KETV. See Penny publicize the 5th Annual Caregiver of the Year Event, which recognizes the selfless service of our local caregivers, and she shares a few snippets from the stories of this year’s caregivers.

 

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In case you missed it, here is KETV’s segment with Penny:

http://www.ketv.com/news/help-adult-services-joins-ketv-in-the-studio/29213658

Snickers for Christmas Stockings

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After such a wonderfully successful Snickers drive last year, we’ve decided to do it again! From now until November 24th, HELP Adult Services is accepting Snickers candy bars as donations for our Christmas Stockings for the Incarcerated program. The program provides Christmas stockings filled with goodies to 3,000 incarcerated adults and youth residing in 11 southwestern Iowa and eastern Nebraska correctional facilities. For some of the recipients, it’s the only gift they will receive this holiday season.

Here is what a couple satisfied Snickers snackers had to say:

“For 12 years I’ve received the stockings you all made and filled here, and I’m writing to say thanks! All the guys here appreciate and look forward every year to the stockings. It brightens up everyone’s day that you’ve made the filled stockings a tradition for us prisoners.”

“It’s a blessing to know that there are people out there that care about us. Your gift was highly appreciated. A lot of us here are not blessed to have family and friends here to help us during the holidays. God Bless You!”

While you’re making your candy purchases this fall for Trick-or-Treaters or a festive Snickers salad, pick up a few extra Snickers and bring them into HELP Adult Services.

In addition to dropping your Snickers off at HELP Adult Services, many local churches and groups are participating in Snickers Sunday. On Sunday, either October 12th or October 19th, you can donate your Snickers candy bar at any participating church or group. If your church or group does not know about Snickers Sunday, put them in contact with HELP Adult Services, and we can get them in the know.

1.86 oz Snickers bar for the incarcerated

1.86 oz Snickers candy bar for the incarcerated

For the sake of consistency, we’re looking for the “Regular” size 1.86 ounce size only.

You can drop off your Snickers any time before November 24th at HELP Adult Services on the second level of the Center Mall located on Center & 42nd St. Call 402-341-6559 x100 or email anthony@helpadultservices.org for more information or questions.

 

Nominate a Caregiver Today!

caregiver picDo you know a caregiver that deserves some recognition for all that they do for a loved one?

HELP Adult Services is hosting the 5th Annual Caregiver of the Year Recognition Event, and we need your help to find the caregivers in our community!

The 5th Annual Caregiver of the Year is on October 28th. The first 20 nominees, along with their family and friends, will be invited to a free evening of entertainment at the Scott Conference Center.

This is the fifth year of this spectacular event where caregivers of adults with chronic care needs are honored for the selfless and loving care they give daily. The event is filled with entertainment, refreshments, wine and a program that recognizes the value these individuals bring to their families.

Get your nominations in by September 27th!
Click here to fill out the 2014 Caregiver of the Year Nomination Form

 

Calling All Quilters and Sewing B’s…

quilters postHELP Adult Services recognizes family caregivers in October at the annual Caregiver of the Year event. Part of this special evening is that we give the caregiver a homemade lap quilt. Every person who receives this unique gift is in awe that someone took the time to make him/her a quilt.

Will you help us make a family caregiver feel special by making a lap quilt?

We honor between 20 and 25 caregivers. The honored caregivers are both men and women. The lap quilts can be made in any design that would appeal to adults – no nursery or child designs.

The size is 42” x 42”.

Quilts can be delivered to HELP Adult Services anytime between now and September 30th.

 

Call Penny with any questions (402-341-6559 x105).

Introducing Telephone Friend Connect

Friend-Connect-logoThe Friend Connect Program supports a person’s decision to remain independent in their home through telephone reassurance.This program helps participants combat loneliness, depression and anxiety that often develops when homebound adults have limited resources, access to services and social networks for support. Trained volunteers contact program participants weekly via the telephone.

If you would like to volunteer or be a participant, please contact our Respite Program Manager, 402-341-6559, ext. 102, to learn more about our Friend Connect Program.

