October 2018 e-news from
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Lee's Summit site's Kiwanis Aktion Club inducted its first officers this month. So proud of all the exciting things our individuals are accomplishing in the community!
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Additional games added through December 2018!!!!!

Click here  to purchase tickets to select Chiefs 2018 season games 
and DPI will receive a portion of your ticket sales. Tickets are just $30!

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Developing Potential Annual Community Recognition Gala
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Unity Village

This year's theme is Building Lives.  Click here to purchase tickets or sponsorship packages.

Join DPI and emcee Joel Nichols for a great evening of celebration and help us kick off our 25th year of services in the community!

Enjoy a special evening including social hour, silent auction, wine pull, selfie station, LIVE artist - creating artwork onsite that will be auctioned off, artwork from DPI individuals and staff, a fabulous dinner and awards!
Thank you to our donors
September 2018
Patti Allison
Rick Bowman
Dennis and Vicki Bullard
Dunn Family Foundation
Denise and Wayne Edwards
Lake Lotawana Optimist Club
Martha Ogle
Dale and Deb Parson
Ed and Charlotte Van Haele

Gala donations:
Adams Toyota
Bean Counter Cafe
Belvoir Winery
Bicycle Shack
Connell Insurance
Gateway Arch
Hearth & Home
Henry's Antiques, Collectibles and Tea Room
High Dog Art
Jeffrey Byrne and Associates
Llywellyn's Pub
Mr. and Mrs. Stu and Debbie May
Neighborhood Cafe
Olive Garden
Polsinelli, PC - Lisa Schultes, Attorney
Poppy's Ice Cream and Coffee House
Red Lobster
Seaglass Fine Art Photography
Southern-Glazers - Kansas City
The Big Biscuit
Third Street Social
Thomas Fallon Photography
Tim's Pizza Parlor
Uptown Theater
Westside Bar and Grill
Williams, Spurgeon, Kuhl and Freshnock Architechts, Inc.

DPI is expanding to meet
the needs of the community!
In 2017, Developing Potential kicked off a campaign to expand services in order to meet the needs of those seeking services and to further meet the needs of the individuals we serve. This is a huge undertaking for our agency and we want you to be a part of it!

At DPI, we believe that there are a number of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community who see the value of supporting our most vulnerable citizens. We are providing the vehicle for that support through our Building Lives campaign. The goal of this campaign is to construct a building that will be a gathering place where individuals can receive supports, a place for the community to engage with individuals that have developmental disabilities, and a launching point for services and supports in the larger community.

The new facility will help provide on-site medical support day services, holistic programming and offsite programming models. The goal is to provide individuals in the community needed supports over the life span. The new facility will have our DPI Enrichment Center with yoga and wellness class opportunities.

Not having access to services can mean a complete disconnection from the community for some individuals. We offer a way for individuals to continue to build skills, socialize with peers, provide volunteer services, and become a part of their community through work, service, learning and/or social interaction.

Expansion of our facilities will also allow expansion of programming for all we serve. The new facility envisions a coffee shop, multi purpose space, expanded space for health and wellness, arts, music, sensory and therapy.

Please be a part of Building Lives by making a contribution today and by contacting us to find out how you can support our efforts.
DPI Health and Wellnesss:
Fall Fitness
Fall is a great time to start a fitness program because you are creating good habits going into the holiday season and all those upcoming winter months. The change of the season is the perfect time for renewed thinking and to restart those healthy habits such as eating right and physical activity.  

Here are 10 Tips to help you get started.

1.         Take advantage of the weather. The crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, the astonishing Fall colors. These months are perfect for outdoor activities.

2.        Try something new. Have you always wanted to take a dance class, train for a marathon, or learn to ride a bike? Fall is the perfect time to learn something new.

3.        Make a date to exercise while watching TV. Fall is also a time for the premieres of all our favorite TV shows so instead of sitting and watching why not get active. Try walking in place, standing lunges, tricep dips off the couch, or lift weights. Or if your TV drama and comedies require your full attention-why not put those annoying commercial breaks to use and do sit-ups or push-ups. During a one hour show that adds up to about 20 minutes of exercise.

4.        Incorporate Exercise into your life. Instead of circling the parking lot for that close spot park further out and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Take a walk during you lunch break and encourage your co-workers to join you. Or if you are like me and your evening activities include running you kids around from one activity to another-instead of just sitting or reading try walking.

5.        Rejuvenate yourself. Mind, body, and Spirit. Get a massage, learn to meditate, or take an art class. Treat yourself not just with exercise but with other activities that promote over-all wellness.

6.        The 30-Day rule. It takes about 4 weeks for the body to adapt to a lifestyle change. Studies have shown that people who give up on their fitness programs tend to do so within the first 30-days. If you keep up the habit it becomes easier!

7.        3 Cs. Commitment, convenience, and consistency. Exercise takes commitment. Convenience means going to a gym that is close by, or an activity you can do at home. Consistency-it is better to work out for 10 minutes a day rather than one hour every month.

8.        Deal with the Dark. The best way to enjoy fall is the outdoors. But it gets darker earlier and stays dark later in the morning, so be smart and safe when exercising outdoors-but don’t let the dark stop you.

9.        Dress in layers. If you are exercising outside, layer your clothing. Before your body warms up you may feel chilly but after the blood is pumping you’ll feel overdressed and can start shedding those extra layers.

10.    Find what motivates you. Everyone is motivated for different reasons, it is important to discover what your individual goals are-to lose weight, family, strength and flexibility, your overall health.

Source: WebMD.com
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