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  • Feb 03, 2021

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for February 18, 2021

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, February 18, 2021, as we host our monthly virtual “Lunch and Learn” workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “Children’s Health Home” will be presented by Shayrah De Jesus Pena, Children Services Senior Care Manager at People Inc. What is a Children’s Health Home? How can it benefit children and families? What is the difference between an OPWDD Health Home and a Department of Health (DOH) Health Home? How does a child enroll? These are just some of the topics that will be addressed during this session! People Inc. will also share information about our Children’s Health Home program, how we transfer children from our Health Home to the OPWDD system and from OPWDD to the DOH Health Home. Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at 585.719.3424 or  krussi@people-inc.org  by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. You will then receive the link for the training by email.  Please share this  flyer  with others who may be interested.  

  • Dec 03, 2020

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for January 21, 2021

    Registration Deadline extended to Tuesday January 19, 2021 People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as we host our monthly virtual Lunch and Learn workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “Self-Direction” will be presented by Matt Graves, Fiscal Intermediary Representative at People Inc. What is Self-Direction? It is an OPWDD service that allows people to choose services and supports that are tailored to their wants and needs. With Self-Direction, people can create a schedule that will work for them, making each plan unique. It empowers people to design supports based on their individual strengths and needs. Self-Direction gives people more control over their funding, allowing them to choose the services that are the best fit for them. Care Coordinators are the key to all services. Join us for an overview of Self-Direction and learn how to best assist people to choose their services and enjoy as much independence as possible. Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at 585.719.3424 or  krussi@people-inc.org  by the end of the day on Monday, January 19, 2021. You will then receive the link for the training by email. Please share this flyer with others who may be interested.

  • Feb 25, 2021

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for March 18, 2021

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, March 18 , as we host our monthly virtual “Lunch and Learn” workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “Environmental Modifications (E-Mods)” will be presented by Anthony j. Rushford, project director at People Inc. Some of the discussion will focus on: What is an E-Mod? How can it benefit the people I work with? What qualifies for an E-Mod? How do you apply for an E-mod and what is the process? Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at 585.719.3424 or  krussi@people-inc.org  by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 16 . You will then receive the link for the training by email. We look forward to your questions and active participation during this workshop! Please share this flyer  with others who may be interested.

  • Apr 29, 2021

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for May 20, 2021

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on  Thursday, May 20 , as we host our monthly virtual “Lunch and Learn” workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “Employment Services” will be presented by Jamie Oswald, program director at People Inc. Some of the discussion will focus on: What employment services are available for the people you work with? Who qualifies for employment services? How do you apply for employment services and what is the process? We look forward to your questions and active participation during this workshop! Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at 585.719.3424 or  krussi@people-inc.org  by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 18. You will then receive the link for the training by email. Please share this  flyer  with others who may be interested.

  • May 10, 2022

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for May 26, 2022

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, May 26, as we host our monthly virtual “ Lunch and Learn ” workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “ Afternoon Respite Services ” will be presented by Adam Perry, program dire

  • Nov 04, 2020

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for November 19

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, November 19, 2020, as we host our monthly virtual Lunch and Learn workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The topic of “Advocacy and the Life Plan” will be presented by Rick Banner, Director of Advocacy and Person-Centered Practice at People Inc. With the move toward managed care, the approach we take to support people must be focused on person-centered practices. Join us to learn quick tools that can assist in making the Life Plan more meaningful. Attendees will also learn how to navigate roadblocks as they come up. Rick will answer questions and provide resources to help professionals continue to be successful. Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at 585.719.3424 or krussi@people-inc.org by the end of the day on Monday, November 16, 2020. You will then receive the link for the training by email.

  • Oct 04, 2021

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for October 28, 2021

    People Inc. invites interested Care Coordinators to join us on Thursday, October 28, as we host our monthly virtual “Lunch and Learn” workshop from noon to 1:00pm.  The topic of “ Afternoon Respite Services ” will be presented by Jamie Oswald, program di

  • Aug 26, 2021

    Virtual Training for Care Coordinators Announced for September 23, 2021

    People Inc. invites interested care coordinators to join us on Thursday, September 23 , as we host our monthly virtual “Lunch and Learn” workshop from noon to 1:00 p.m. The topic of Family Reimbursement will be presented by Kim Russi. The presentation will cover: How the program works The paperwork Importance of providing FI/budget info What is and is not eligible for reimbursement People Inc. process. Registration is required. Please contact Kim Russi at  krussi@people-inc.org  or 585.719.3424 by Monday, September 20. Registration links will be provided via email to those who register. We look forward to your questions and active participation during the workshop! Please share this  flyer  with others who may be interested.

  • Apr 02, 2024

    Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Residents in Senior Care Facilities

    People Inc. is offering certification training this spring for people interested in advocating for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Erie County.  The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program connects caring and effective advocates with older adults and people w

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