Being Thankful All November Long

It’s November, a time of year where people turn their focus to what they are thankful for. I think it’s safe to say that, given what 2020 has become, we are all putting a bit more thought into what or who we are giving thanks for – our families, friends, community and where we work.

At CP, we have a lot to be thankful for every day. But right now, we are truly thankful for our staff. Like many nonprofit organizations, since we reopened after Safer at Home back in May, our team has had to ebb and flow with the changes COVID brought. This is especially true with the team in our Adult Day Services program in Green Bay, Fox Cities and Lakeshore, where so much of the day is spent interacting with clients in classes, helping with personal cares and transfers, and just overall daily interaction.

Classes got smaller, masks and PPE became a priority and our team needed to find a way to adapt programming so that it was still effective to help clients gain skills to meet their personal goals.

We had to separate clients and instructors into “pods” to help mitigate the risk of exposure, which means social interaction hasn’t been what we are used to.

But through it all and despite the ups, downs and challenges, our team has come through big. In an ever changing environment, our ADS team has been doing what they can to bring some normalcy back to CP and to their clients through new class projects and adaptive activities to keep everyone socially distanced. Not to mention that for some clients, just seeing the friendly face of their instructor is really all they need. For that, CP is truly thankful.

All through November we’ll be highlighting our ADS team on CP’s Instagram page and giving you a glimpse into what our staff does… and maybe a little bit about who they are. It’s kind of like a takeover – and with this group, you just never know what is going to happen.

You’ll meet Ted, Tiffany and Whitney later this month, but we kick it all off with Jenna, a Core Program Supervisor. She’s awesome with the clients, caring, can make a mean salsa and, apparently, has a lot of shoes (we’ll get to the bottom of that later).

And if you follow us through the month and think that CP would be an awesome place to work, feel free to drop us an application and we’ll take it from there. We’d love to hear from you.


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