Shop ’til you drop at LOGAN Holiday Bazaar

Find unique gifts, cards and more   Artists in The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN are on a deadline. They’re putting the finishing touches on their projects for the fourth annual Holiday Bazaar. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 4, the public is invited to LOGAN Center to walk our gallery and browse through the artwork. Everything on display will be available for purchase or special order. All proceeds benefit the artists and The Studios program. Don’t miss your chance to buy truly beautiful items handmade by participants of The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN....

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150 families needed for new research project

Want to be part of a research project designed to improve programs for all LOGAN families? Now’s your chance. We’re looking for 150 families in the greater Michiana area, including southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and even Fort Wayne, to participate in the Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication project. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program for families with an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Over the course of several months, families will receive information about communication, conflict resolution...

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INvestABLE Indiana gives families the ability to save

LOGAN had the honor August 22 to be a host launch site for INvestABLE, the Indiana ABLE Act savings plan for Hoosiers with disabilities. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save for many daily, disability-related expenses on a tax-deferred basis. Most important, these savings do not limit their ability to benefit from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and other federal programs. A summary of the plan highlights follows: Tax advantages Earnings may compound federally on a tax-deferred basis Withdrawals are tax-free,...

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Planning ahead brings parents “peace of mind”

Emily and Josh Carroll know firsthand how vigilant parents must be to secure the best future possible for their children. Their youngest child, Asher Reed,  was born with a chromosome deletion causing multiple medical and developmental issues, including hearing loss and autism. Asher attends LOGAN’s Sonya Ansari Autism Learning Center at Granger, where he has surpassed every goal set for him so far. “He is working hard day after day towards the best life possible for himself; you better bet I plan to also do the same for him,” Emily said. Emily reviewed the INvestABLE Indiana...

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LOGAN All-Stars play ball with the SB Cubs

The only thing better than (or at least as good as) hitting a home run is hanging out with the players who do. The LOGAN All-Stars played an exhibition game with the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field August 15. The event is something South Bend Cubs Manager Jimmy Gonzalez says is important to the entire organization. “We’re blessed to be able to be in a community like South Bend and just to give back is an awesome opportunity,” Gonzalez said. Matt Harrington, LOGAN president and CEO, said the All-Stars look forward all year to playing with the South Bend Cubs. “We started the LOGAN...

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LOGAN Act presents Wizard of Oz

They’ve studied their lines and learned all their cues, and now the cast of Wizard of Oz is ready to walk you down the yellow brick road to share their adventures. Join LOGAN Act for a fun, family-friendly performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19 at Battell Center, Mishawaka. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket. Please call LOGAN at 574-289-4831 to receive yours. Some tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited, so please don’t wait. LOGAN clients and staff have worked all summer on the play, perfecting roles and creating stage props and costumes. They received...

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security breach notification

LOGAN reports and contains potential data security incident

Notification to those who may have been affected LOGAN Community Resources has become aware of a potential data security incident that may have resulted in the inadvertent exposure of some patients’ personal and health information. Although at this time there is no evidence that patient information was actually accessed or viewed, or any indication of actual misuse of anyone’s information, we have taken steps to notify any patients who may have been affected by this incident. On May 12, 2017, we discovered suspicious activity in one of our employee’s email accounts, which prompted an...

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SBMA exhibit, happy artist

Meet LOGAN artists during reception Friday

Summer is winding down and so, too, is the LOGAN exhibit at South Bend Museum of Art. If you haven’t yet visited the Community Gallery at the museum to see the LOGAN collection, you have only a few more days to get there. The exhibit — Finding a voice, Collaborating Together — opened May 27 and closes August 6. Read more about the exhibit here. Meet and congratulate the artists during an Artist’s Reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 4 at the museum. The reception is free and open to the public. Share Tweet +1 Share

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Fleet Feet Ambassadors to run with Snookie at LOGAN’s Run

Again this year, one member of Team LOGAN will get to “run” in LOGAN’s Run, while seated in a chair. Not just any chair, of course, but a racing wheelchair donated by Fleet Feet Sports of Michiana. DeShauntae Williams, better known around LOGAN as Snookie, “volunteered” to ride in the chair. She said it has been a dream of hers to run in LOGAN’s Run, so now she gets her chance. Fleet Feet provided the chair in 2016, so Heath White, that year’s Nose-On speaker, could run with Mary, a LOGAN residential client. This year, a team of Fleet Feet Ambassadors plans...

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Petey’s memorial service makes the front page

Reporter Bob Blake from The South Bend Tribune covered our memorial service for Petey Boxer. Petey spent his days in The Studios at LOGAN with his owner/mom, Ann Rudasics. He died unexpectedly June 29, while working at LOGAN. The memorial service happened on what would have been Petey’s 10th birthday. We’ve reprinted Bob’s story here: Logan clients, staff remember therapy dog Petey as ‘a family member’ BOB BLAKE South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND — There were intermittent streams of bubbles, surrounded by photos of happier times, and no shortage of...

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