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Give Thanks: Why and How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Sarah Lyngdal

November is the month most people stop to think about what they’re thankful for. But studies show there are physical health, mental health, and social benefits to practicing gratitude regularly. Focusing on what we’re thankful for changes the way we think, and the benefits extend to all areas of our lives. Gratitude can improve our personal relationships. Grateful and positive …

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Fresh Produce in January? Plan Ahead to Visit the Dane County Late Winter Market

In Employment and Benefits, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by Priscilla Matthews

Who doesn’t love fresh produce in the middle of winter? The Dane County Farmers’ Market is open to everyone, year-round. In January 2020, Dane County’s Late Winter Market will be in the new Garver Feed Mill adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Plan ahead to get fresh, local products to keep you healthy through the Wisconsin winter. Garver …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility While Working: Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Stephanie Drum

If you could keep your Medicaid coverage AND earn enough money to get off of SSI, would you? Many people would, but don’t even know it’s even a possibility. I have good news for you! Continued Medicaid Eligibility, or Section 1619(b), is a work incentive that allows people to keep their Medicaid even if their earnings are so high that …

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Free Writing Assistance with Your Job Search

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Free, One-On-One Help for Madison Area Residents Sometimes the hardest part of getting a job is getting started. Summarizing your entire work and life experiences in a single resume and cover letter can be daunting. And navigating the web, asking people you know for help, on top of reading and filling out forms and applications, can be downright scary. Did …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Do you know what to do if something bad were to happen? How will you know if a natural disaster is coming? How will rescuers find you if you need help getting out? The “Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities” can help you plan for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Wisconsin …

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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by Priscilla Matthews

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2019

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. This website is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. America …