Its All Fine – Ravenna

Its All Fine – Ravenna

 We are pleased to announce that Its All Fine in Ravenna is now accepting items on consignment.  See details in the following article by Patty Arnold of the Portage News:  http://portagenews.net/2014/09/08/give-and-receive-when-you-consign-with-its-all-fine/

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“Gleaning From Your Spring Cleaning at Its All Fine”

“Gleaning From Your Spring Cleaning at Its All Fine”

Patty Arnold, of the Portage News, spent some time at Its All Fine in Ravenna and with the individuals who work there – her observations were documented in this article:

http://portagenews.net/2014/05/05/gleaning-from-your-spring-cleaning-at-its-all-fine/ .

 

Thank you Patty for another fine article, we appreciate your interest in our programs.  If any of our readers have questions about either of our stores please contact us at (330)392-6006 and ask for Winnie  or visit our website at www.itsallfine.com  .

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A Firsthand Encounter with a Secondhand Secret

A Firsthand Encounter with a Secondhand Secret

Vintage topThis article was posted in the Portage News – a wonderful online newspaper for Portage and surrounding areas – click on the headline below to read the content.

A Firsthand Encounter with a Secondhand Secret!

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Recreation Center offers Social Opportunities

Recreation Center offers Social Opportunities

 

 

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Published on June 11, 2013 | by Patty Arnold

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Leeda Northeast Offers Quality Recreation Opportunities For Everyone!

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Did you know?

It is estimated that about 4.6 million to 7.7 million people are affected with developmental disabilities? Exact figures are hard to collect, but one thing is for sure – there are millions of people affected, and individuals generally need special supports that are of lifelong or extended duration. These supports ideally should be individually planned and coordinated to help with learning, mobility, self-care, self-direction, and capacity for independent living.

What is a ‘developmental disability’?

According to the Developmental Disabilities Act, the term ‘developmental disability’ means a severe, chronic disability of an individual 5 years of age or older that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments and is likely to continue indefinitely.

Leeda Northeast in Portage, Trumbull, and several other counties, works to ”expand opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to pursue their hopes and dreams and to establish valued relationships in our communities.” They do this by offering training programs in both Portage and Trumbull County where those with DD can learn important life and work skills in a compassionate and caring environment. They also provide a place where these same individuals can be employed at their It’s All Fineconsignment shops located in both Warren and Ravenna.

Recognizing and catering to the need for recreational activities has always been important to Leeda, and they began 2013 excited about the opening of a new facility in Warren. Megan Sweeney, who is program coordinator at the Trumbull location, (and who is full of enthusiasm, I might add!) has been enjoying the fun as she schedules events.

“It is equipped with Wii on a large screen TV, foosball, air hockey, ping-pong and pool tables. It is a place where people can come to hang out, have fun and meet new people. We also offer event nights such as a cooking class, dance class, game nights, and more. These events are open to all!” Check their event calendar for a list of current happenings.

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Leeda is currently hiring staff for their residential settings in Portage and Trumbull locations.

“Every individual that we assist and train deserves impressive service each and every day by every single employee. We depend on our employees to always be courteous, friendly and efficient toward the individuals we serve.”

Does this describe you? If so, find applications on the website by clicking HERE then click on employment in the menu bar or by visiting their Tallmadge office.

LNE Rec Center
3581 Youngstown Rd SE,
Warren, Ohio.
(330)392-6006

Leeda Northeast
4123 Tallmadge Rd
Rootstown, OH 44272
330-325-1560

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 You can also check out the Portage News website by clicking on this link:  http://portagenews.net/2013/06/11/leeda-northeast-offers-quality-recreation-opportunities-for-everyone/#

 

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Compassionate Support and Training for individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Compassionate Support and Training for individuals with Developmental Disabilities

 

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Published on June 4, 2013 | by Patty Arnold

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Leeda Northeast: Compassionate Support & Training for Developmentally Disabled Adults

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If you visit the Leeda Northeast, Inc. website, a residential and day service provider for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), one of the first things you’ll sense is the genuine compassion and care for each individual. After reading several statements including this one,

“Individuals are treated with dignity and courtesy at all times. They are encouraged to participate in making decisions about their day to day activities at all times. Boundaries are respected, optimal independence is encouraged and teamwork is the order of the day,”

it was so refreshing and positive, I was prompted to call and find out more!

I was directed to Megan Sweeney, who is program coordinator at the Trumbull location and in charge of recreational activities for their new Warren recreational center. Two seconds on the phone, and it was evident just how much she loves her work! Though the rec facility is still under some construction, she was delighted to share photos and explain a bit more about both the Portage and Warren programs. “We provide services in Trumbull, Portage, Ashtabula and Mahoning counties. The main goals of our day program in Portage County are to promote independence and community integration while learning important skills necessary for community employment. We offer habilitation and vocational training, as well as training in daily living skills. We opened a consignment and gift store in Warren, as well as a storefront in downtown Ravenna called It’s All Fine. Here the individuals of the program are able to use the training they received in a retail setting.”

Leeda has been providing services for 15 years with an original focus on residential living so those with DD can avoid living in nursing homes or institutions. In 2007, they opened a day program for adults as well so they could train individuals and provide them with community employment opportunities. It has since grown into a very successful undertaking for both programs.

Leeda is currently hiring staff for their residential setting in Portage.

“Every individual that we assist and train deserves impressive service each and every day by every single employee. We depend on our employees to always be courteous, friendly and efficient toward the individuals we serve.”

Does this describe you? If so, find applications on the website HERE or by visiting their office at 4123 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown, Ohio 44272

Here’s a glimpse into life at Leeda’s day program! If you find yourself wanting to know more, give them a call at (330) 392-6006.

Visit: http://portagenews.net/2013/06/04/leeda-northeast-compassionate-support-training-for-developmentally-disabled-adults/#  for more information and photos.

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Rec Center Social Nights

Rec Center Social Nights

Every other Friday of each month,  from 6 pm until 8 pm,  we will be open  for time to socialize, play games and have fun.  Enjoy Wii games on a large screen TV, pool table , foosball, air hockey, ping pong, and our new Karaoke machine.   Sometimes we will also have a DJ so that people who are interested can dance.  Admission is free however refreshments are:  50 cents for drinks and $1 for snacks.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the space, games, and each other’s company.  This is an opportunity for people to make new friends and keep in contact with people they are not able to see on a regular basis.  Everyone is welcome, people do not have to receive services from Leeda Northeast to participate.  We attempt to work around the activities offered through Fairhaven Fridays so folks have choices throughout the month.   We will be expanding opportunities over the next few months so if you have any suggestions please send them to us or call.  We are offering cooking classes along with dance classes and will be adding a craft night soon.   We hope to see you there.

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