Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Events

Come to the TURN “End of Summer” Picnic! Come to the TURN “End of Summer” Picnic!

On Saturday, August 23rd, friends of TURN are invited to the annual “End of... 


Hail and Well Met! Hail and Well Met!

The Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire, held annually in “Festival City, USA” Cedar... 


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TURN’s 27th Pastabilities: Food, Friends, and Fun!! TURN’s 27th Pastabilities: Food, Friends, and Fun!!

TURN’s annual fundraiser and social event of the year, “Pastabilities”, was... 


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Pam Todd And Her Museum: Come to Free Museum Day! Pam Todd And Her Museum: Come to Free Museum Day!

Pam Todd, a staff at the Sandy Cottages, has worked as a Direct Support Professional at TURN for over 14 years. But her other passion of over 40 years is searching for and gathering items from the “Lost History” of Camp Kearns, a 5,450 acre temporary military base during World War II in the Salt Lake Valley. This is a project she began in... [Read more of this review]


Our Staff Are “Direct Support Professionals”! Our Staff Are “Direct Support Professionals”!

Governor Gary Herbert has declared the week of September 7-13, 2014, as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week”, in honor of the people who provide hands-on supports and services for people with disabilities. TURN has several hundred staff in that position, and we want each Direct Support Professional (DSP) to know that they are... [Read more of this review]


Summertime at TURN: Camps, Camping, Field Trips and Picnics! Summertime at TURN: Camps, Camping, Field Trips and Picnics!

School’s out, the sun’s out, and the days are warm and long. Sounds like summer, and a favorite time for TURN folks to be outside and enjoying life in beautiful Utah! This past summer, TURN ran three Summer Camps in the state, many of our people went on camping and river trips, and the turnout was great at our Annual Summer Picnic. See pictures... [Read more of this review]


Meet Our Board: Jason Despain Meet Our Board: Jason Despain

Jason Despain is the newest member of the TURN Board, bringing plenty of business and finance experience to us, along with enthusiasm, excitement, and a commitment to TURN’s mission and vision! Jason has worked in the financial services industry since 2004, and has been at American Express Bank for the last 8 years. He has filled positions such... [Read more of this review]


In Memoriam: Montie Murphy In Memoriam: Montie Murphy

Montie Murphy came to TURN Community Services from The Utah State Development Center in 1988. Montie was outgoing and had no trouble making friends; he would wave “hi!” and take the time to show those around him his treasures he kept safely tucked away in his pocket. His favorite treasure was his cell phone, but that one was purely “look,... [Read more of this review]


Our Community Is As Big As The World! Our Community Is As Big As The World!

News Flash: TURN makes friends with people from around the world! Each year, folk dancers and musicians travel from countries around the world to attend the Springville World Folkfest, which has grown to become one of the largest festivals of folk dance and music in the United States. And, each year a select group of musicians and dancers from 2 or... [Read more of this review]


A Positive Attitude Helps Fulfill TURN’s Mission and Vision! A Positive Attitude Helps Fulfill TURN’s Mission and Vision!

The  poster below was seen at a TURN Day Program. The staff and program participants worked together to come up with mottos or “goal statements” as a guide and a reminder to challenge themselves and help them keep learning and growing. Check out the poster that helps some of our folks TURN Dreams Into Reality!  Read More →


Come to the TURN “End of Summer” Picnic! Come to the TURN “End of Summer” Picnic!

On Saturday, August 23rd, friends of TURN are invited to the annual “End of Summer” picnic, from 10am to 1pm, at Jordan Park’s large Bowery Pavilion, 1060 South 900 West in Salt Lake City. There will be carnival games, great food, and it is rumored that the Old Leather Band may come play for us again! This picnic is for the individuals... [Read more of this review]


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