5th Annual Caregiver of the Year Event: Now Accepting Nominations

Caegiver-of-the-yearWe are now accepting nominations of caregivers to recognize at our upcoming 5th Annual Caregiver of the Year on October 28th. The first 20 nominees, along with their family and friends, will be invited to a free evening of entertainment at the Scott Conference Center.

This is the fifth year of this spectacular event where caregivers of adults with chronic care needs are honored for the selfless and loving care they give daily. The event is filled with entertainment, refreshments, wine and a program that recognizes the value these individuals bring to their families.

 

Consider nominating a caregiver today.

The details:

  • Nominations accepted June 15th – September 27th
  • Only the first 20 nominations will be invited to this year’s event – so don’t delay!
  • Nominations and the event are free
  • Caregivers who are nominated must be uncompensated – no professional/paid caregivers
  • Complete a Recognition Form (be sure to write a narrative answering the questions on the form)

Click here to complete the Csregiver of the Year Recognition Form

 

 

Amazon Smile

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Support HELP Adult Services while you shop! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to HELP Adult Services. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3412688

 

Caring for the Caregiver

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Over 50 million people provide care for chronically ill, disabled or aged family members during any given year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Seventeen percent of family caregivers provide 40 hours or more of care a week, according to a study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (Caring Today, 2014, http://www.caringtoday.com/arrange-respite-care/benefits-of-respite)

 

Respite is necessary for the health and well-being of these caregivers.  Here at HELP Adult Services we offer a volunteer-based program that provides valuable respite for caregivers.  If you or someone you know are in need of respite or you would like to volunteer for our program, please contact us at 402-341-6559, ext. 102.

Thank You!

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of our donors during Omaha Gives!10341471_771805169516368_6050362291571602222_n

Extended Hours

EXTENDED HOURSWe have extended our Monday hours!

By making an appointment, Monday 5-6pm is also available. Regular Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.

Omaha Gives!: Support us on May 21st

OG FB PicOn May 21st, from midnight to midnight visit http://www.omahagives24.org/#npo/help-adult-services to help individuals remain independent in their homes by making a donation of $10 or more in the Omaha Gives! – a 24 hour charitable challenge.

The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the match pool we will receive. The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prize money.

Be an advocate; share your experience of donating on your social media and with friends & family!

Proud to be a part of Omaha Gives! 2014

omaha-gives-fb-coverHELP Adult Services is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives! – a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 21st from midnight to midnight. Mark your calendars because we will need your help! We will be joining over 550 local nonprofits in raising support and competing for matching funds and prize money.

The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the match pool we will receive. The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prize money.

Omaha Gives! is a one day event led by the Omaha Community Foundation to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits through online fundraising. It is a community-wide event to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Learn more at OMAHAGIVES24.ORG.

How can you help HELP Adult Services during Omaha Gives!?

• Donate to us on May 21st!

• Spread the word! Tell your friends that you will be giving to HELP Adult Services during Omaha Gives! on May 21st and you need their help.

• Post about Omaha Gives! on your social media pages. Let your friends and followers know how they can give and how their donations can help us win matching and prize funds. #OmahaGives

• Cheer us on! On May 21st, watch the leaderboard on Omahagives24.org and update our progress on social media.

• Save the date. May 21st, 2014 will be a great day of generosity in Omaha. Get excited and ready to share your enthusiasm for HELP Adult Services throughout the day.

Thank you for your ongoing support of HELP Adult Services. We can’t wait to see the Omaha community band together to give.

 

Countdown to Giving Day!

 

We’re almost there! Omaha’s second annual Omaha Gives! is set for May 21st.

On May 21st, you have 24 hours to support your favorite nonprofit (HELP Adult Services) by making a donation of $10 or more. To make your gifts go further, Omaha Community Foundation has secured matching funds to be given to participating nonprofits!

Anyone can donate — the starting donation is only $10. And, just like last year, we will do our best job drumming up support to win prizes and matching grants.

