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Make A Difference Day

On Make A Difference Day, Saturday October 25th, Gannett Healthcare Group employees came to create a mural in the Sage TR Center that portrays the people of NISRA. Thank you, Gannett employees, it turned out fantastic!

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"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
19th Annual Holiday Fashion Show

The NISRA Foundation Board of Directors invite you to experience the joy of the holiday season!  Come enjoy a delightful day complete with a luncheon, raffles, silent and live auction, fashion and more.  Learn how you can join our mission of enriching lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences.  For more information, click on the invitation below.


Online Registration! 
Click here to register for this popular event before it sells out.  Registration deadline is November 14th.

Health Recognition

NISRA Staff have been recognized by the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) for far exceeding the 70% benchmark of participation in the 2014 Health Risk Assessment program. NISRA had 89% participation and ranked #22 out of 86 agencies!

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Kando Bakery granola bars & LIFE 

Have you tried the Kando Bakery's gourmet granola bars or gluten-free bars yet? NISRA's LIFE program participants help package these delicious bars, which are available at a few local outlets and through their web site, www.kandobakery.com. Several months ago Channel 2 newsman Harry Porterfield visited NISRA’s LIFE program to learn about the partnership between Kando Bakery and LIFE. The station aired the feature during an evening broadcast at 5 pm! Click here for a link to the feature. For more information about Kando Bakery, Read more...


NISRA E-news
NISRA and the NISRA Foundation have a newsletter that comes to you via email. We promise not to clog up your inbox...our newsletter is only sent a few times each year when we have important news & reminders to share. If you would like to receive the newsletter, just enter your email address in the box below and click "Join"!


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Registration & Brochures

Online registration for Winter & Spring programs will be available during the day on November 6.

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Current Brochures

Click here for the new Winter/Spring 2015 brochure. Registration deadline is December 19...before the holidays!


Click here to open & view the Fall 2014 brochure if you have questions about current programs in session.










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