Over $12,000 Raised for UCP of Central Minnesota at ‘Stuck in Motion’

Sometimes, staying in place can be a good thing.   Just ask the over 90 stationary bike riders who gathered January 28th at ReJuv Medical in Waite Park. They raised over $12,800 as part of this year’s “Stuck in Motion” event through United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota. The event put nine teams to the test, competing through nine race

Super Strikers

Sheri Wegner

Where: Great River Bowl, 208 2nd Street South, Sartell When: 11 AM Every Saturday, March 3 – March 24, 2018. Cost: $16 per child includes all 4 sessions includes two games each week, shoes, ribbon, and pizza party (Family members . Call or email UCP to register your child. Family members or PCA’s can bowl at a reduced rate of $2/game & $2/shoe rental.

Access For All: UCP’s Computer Program

Technology has increasingly become more and more important in everyday life. Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages has been quoted often for his work on nonverbal communication. According to Dr. Mehrabian, a whopping 93% of communication today is nonverbal. Completing even a simple task in today’s world can seem nearly impossible without the necessary technology and resources. At United

Upcoming Events at UCP of Central Minnesota

Fall is in the air, and with the changing of the season comes new, fun events from United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota.   Super Strikers Bowling League 2018 Every Saturday in October and again in February, come join UCP at Great River Bowl and build muscle while having a blast! This easily accessible family event is great for families

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

At United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota, we are not just about caring for people with Cerebral Palsy. We work to help all people with a disease or disability live a life without limits. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month where we bring light to the struggles many face with brain diseases.   More than 5 million people in

Missing Opportunities to Do the Right Thing

Families that include handicapped family members know that even the simplest tasks – like getting groceries – can be a struggle. Even without issues like limited mobility, gaining some perspective and understanding from the outside world is no easy feat. Brian Myres – father to a disabled son and friend of UCP– shares a recent story of one company that

Stuck in Motion Stationary Bike Race 2017

Sheri Wegner

What can a bunch of crazy people racing on stationary bikes in the middle of winter accomplish? They can: Provide assistive technology to those facing the daily challenges of living with a disability  Make computers/tablets available at an affordable cost to those with disabilities and those with low incomes  Connect resources to adults and parents of children with disabilities so

Guest Blog by John Riordan: RALLY CRY!

I recently joined the Board of the UCP of Central Minnesota. I joined because Jenna Berger (CEO) and her team are extremely serious about their mission: to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people experiencing physical or invisible barriers.The UCP mission statement reads: UCP is passionate about equal rights for all, especially those who are meeting the challenges

Halloween Party

Sheri Wegner

Halloween Party 2015 Slide Show – Enjoy!

Emmanuel’s UCP Story

  Jessica Neal knew that she was going to adopt Emmanuel from the moment she met him in Liberia more than two years ago. After a long adoption process, Jessica and her husband, Jason, brought Emmanuel home to Minnesota. He became the 11th member of a close-knit family. He joined a family that includes Kira (18), Dayton (17), Cory (22), Titus