Auxiliary to The Ability Center
One focus of the Auxiliary is to support the Nursing Home Transition Program. This role assists ACT in moving people out of nursing homes. Through the Auxiliary’s “Bare Necessities," the Auxiliary takes a hands-on approach in securing soft merchandise used in setting up living accommodations.
In addition, the Auxiliary collaborates with The Ability Center to provide college scholarships for students with disabilities.
Schedule for all Luncheons
11:30 a.m. – Registration/Social
12:00 noon – Luncheon
12:30 p.m. – Program
2018-2019 Auxiliary to The Ability Center Board of Directors
President - Gwen Ames
Vice President - Arlene Whelan
Secretary - Jan Zimmerman
Corresponding Secretary - Joan Tobias
Treasurer - Mary Tucker
Membership - Candy Vogel
For further membership information, contact Candy Vogel
The Auxiliary to The Ability Center, which was organized in 1936, was reestablished in 1984. The major fund-raising event takes place in the fall. Proceeds from this event are given to The Ability Center to support programs that include Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI), Home Accessibility, Independent Living Assistance, and the Life Skills/Next Steps Summer Program. Additionally, these proceeds support The Scholarship Fund.
In addition to the major fund-raising event, the Auxiliary schedules four luncheons throughout the year including the closing luncheon. The closing luncheon highlights the recognition of the scholarship recipients and the installation of the new Auxiliary Board.