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Did you know October is Physical Therapy Month? The goal of physical therapy, a service that Redwood proudly provides, is the (re)training of the body to do functional activities to the best of its ability. The physical therapist examines, evaluates, and develops treatment plans and treats patients who have conditions that affect an individual’s ability to move freely without pain.
Happy Physical Therapy Month to Redwood’s star PT, Debbie Listerman!
Redwood is proud to be a part of bringing our region together to create lasting change in the building blocks for a better life — education, income, and health. The Bold Goals awareness campaign is about how we achieve this and how we build a stronger community. You can help drive change by donating your time, resources, or simply sharing your story.
Every action counts.
Redwood is one of more than 200 businesses, civic, education, income, and health institutions and nonprofits that have endorsed teh Bold Goals. For more information on how Redwood is supporting #BoldGoals and how youc an get involved, please contact Bridgette Hightower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in food and clothing drive to ensure local families can meet their basic needs.
Make a personal gift to support the region and our Bold Goals.
Donate your time, energy, and resources to help build a stronger community.
Let your school board members know that having children prepared for school and ensuring ALL children are successful in school is important to you — a voter.
Promote access to work support benefits as a mans to stabilize struggling families and help them sustain attachment to the workplace.
Promote access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure all children have medical coverage.
Participate in improvement projects at schools, recreation centers, or residential facilities for kids.
Organize a Community Care group volunteer project for your coworkers.
Help transport low-income or elderly people or cancer patients to appointments.
In a May 14, 2102 press release issued in the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, Walgreen has announced the launch of its national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI). The in-store training program helps people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills, and works closely with community organizations and providers. A similar initiative at Walgreens distribution centers resulted in 10 percent of the workforce composed of people with disabilities at all levels.
In 2010, the drugstore chain piloted REDI in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, partnering with store managers and job coaches. After more than 66 percent of REDI graduates were recommended for hire, the program grew to more than 150 stores throughout Texas, New York and Connecticut.
“We are committed to helping customers live well, stay well and get well, and to do that you need team members who are dedicated to excellent customer service,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. “This program highlights ability and gives candidates the tools to be successful in any retail setting.”
The first phase of REDI will begin in parts of Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin, with plans to reach all states by the end of 2013.
According to the Disability Scoop, Walgreens’ efforts to expand disability employment have become a model for other employers. Last year, Proctor & Gamble said it would follow in the drugstore’s footsteps when they announced that at least 30 percent of employees at a new packaging facility in Maine would be people with physical or developmental disabilities.
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