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News and Events

Consumers and Family Members

Please join us on March 29, 2023
for our

Time:  4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

NEW location:  Tollgate Crossing Clubhouse
24625 E. Bellewood Drive
Aurora, CO 80016

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Please RSVP to Ida Perry by March 23rd.


CSSI Annual Mountain Retreat

At Quaker Ridge Camp
Woodland Park, CO

August 22,2023 - August 24, 2023


CSSI News Corner

Celebrating Anniversaries and Longevity with our CSSI Family!

We are proud to announce many years spent together fulfilling the mission of CSSI....


March Anniversaries

Jayne Tschirhart-Short...33 years

Gerry Short..........33 years

Melissa Neath........18 years

Betty Pessima........17 years

Dee Perry-Hill.......14 years

Dagmar Nikerson....9 years

Evangeline Trujillo...9 years

Tom Johnson.........1 year

Ketty Londa...........1 year




CSSI would like to welcome the following Internal Office Staff, Mentoring Coordinators, Family Care Givers and Host Home Providers to our Agency!

Harry Alex McKinnon Jr., Family Care Giver

Norma McKinnon, Family Care giver

Spotlight Stories

Anita L. has Earned her Black Belt in Karate!


What an amazing accomplishment!  Anita was celebrated at the Black Belt Extravaganza!!  Now that she has met that huge accomplishment, she is working on her Second-Degree Black Belt.  But Anita doesn't stop at just that!  She has begun the hard work to become an INSTRUCTOR!  Anita never fails to amaze us all at her determination and drive to accomplish her dreams.  Everyone is incredibly proud of Anita's achievements!




Our monthly event for February at CSSI was Art Night! This was hosted at our new location at the Clubhouse! When everyone arrived, they picked up their own stencils of their own choice. We had a vast selection of different inspiring quotes, herbs, and football! Everyone settled into their seats at the communal tables. We served everyone some sandwiches, fruit, granola, and water that we all enjoyed in between our art projects.  Everyone created their own unique tote bags! Some decorated it with their favorite football teams while others did quotes to inspire us all!


After creating their own incredible bags, they decorated their own window Mandala! The team had different markers to choose from, such as Sharpies, Paint Pens, and art markers. We had a wonderful turnout of over 40 participants!  Everyone had a great time!

The Holiday Party this year brought huge smiles, lots of interaction, friends enjoying friends, wonderful music (by Klassy K the DJ), and NON-STOP dancing!  Santa joined the party and had personalized gifts for EVERYONE and was the absolute best Santa anyone could ask for!  All who wanted had a picture with Santa on the new Polaroid camera and framed and decorated the picture to their liking!  The Door Prize Raffle was a blast, with amazing gifts for the winners!  The Ugly Sweater Contest gave everyone the opportunity to parade around the office showing off those sweaters!  What FUN!  The prizes for best ugly sweater were outstanding!  We even had a group of ELVES doing what elves do to help make the party a blast!  What a party, what a night!  You won't ever want to miss this one!  Many said they never saw so many SMILES!




The CSSI monthly event for November was a very festive Holiday Card making party. There was a huge turn out and lots of great conversations and laughs while everyone created festive holiday cards for their friends and loved ones. It was wonderful to see everyone's smiling faces together, enjoying the holiday cheer and talking about the excitement and fun to come this holiday season. Snacks were served to keep the party going and everyone took their cards home to send to their family members and friends. We are all looking forward to our next fun event, the Holiday Celebration!!


Our CSSI Halloween/Haunted House Party was a HUGE success!! It was attended by about 60 people, many of whom came in wonderful costumes!  All were greeted at the front porch with a decorated photo booth for a photo shoot, then into the scary haunted house!  After making it through the haunted house, all were greeted with a room filled with pumpkin decorating activities, photo frame decorating activities, walking tacos, hot apple cider, Halloween music and lots and lots of party socializing and dancing!  What a treat for us all!!  The costume contest winners were announced the following week, with prizes to be collected at the office.


Our September 2022 Hike at Bible Park


Our CSSI monthly event for September was a wonderful hike around the large and beautiful Bible Park. All participants arrived with their water, snacks, comfortable walking shoes, and a smile.  Everyone enjoyed the fresh air, the sun, and the fellowship. We were also able to witness some of the various activities at the park, such as a lacrosse practice taking place in one of the many fields. This event was a celebration of Winning. We enjoyed winning weather, winning fellowship and winning fun together. After completing our lap around the park everyone had the opportunity to sit and continue to enjoy their water and snacks. We took a group photo, and all participants earned a medal inscribed with the word “Winner”. We all walked away from this successful hiking event as winning examples of growing, learning, experiencing, and enjoying life.


CSSI Annual Picnic, August 2022


What a JOY to have our CSSI Annual Picnic once again!  The picnic had a great turnout and much FUN was had by all!  The food was delicious, and the activities were a blast!  People were lined up at the PHOTO booth to get pictures taken with family, friends and support personnel!  Winning prizes for events and getting a tattoo topped it off! The most special part was seeing everyone visit and enjoy each other's company!  The smiles and the laughter made the day!  We plan to return to our favorite 'UTAH PARK' next year so stay posted for more fun to come!



Our monthly event for June at CSSI was outdoor Bingo! This was hosted at our office’s front patio where everyone picked up their BINGO card and settled into their seats at the communal tables.  We served everyone a picnic dinner of sandwiches, fruit, chips, and water that we all enjoyed in between rounds of BINGO. Our entire Quality Assurance Department organized this event, with Associate Director, Nicki Smith as the official BINGO Number Caller. The Director, Adrianne Boyd and Manager, Christina Sawtelle were there as well to ensure the winners had a "good BINGO" and the lucky people all won a prize for each round!

We gave out many fun summer prizes and did a lot of different BINGO shapes at each round to keep things exciting.  The weather was great, and it was so nice to enjoy our event outside on a summer day.  There was a great turnout with a lot of excited participants.  Everyone had a great time, and we even had some double BINGO winners!”




Our Monthly Event for March at CSSI was an online cooking class! Participants tuned in on Zoom and together we all made loaded baked potatoes in our kitchens, YUM! We had a great turn-out of around 40 people who tuned in online.  Everyone picked up their ingredient kit from CSSI beforehand, which also included an apron and recipe card. Our class instructors went through the process step-by-step and we all enjoyed dinner together.  After making the loaded potatoes, everyone made an easy yogurt parfait with fruit for dessert. We all really enjoyed this new and fun event at CSSI and are looking forward to more great events in the future, especially as summer approaches! 

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