Thoughts from the Executive Director

 

Linda1

Happy Spring! 

As we get closer to being able to get outside and appreciate the fresh air, I thought it would be a great time to focus on something important.

Bear Creek Service’s 3rd value statement: 

We value the physical, mental, and emotional health and WELL-BEING of each individual. 

When the Board of Directors and staff members agreed to this value statement, it was emphasized that this would include everyone at Bear Creek Services:  those we support in our programs, and also the staff members who do the supporting. 

The Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) who work in our programs are the eyes and ears to the health and well-being of the people we support.  Noticing a minor change in a person’s daily mood or routine, and noting those small changes, has been instrumental in detecting health conditions that have helped us address medical needs. 

Noticing a person’s behavioral changes can also help someone maintain their mental health.  We are grateful for our DSPs skill and knowledge when detecting these important things.

Promoting good health and well-being of everyone that works for us is also important.  Last fall we sent a survey to all staff about what we can do to offer incentives to health and wellness.  A small group has been meeting to address the results of that survey. 

One of the first things that is already being offered:  Cooking classes!!!  We are in the process of planning other activities to respond to the feedback that we received. 

We thank our DSP’s and House Supervisors for all that they do – and we need them to know that they are valued by all of us. 

Sincerely,

Linda Driessen, Executive Director

 

 

Be first to leave a comment.

Leave a comment

Name

Email

Comment

News

Holiday Gift Wish List --- 2021

25 October , 2021

Thank you for viewing the holiday wish list for Bear Creek Services! Present drop-off loca... Learn More

Meet Dawn Reichert - the new Office Manager for Bear Creek Services!

31 December , 2020

Hello everyone!I moved recently from Bangor, Wisconsin. While I was there, I worked with Gundersen Healt... Learn More

November 2020 Happenings at Bear Creek Services!

29 October , 2020

Words from Linda Driessen; Executive Director The wheelchair accessible van we recently purchased f... Learn More

Participate in the "10 Days To Make A Difference"

30 September , 2020

"10 Days To Make A Difference" with the Walk N Roll takes place from October 1st – October 10t... Learn More

Events

Walk and Roll

CLICK HERE to participate in the Walk N Roll -- now a virtual event for 2021! Walk or roll to s... Learn More

Lunch With A Purpose

Click the link for dates!

Bear Creek Services Office

You are invited! "Lunch with a Purpose" explains what Bear Creek Services does, and how the... Learn More

Wines of the World

May 13, 2022

Rochester International Event Center

Wines of the World will be an in-person event in 2022! Sponsorship Opportunities: As a fundraiser for... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

No 2020 Event

Bear Creek Services Building

2021 Update:CLICK HERE to learn about what's happening with the 2021 Cookie Classic! We are lookin... Learn More