Congratulations to Chris Hoagland (pictured on left), our Vice President of Government Contracts who won the 2015 East Region Management Excellence Award given by the National Council of SourceAmerica Employers (NCSE). Chris was recently presented his award at the 2016 national AbilityOne conference. Chris was being recognized for his outstanding leadership, commitment to quality and effectiveness in enhancing opportunities for employment for persons with disabilities.
The Fourteenth Annual Day for People with disABILITIES at the Virginia Zoological Park will occur May 21, 2016. Last year, thousands of citizens attended the event and this year’s event will be just as successful. We expect hundreds of individuals including service providers, people with disabilities, and interested family members to attend the event. As always, admission is free to any person with a disability and one caregiver.
The goal of the event is to provide resource information and a leisure experience to residents of the Hampton Roads community with a disABILITY, temporary impairment, or health condition, with the hope that people will find a new product or service, learn from the experience of others, and gain new living, advocacy or job skills. The event includes a full day of exhibits under the theme of “All Aboard” to include a public safety expo, Virginia Zoo discovery carts and animal ambassadors, children’s activities, inflatables, the Hurrah Players, TRDance Center’s Adaptive Dance, and Meet Mark Twain of the Virginia Stage Company.
For questions regarding the event, contact Cathy Orletsky at the Therapeutic Recreation Center at 441-1764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eggleston employees and President/CEO Paul Atkinson appeared yesterday on the Hampton Roads Show to talk about our upcoming OK5K run. Watch their appearance below, see everyone there!
Preston lives in the Sawyer House on the campus of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins center. He enjoyed a recent trip to the Piccadilly buffet although he and others in his residential home often cook together, most recently cooking a chocolate pie.
“I love puzzles” says Preston “if they are hard I try to be patient until I get it done right”. Preston loves to walk although he has arthritis, he does not let it keep him from his exercise. Preston also likes using his tablet to play angry birds and other games, and volunteers to bring food to people through the local Meals on Wheels program.
At Eggleston Services, we empower people with intellectual disabilities through education, training and employment opportunities. We are also working to expand our inclusive housing initiative.
Eddie Vedder was kind enough to donate this Fender Squier Telecaster through his friend and local advocate for children & adults with intellectual disabilities, Carine McCandless. Carine is a Va Beach resident and mother of two girls, her youngest has Down Syndrome. Carine & Ed became pals while he was creating the soundtrack for Into the Wild, the 2007 film about Carine’s brother, Chris McCandless.
The face of the guitar is signed by the entire band, including Pearl Jam’s newest member, keyboardist Boom Gaspar. Vedder personalized the back of the guitar with some lyrics from “Rise”, the 4th track from Into the Wild. This is a one time opportunity to acquire such a rare collector’s item.
The guitar will be on display at AoRM’s 2nd Annual Oceanfront Rock Fest to Benefit Eggleston.
Saturday May 21st, 2016 – Opening band kicks off at 12pm, 24th St. Stage Park, Va Beach VA 23451
Deadline to enter online is May 20th, 2016. Don’t miss out on this exclusive campaign! Current estimated chances of winning are 1 in 250!
The winning name will be drawn on May 22nd, 2016. Please note: Winners outside of the Tidewater VA area will be responsible for costs to ship the guitar via UPS Ground.