Sent With Love
02/28/2012

We at the main office in Chico have just received the loveliest handmade card from a person we support in Ukiah named Janice.  Janice received a donated chair from this office, which she loves!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful donors, who help in so many ways.  Persons we support in Chico have had their lives enriched recently through the kindness of the Discovery Shoppe Board, whose grant to them is making a difference in their lives. Thanks to that support, our men have been able to purchase access to a food bank that has improved their access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other items that are normally quite expensive. The money they save on this good food from the bank enables them to have a little more to  spend on community outings.  They will also share use of their own sewing machine and carpet cleaner.

Thanks to all who make a difference in the lives of others!

 

It’s a “Happy Birthday” story
02/21/2012

Staff and friends gathered at the common room at NCALC-Chico’s offices to celebrate Scott’s birthday.  Here Scott is at the center of attention at the grand party finale, which followed an Italian dinner provided by friends.

Have a great year, Scotty!

Celebrating In Ukiah
01/23/2012

Janet and Clara, pictured here with NCALC staff Melissa, recently proudly shared a photo of themselves dressed in their party best.  These ladies definitely fall into the “social butterfly” category, and love to have fun. There were plenty of opportunities for that throughout the days of the holiday season, which were filled with parties and good food in both Ukiah, where they live, and Chico, home to the NCALC main office.

Clara’s now on Facebook, where she keeps her friends up to date on all she’s doing. She’s had a few fun trips lately. And Janet is thrilled to be able to go to her “Lunch Bunch” activity three times a week now.  The message of both ladies to everyone is to have a great 2012…and be sure to make the most of every day!

Happy Birthday to Perry
01/15/2012

Happy Birthday to Perry, who  celebrated his birthday at a party held in the common room of the NCALC offices on Sunday, January 15.  The celebration was attended by several of his friends, including his roommate, Charles, Charles' mother, and others who wanted to be on hand to help Perry celebrate. Sporting a new Ninja Turtles baseball cap, Perry joined his friends eating cake and ice cream and enjoying each other's company. Here's to a great year ahead, Perry!

Happy Holidays
12/01/2011

Happy Holidays from Perry and everyone else here at NCALC

Carl Has The Right Idea
11/25/2011

At our Thanksgiving Feast—held, of course, on Thanksgiving Day—Carl showed his sense of humor and his creativity in swinging around his chair for direct access to the buffet!  Staff, family, and Board members joined in the fun and opportunity to socialize. We at NCALC are grateful for the good things and guests that this past year has brought our way, and we wish everyone a wonderful holiday season ahead.

Happy Birthday Charles!
11/02/2011

Charles's parents, Chuck and Amy, hosted a barbecue at Charles' and Perry's home to celebrate the day.The day was beautiful and sunny, a perfect day. "Charles was a good host," said Nick Herndon of NCALC, "and really enjoyed seeing the people who came to help celebrate."  It had been a busy weekend--just the Friday before, NCALC hosted a Halloween party, where Charles charmed everyone with his creative costuming. Here's to many more great days ahead in the coming year, Charles!

Kindra Makes a Difference
10/21/2011

NCALC is proud to announce that one of our direct team members, Kindra Preciado, was recognized as one of the “People Who Make A Difference” by the Butte County Coordinating Council at an awards dinner held Thursday, October 20, 2011.  NCALC’s Butte County Regional Manager, Nick Herndon, says of Kindra: “Kindra has high expectations for the persons she supports, and does not focus on any past inabilities. She always comes to work upbeat and ready to get to get things done. Not only do those she support love her, her coworkers can’t stop saying good things about her.”  We are all fortunate to have Kindra in our lives.

Call for Board of Directors Nominations
09/26/2011

NCALC, like any well-run non-profit organization, operates under the leadership  of a distinguished Board of Directors. We would like to add one or two more Directors to our current roster of six. Prospective members may live in either the Chico or Ukiah general area. It is also  possible to live elsewhere, thanks to today’s technologies.  Those who share our concern for, and commitment to, persons in need of Supported Living Services and/or support in Intermediate Care Facilities are asked to write us at support@ncalc.net, with “Board of Directors” in the subject line, or leave a message at 530.894.2726. Help us ensure and secure the long-term well-being of every person we support – and those who come to us for assistance in the years ahead.

 

Everyone Loves a Summer BBQ & Pool Party
08/29/2011

Folks in Chico got together for a summer pool party and BBQ. “This is a great time for those we support, and the team members,” noted SLS Regional Manager Nick Herndon. “It’s nice to see the extended families of the team members, especially the kids, having fun too.” All persons supported made it to the event, and helped contribute to the classic summer spread for the occasion: hot dogs (prepared by grillmaster Nick), chips and dip, baked beans, deviled eggs, watermelon, cupcakes and more! Fueled by lots of lemonade, the party continued for hours. It was a great way to adapt to the end of the summer season and get ready for more seasonal activities ahead.

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