Now’s the time to rally your circles, and to get ready to give. Let’s show off just how generous our community can be!

Korean War Honor Flight

HELP Adult Services is thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s Korean War Honor Flight, on March 25th 2014. Korean War Veterans WC (1)

On June 25th of 1950 the Korean War began after some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean people’s army poured across the 38th parallel.
“If the best minds in the world had set out to find us the worst possible location in the world to fight this damnable war,” U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson (1893-1971) once said, “the unanimous choice would have been Korea.”

Almost 40,000 Americans lost their lives and over 100,000 were wounded, the rate of civilian casualties was higher than both World War II’s and Vietnam’s.  The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the Korean War Veterans WC (3)U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

Unfortunately, many veterans who had served and are commemorated on the Korean War Veterans Memorial have never seen the memorial first hand due to health or financial reasons.

In 2005, the Honor Flight Network was established. Their mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.

On March 25th, 2014 the Honor Flight Network will be boarding hundreds of veterans here in Nebraska and flying them out to the memorial in Washington D.C.  We, at HELP Adult Services, recognize the demand for the services provided by the Honor Flight Network and will be contributing to the event by donating wheelchairs and walkers, ensuring the veterans have a safe trip. Stay tuned for updates on the success of this event…

 

Source:                          http://www.history.com/topics/korean-war;
http://www.koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/memorial?from=national;                          http://www.omaha.com/article/20131108/NEWS/131108724/1694#d-c-trip-for-korean-war-vets-gets-additional-200k-donation

 

Employee Spotlight: HELP Program Manager

Cody Hergenroder Employee spotlightIntroducing HELP Program Manager, Cody Hergenroder

Thanks for all that you do Cody, for our organization and our community! And here are some other fun facts about Cody!

Name: Cody Hergenroder
Title: Program Manager

How long have you been with HELP Adult Services? I have worked for HELP Adult Services for 3 years now.

Where did you grow up? Born and raised here in Omaha, NE.

What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day? My co-workers make coming to work a joy.  It is great to work with people who are as motivated and enthusiastic about their job as you  are.

What do you enjoy most about your days at HELP Adult Services? The most enjoyable aspect of my days here at HELP Adult Services is seeing the direct impact our programs have had on the lives of so many different families.

What’s your favorite Movie/Book? My favorite movie would have to be “Eldorado” starring John Wayne. I have always been a fan of old western films.

What’s your favorite food? My favorite meal would be Chicken Parmesan.

Would you rather…
Go skiing or snowshoeing? Skiing
Go to a comedy club or dance club? Dance club
Have a night out or evening in? Evening in
Choose a free trip or money?  Money
Watch sports or play sports? Play Sports

Who is your favorite author? S.E. Hinton, she wrote the “Outsiders” novel.

What does your perfect day look like? Sitting on a lakes edge with my fishing line cast accompanied by family and friends.

Husker Autograph Session- Don’t Miss Out!

Picture5Autograph Session with Minnesota Vikings; Chuck Foreman 44 and Husker Greats; Chuck Foreman, Jay Foreman, Tony Ortiz, Tony Veland, Ron Kellogg III, Willie Miller, and more!

Autograph Session Tickets for $20 available Now!

Call 402-341-6559×100

or Stop by; HELP Adult Services, 1941 S. 42nd St. Suite 200 Omaha, NE 6810 (2nd Level Center Mall)

VIP Status to the FIRST 100 Ticket Sales!
Get yours Today!

Spring Volunteer Fair

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HELP Adult Services Program Managers; Chelsea Jones & Cody Hergenroder spent the morning at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Spring Volunteer Fair where they discussed possible volunteer opportunities with students that attended the fair!
HELP Adult Services has enjoyed a great partnership with many UNO students and is looking to continue working with more students that are looking to make their community better!

Employee Spotlight: Respite Program Manager

Introducing HELP Respite Program Manager, Chelsea JonesChelsea Employee Spotlight Picture
Chelsea has worked with us at HELP Adult Services for over 2 years, her dedication to her work and fellow teammates makes her one to follow.
Thanks for all that you do Chelsea and here are some other fun facts about our amazing Chelsea!

