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Introducing RAILS - - A Summer Program for Transition-Age Youth

RAILS is a four-week summer course for youth ages 16 -24. It covers a wide range of topics that are important for a smooth ride into adulthood. RAILS is presented by people with disabilities for people with disabilities in a flexible learning environment. We welcome participants' use of technology and personal care workers during the sessions.

Topics covered include:  advocacy; disability history and the fight for equal rights; professional communication at work; conflict management and appropriate language; work and internet etiquette; assistive technology and how to use it at work; budgeting, credit, and banking; financial literacy, moving out on your own; relationships and appropriate boundaries; friendships and romantic partners; nutrition and physical activity; self-determination and setting good goals, and much more.

RAILS sessions run from July 10 through August 3, Monday through Thursday. There is a fee for the sessions. For funding options or If you have questions, contact Pauline at (262) 637-9128. For more information about RAILS in our Elkhorn office, click here. For more information about RAILS in our Racine office and Kenosha location, click here.

Society's Assets Featured in Kenosha News Community Connection

Society's Assets is featured in the Kenosha News Community Connection column.

Society's Assets has a long history of promoting independent living in the communities of southeastern Wisconsin, dating back to 1974.

Click here for the summary that recently ran in the Kenosha News and find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society's Assets Hosts Family and Caregiver Education Program about Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Learning more about dementia and Alzheimer's disease can help.

Do you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer's disease? If you would like to know more about the disease and what to expect, attend the presentation by Vikki Mertins, RN at Society's Assets on Tuesday, September 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.Vikki has been working in the nursing field for 39 years. She will cover these topics.

  • Types of dementia, symptoms and risk
  • Behaviors associated with dementia
  • Communication tips and de-escalation techniques
  • Physical and emotional safety techniques
  • Caregiver burnout

There will also be time for questions and answers. Cost to attend is $25 and registration is required. To register, go to eventbrite.com and click on browse events or contact Pam Petersen at Society's Assets (262) 637-9128 or ppetersen@societysassets.org

VIKKI MERTINS, RN

Vikki Mertins helps caregivers learn about dementia.