August 2017 - Medicaid Matters, Listen in Color, and More!
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It's About Life, Not Limitations.

Medicaid Matters

The past month has been a whirlwind in the life and history of Medicaid. Medicaid is so much more than a health program -- it's a lifeline that funds long term supports and services allowing people with disabilities to live full lives. More than 10 million people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to live and work in their communities through the utilization of home and community-based services.

On the national front, the end of July marked the 52nd anniversary of Medicaid AND the defeat of a Senate Health Care Bill that would have resulted in cuts of $200 billion to Medicaid. Disability advocates won this round, but there are more battles ahead.

On the state front, in early August the NC Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed program design for Medicaid managed care in North Carolina.This proposed design was developed using feedback collected by the Department from stakeholders across the state. 

Review the proposed design here and share your additional feedback to the Department by September 8. The Department will submit a revised waiver to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this fall.

Stay up-to-date with Medicaid and more at The Arc of North Carolina's policy blog

Listen in Color

Gateway Gallery was awash in color and sound for the opening reception of THE COLOR OF SOUND, featuring original work by the Artists of Gateway Studios and special guest artist, Tammy Willard. This unique and imaginative show explores the relationship between color and sound.

Our color-filled gallery walls were enhanced by a variety of music performed by The Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble plus guest musicians Carmen Granger on viola, and Jonathan Wiseman's Jazz Quartet. We also enjoyed a special dance performance by our Dance students and delicious, colorful refreshments prepared by our Culinary Arts students.
The Color of Sound will be on display through September 15.

Save the Date for the Opening Reception of Discovering Home
September 22 | 5-7pm
Gateway Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm, and by appointment.
For more information call 336.837.6826.

Board Members On Board

The start of a new fiscal year each July brings a new board of directors. We're exceedingly grateful for these volunteer community leaders who give so much of their time, talent and treasure to support The Enrichment Center. Patton Lowe, of BB&T, is this year's Board President. Please visit our Website here for a complete list of current board members.

One of our former board members, Matt Potter, was honored on July 27 by Disability Rights North Carolina as a "Champion for Equality and Justice" for his work improving the lives of people with disabilities as an advocate, leader and builder of community.

Check out this video to learn more about Matt's work.


Celebrating With Ryan's

We're so grateful to Ryan's Restaurant and all who voted for The Enrichment Center in July during their 40th anniversary Community Giveback Campaign. As one of the top-5 charities selected, we received a $1000 gift from Ryans.
Happy Anniversary, Ryan's!
Skillful Bob

We're pleased to announce that Bob Stillwagoner has stepped up to the position of Life Skills Instructor, after serving for the past year as our Life Skills Facilitator. Classes in Life Skills include Health & Exercise, Community Outreach, Math and Reading. Bob started his career at The Enrichment Center three years ago as a Direct Support Professional. "The students are wonderful," says Bob. "I really enjoy the challenge of working with this community."
Best Wishes, Bob!

Community Calendar

Buddy Walk & Family Fun Festival
Presented by Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network
Saturday, September 30 | 9am-12:30pm
Clemmons, NC
More info and registration here

Wings for All
Presented by four area chapters of The Arc of NC
Saturday, October 28 | 9am
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Registration opens 9/12 | More info coming soon!

The Arc's 2017 National Convention
Innovate. Motivate. Collaborate.
November 2-4
San Diego, CA
More info and registration:

The Enrichment Center will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.
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Our Donors Brighten Lives!

Thank you for joining us in the belief that EVERYONE in our community, regardless of perceived abilities or disabilities, deserves to live a GREAT life -- the BEST life possible!

Because of you, The Enrichment Center is able to provide the extra help needed to enrich and empower the lives of nearly 200 adults living with intellectual and development disabilities, enabling them to grow as individuals, live with dignity and have choices in how they fulfill their lives.
It's about life, not limitations.


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