Name: Chelsea Jones
Title: Program Manager

How long have you been with HELP Adult Services? Two years today!
Where did you grow up? The Village of Murray, Nebraska. Population: 400…
What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day? My favorite part of coming to work is the people that I get to spend my day with.

What do you enjoy most about your days at HELP Adult Services? Knowing that I can make a positive difference in someone’s life.
What’s your favorite Movie/Book? That is a loaded question. If I had to choose, my favorite book would probably be Persuasion by Jane Austen. The heroine makes a mistake of turning down a proposal when she is young because her beau is not of the same social class. Fast forward ten or so years, she sees the error of her ways, the beau shows up possibly engaged to a relative of hers, seemingly unrequited love…I will keep the end a secret. Just read it! ;)

My favorite movie for the time being is a tie between Tangled and Frozen.

What’s your favorite food? My favorite food is food in general. I love to eat, but if I had to choose, pizza.

Would you rather…
Go skiing or snowshoeing? Snowshoeing
Go to a comedy club or dance club? Dance club
Have a night out or evening in? Evening in
Choose a free trip or money?  Free trip
Watch sports or play sports? Both, especially soccer. ;)
Who is your favorite author? Jane Austen
What is your favorite book? Persuasion. But I just started reading the Percy Jackson series, and those are definitely in my top 10.
What is your biggest success up until now? Giving my life to Christ and trying to live my life how God wants me to.
What does your perfect day look like? My perfect day would include Starbucks, my Bible, an Arsenal game, cheeseburgers for lunch, friends, some kind of baking, and soccer at the park, steak and a baked potato for dinner, Doctor Who, and ice cream.

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MLK Day of Service

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Make it a Day on; Not a Day Off!

HELP Adult Services and students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha worked together on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service. The volunteers that gave of their time and energy worked toward refurbishing equipment that others can now use that are in need. HELP Adult Services and the University of Nebraska at Omaha were just one project with thousands that occurred on this day across the country.

To find out more about MLK Day of Service, visit www.mlkday.gov

“Life’s most peristent and urgent question is; What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Mark Your Calendar

upcoming 2
MAY
Wednesday, 21st: Omaha Gives!
Monday, 26th: Memorial Day [Office Closed]

JUNE—

JULY—
Friday, 4th: Independence Day [Office Closed]

8th Annual Board Retreat

January 14th was the 8th Annual Board Retreat where Lukas Partners facilitated the time. This retreat focused on sustainability and strategic planning for our HELP Adult Services for the next 3 years. There was much excitment towards all that HELP Adult Services could be doing to better serve our community!

Thanks to Joan Lukas & Tom Crowley and all of the Board members in attendance.

Employee Spotlight: HELP Program Assistant

antoine-green-employee-spotlightCongrats to HELP Program Assistant Antoine Green for being our first Employee Spotlight. Antoine’s dedication to his work and fellow teammates make him one to follow.
Thanks for all that you do Antoine, and here are some other fun facts about him!

Name:  Antoine Green
Title: HELP Program Assistant

How long have you been with HELP Adult Services? 1 year, 6 months, and 3 days

Where did you grow up?
Omaha, NE.

What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day? Putting a smile on a customer’s face, seriously I don’t know why I just like putting a smile on people’s faces.

What do you enjoy most about your days at HELP Adult Services? My awesome coworkers, no joke I can’t say that about all my jobs, but this one I can.

What’s your favorite Movie/Book? Man of Steel, I love the action and like seeing my favorite comic hero on a different level.

What’s your favorite food?  Pepperoni Pizza from Pizza Hut

Who is your favorite author? Steve Harvey, his inspirational self-help stuff, a lot of people don’t know that he does more than comedy.

What is your favorite book? The Bible.

What is your biggest success up until now? Being able to be in my kid’s lives. It’s not something that every parent does, it’s an accomplishment.

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