Homes for the Holiday Housewalk – Saturday, Nov. 17th

Tour beautifully decorated homes in the Elkhorn area from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each.  When you have finished the tour, stop by Advia Credit Union at 837 N. Wisconsin Street in Elkhorn  for homemade refreshments, friendship and for a chance to win one of their holiday gift baskets!  The event is sponsored by the Elkhorn Area Women’s Club and proceeds benefit VIP Services.  Tickets are available at VIP Services, Advia Credit Union, Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, Perkup, Matheson Memorial Library and from any Elkhorn Area Women’s Club member.  We hope you can join us for this lovely annual tradition!

 

 

Holiday Homes of Elkhorn are located at:

W2888 Loveland—home of Laurie Kyle

W4144 County NN—home of Karen Gonzales

1119 Lark Dale Lane—home of Kati Hansen

209 N. Washington Street—home of Sue Zimmerman

837 N. Wisconsin Street—end of tour gathering at Advia Credit Union

 

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November 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in November?  Check it out!  Or, for the PDF version:  November 2018 Lunch Calendar.

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October 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in October?  Or, click here for the PDF.

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Stir It Up 2018!

The 4th Annual Stir It Up, a Walworth County-wide fundraiser, is Sunday, November 4 from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School.  

This year’s event benefits: VIP Services, New Beginnings – Domestic Violence Shelter Build for Walworth County, Lakeland Animal Shelter and area high school music programs.

Musical performances by Big Foot High School Jazz Band along with Elkhorn Area High School Jazz Band and Chorus.

Tickets prices:

$10 for Youth (ages 7 – 17)

$25 for General Admission

$50 for Preferred Seating (includes preferred front row seating, preferred parking and table service)

Event tickets are on sale at Advia Credit Unions (Elkhorn and Silver Lake branches), Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, Elkhorn Library, First National Bank and Trust (Walworth County branches), Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly (Lake Geneva and Delavan stores) and VIP’s front desk.

Or to purchase your tickets on-line:  click here!

For more information or a list of participating restaurants, go to: www.stiritupwalco.com.

The event is hosted by VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn.

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Rec Connect: Fall programs and activity guide

Registration is NOW OPEN for fall programs!  Rec Connect is our new Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities. This program will collaborate with existing organizations, programs and entities and will develop additional options consistent with consumer needs and interests.

FALL PROGRAMS – Click here for the Fall Activity Guide

  1. Sports of Sorts program (7 classes) on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The dates are September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, November 7 and November 14.  There will not be a class offered on October 31st.  Cost is $35 for 7 classes.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  2. Water Aerobics program (5 classes) on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The dates are: September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25.  Cost is $55 for 5 classes.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  3. Social Voyagers program (4 outings) on Fridays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The dates are September 28, October 12, November 9 and November 16.  Outings include rock climbing, attending a high school football game, board games and much more!  Cost is $55 for 4 outings.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  4. Crafters Club (5 classes) on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The dates are: September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20 and October 27.  Cost is $40 for 5 classes. To register or for more info – Click here!
  5. Monster Masquerade Dance on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, cost is $5.  To register or for more info: Click here! 

Registrations are also accepted via mail, include registration form and payment method. 

To register by phone or for more information, contact Tara Scott, Recreation Specialist at 262-723-4043 ext. 138

or via e-mail: tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

 

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VIP Voice Summer 2018 Newsletter

Join the fun!  Check out the latest edition of the VIP Voice Summer 2018 Newsletter.

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September 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in September?  Or, click here for the PDF.

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August 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in August?  Check it out or go to a PDF version:  August 2018 Lunch Calendar

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July 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in July?  Check it out or go to a PDF version:  July 2018 – Lunch Calendar – click here!

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VIP Receives Partners with Business Award

For a PDF, go to:  VIP Services Receives Partners with Business Award from BPDD

WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Announces Partners with Business Awards

(Madison) — The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) has announced seven awards statewide to school districts and services providers designed so they can help local businesses hire and support workers with significant disabilities.  The “Partners with Business” initiative was signed into law this spring and is based on a successful, cost-effective strategy from BPDD’s Let’s Get to Work youth employment project that shows businesses how co-workers can provide supports to employees with disabilities on the job.

Congratulations to VIP Services Inc., located in Elkhorn. Here is why they’re interested in the PWB model.

VIP Services, Inc. believes the PWB model will be beneficial because “the efficiency of having on-site, co-worker involvement will lead to better employment outcomes.”

 Partners with Business supports workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be successful on the job by using a combination of natural and formal supports, both of which are provided by the employer.  Using the Partners with Business approach, a school or vocational service agency works with an employer to provide initial job training for a worker with disabilities and develops on-the-job supports through co-workers.  Once co-worker supports have been developed and job training is complete, the employer may receive funds from the long-term care system (i.e. Family Care, IRIS, Partnership) or other sources to designate co-worker(s), instead of agency-provided job coaches, to provide necessary ongoing supports.

“The Partners with Business approach has shown success reducing the need for outside job coaches and has demonstrated increased numbers of hours worked per week by employees,” said Beth Swedeen, BPDD Executive Director.  “Overall, workers supported through Partners with Business have needed fewer public supports to get and keep their jobs. It’s a win-win employment strategy for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.”

These mini-grants are part of the 2017 Wisconsin Act 323, passed on April 16, 2018.  To view the statutory language, visit: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/acts/323.

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