Gone for Good: We are continuing to make daily contact with our participants through telephone calls, emails, and texts. We added a few video chats with several of our participants, which seemed to cheer everyone up being able to see one another.

Our Production Manager, Jay, did several curb side visits with our participants. He stayed in his vehicle while our participants stayed on their sidewalk. It was a unique way to do his daily check-in and another “first” for our Outreach Program.

Highlight: Our Program Coordinator, Jenny, invited one of our participants, who was having a difficult time staying inside, to our Gone for Good Garden for a few hours of much needed respite. The visit included playing word games and playing with Jenny’s new puppy, while using safe social distancing.

WineBev Services: We are contacting our participants daily as we work to create different ways of communicating based on needs, skills, and access to technology. At this point, we simply ask how they are doing, what they are doing, and if there is any support that we can provide. WineBev Services, like our other programs, has divided up all our staff members and participants into outreach groups so that everyone is contacted with as much consistency as possible.

Because WineBev Services is part of the wine industry’s essential services, we are doing our best to ship product that was assembled by our participants to our customers. This is happening every day by staff members that are using best social distancing and health practices. We look forward to the day when our participants can safely work again at our facility and in the community like we have been doing all these years.

Highlight: Our President of Business Operations, Mike, delivered some toilet paper to a residential facility serving medically fragile individuals. We appreciate the many good deeds that we are seeing every day, and we will continue to do our part.

OADS: We contacted all participants, families, and residential service providers to inform them of our intent to call participants daily as part of our UCP of the North Bay Outreach Program. Those calls have also provided the opportunity to inform participants that they would be paid while we are operating remotely based upon the average wages that they were receiving previously. The news was well-received and is effective until otherwise notified.

Our Assistant Program Coordinator, Tori, has started a Facebook Group to give those staff members and participants who use social media a platform to communicate, be informed, and provide support. Tori and other staff members will eventually be hosting program activities and classes using Zoom Video Conferencing. UCP of the North Bay is in the process of developing that capability for all our programs.

Highlight: Tori held her first Zoom Meeting with two staff members and three participants. What was a “first” with our Outreach Program will eventually be welcome standard practice.

Senior Program: Our Program Leaders have been contacting each of our participants to see how they are doing. Most of our participants live in Board and Care homes and are spending time with their housemates and staff members. Recognizing that they miss the social connection that our program has to offer, our goal is to compliment what they are doing currently with activities that we can provide using Zoom Video Conferencing. We are hoping to offer activities like storytelling, arts and crafts, and bingo in as social a format as possible.

Highlight: One of our staff members, Marc, also works with one of our participants, Dannie, at his home where he lives with assistance. Dannie loves coming to our Senior Program and Marc has been able to replicate our program at his home, amazingly without the use of technology!

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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Let’s celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚
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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Lets celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚

World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: worldcpday.org/
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World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: https://worldcpday.org/
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