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Residential communities for adults with developmental disabilities are not created equal! Here are five qualities to explore:
1. What are the qualification of the Caregivers/House managers?
2. What is the Caregiver turnover rate?
3. What programs are available to the resident during the day, and in the evening?
4. What are the residents’ rights to privacy and security of their possessions?
5. When you meet the residents what do they say about their home?
At Rainbow Acres, we take seriously meeting or exceeding the qualifications of Caregiver recruitment, training, and retention. Our turnover rate for employees with 90 days service or more is only 4.5%. We have a number of Caregivers with 12-20 years of service. That is incredible commitment to the Ranchers/residents in our community! Our Caregivers love the Ranchers and commit their lives to serving women and men with developmental disabilities.
Rainbow Acres has a wide range of educational, socialization, and occupational activities for the Ranchers/residents from morning through late afternoon. Weekends are special with outings, social events and participation in area religious services.
All Ranchers/residents at Rainbow Acres have their own single occupancy room where their privacy rights are protected. Each individual is able to lock his/her room as desired to secure personal belongings while away from the room or Ranch.
Just one of the beautiful homes where Ranchers have their own rooms and a family-like atmosphere, with friends and dedicated Caregivers.
Visitors are unanimous in reporting the joy, enthusiasm, peace and contentment they see and hear from the Ranchers. The Ranchers of Rainbow Acres are our greatest ambassadors!
We invite you to explore further the “Rainbow Acres experience” for your loved one living with developmental disabilities. Download more information by clicking one of the buttons on this page, or contact Dee Whitt, Director of Admissions, at 928-567-5231 and arrange for a tour!
Renee shells and packages pecans for a local farmer who hires Ranchers.
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John Fleck, also called “JJ”, shows his happy smile!
Verde Valley Leadership (VVL) Class VI has chosen Rainbow Acres as the beneficiary of their second-year Legacy Project! We have a Fit Trail, but the finer things were never completed on the Trail.
A picnic table is placed in the shade of a mesquite tree on the Fit Trail.
It already had ten stops with different stretches and exercises explained in words and pictures at each one. The path is fairly easy to walk and outlined with river rock, and has light shade from native mesquites along much of its length.
One of two benches added along the Fit Trail
The Class VI Legacy Project includes adding benches and at least one picnic table, and creating a very welcome drinking fountain at the middle point of the Trail where it turns to go back to its beginning point. Beautifying native plants and runoff management are also in the plans.
VVL Class VI members dig a ditch to extend water for a drinking fountain.
What a wonderful gift for Rainbow Ranchers, staff members and visitors! The Ranchers are adults with developmental disabilities who make their home at Rainbow Acres. We are always looking for ways to improve lives and benefit health, and the Fit Trail is a great way to encourage healthy activity and social time.
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The members of VVL Class VI could use your help to complete all their plans, including putting a shade over the water fountain. They need about $200 more, as of today.
You may mail a check made out to Rainbow Acres, indicating on the memo line that it is for “VVL Project” or “Legacy Project”. You may find the DONATE NOW button on any page on our website, which will take you to our secure online giving page. Fill out the credit card information and under “Designation” write in VVL or Legacy Project. Or bring it to 2120 W Reservation Loop Road Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 5:00 and we’ll be happy to accept it! Since the donation is made to Rainbow Acres, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the IRS code – talk about a win-win!
Thank you for your consideration and many heartfelt thanks to VVL Class VI for all their hard work and wonderful Legacy Project!
Our appearance on The Morning Scramble on AZTV last week went well. See it here:
Gary Wagner and Margie Beach talk with host Lisa about Rainbow Acres and what makes us the premier residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.
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Women’s Choir of California Baptist University
On Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m., the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University will present their Women’s Choir in a FREE concert for Ranchers, staff, and the public at Rainbow Acres!
The Women’s Choir is 80 voices strong and will perform a variety of contemporary choral anthems, spirituals, gospel, and the classics! It will be beautiful!
Please join us!
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Rainbow has 19 athletes competing at the state level in Track and Field Special Olympics this weekend!
Three vans and a pickup made quite a convoy leaving our campus yesterday afternoon on the way to Mesa for this three day event, culminating the track and field season of practices and regional competitions.
Athletes win ribbons and medals and cheer each other on – they even cheer for competitors! What a wonderful way to maintain physical fitness and learn sportsmanship!
Special Olympics athletes ready to load into the vans and head to Mesa
Photo, L-R back row:
Larry Dakin, Shawn Lavery, Jeff Malicki, Brent Peterson, Marcus Sanders, Steve Walker, Scott Baran, Pauline Guthrie, Susan Welch.
Front row: Kelly Como, Tom Banta, Terri Schock, Trudy Schock, Billy Lewis, Roman Battistone, Stephanie Roughton, Jeanne Figgins, Lori Linderman, Debbie Powers.
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Monday, April 29, 8:00 a.m.!
Gary Wagner and Margie Beach will be on television to share a little of what makes Rainbow Acres such a special residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Watch in most of Arizona on Channel 7, and in the Phoenix metropolitan area on Cable 13. Outside the state, the show can be seen as a live stream as well as beginning the day after the showing at http://www.aztv.com/ and looking for the date.
We’ll be on “The Morning Scramble” with host Lisa Schneider-Cipriano this time around. If you see the show, please let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.