I want this painted on my outside office wall – please, someone!!

At Adult Life Training, Inc. our mission – our vision – is to take people out of their comfort zone, out of their habits of generational social dependency, out of their contentment with handouts – is to take them higher into a new place they have never dared hope they can experience: a place where they have real job skills that are worthy of real pay that they earned, not that they hob nosed and manipulated their way into getting. Our job is to help them see themselves as something far more than they had ever dreamed they could possibly become.

This picture captures the spirit of what we do. My (thus far) unpainted office wall needs something that speaks the things that we do to everyone who walks by. I want this picture painted across the entire wall – a mural so huge it cannot be missed.

And Mr. Musk: thank-you for inspiring us all to soar a little higher with your vision to enable people to settle on other planets. You’ve come a long way from your childhood in South Africa. Iron Man would be proud. And maybe he would photo bomb this … just because, well because he can.

Free Planners for Schools!

Today in email from Passion Planner, the company from which we get our planners for training in personal goal and time literacy.

One of our goals for 2018 is to create as much positive change as we can in the lives of students. We hope to do this by connecting with different schools around the nation through our Free Planners for Schools program. We would love to provide you and your students with a life-changing tool that promotes success—for free.

Do you work at a school? Are you a student or teacher? Apply to let us know how you believe your school will benefit from Passion Planner and we will ship your school free 2018 planners, no matter where you are in the nation!

The application period closes on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST.
Chosen applicants will be contacted between February 26, 2018 and March 2, 2018.

Questions? Email us at support@passionplanner.com!

We’ll Be Passionate about our aide’s success this year

GREAT NEWS! We are a recipient of the Passion Planner “Get One Give One” grant this year!

Instead of continuing to wander aimlessly through life our aides will be learning to budget their time and recognize, express, and achieve their own personal life goals using the Passion Planner tool.

Thank-you to all who have already purchased their Passion Planner this year: your purchase enabled Passion Planner to empower our Senior Aide’s to take more control of their lives and become more important contributors to our local community! Passion Planner has many gorgeous planners available so if you do not yet have your planner, we suggest that you get one of these awesome life tools to conquer your “Analysis Paralysis” and become a more potent element in achieving your dreams. READY TO JOIN THE #PASHFAM? Get your Passion Planned today!


Many people use a day planner of some sort to keep on top of their schedule. They’ll pay $50 or more for a Day Timer, or maybe a little less for some off brand.

Few people know about the awesome Passion Planner that I use and teach in class, which I get from passionplanner.com.

My planner differs from the mundane rank and file planners in that it asks me questions every month to help me think about what my goals are and to take steps so that I achieve my goals.

The gal who dreamed up this amazing tool has this to say about it:

Analysis paralysis. That was the feeling that spiraled me into a strange, post-grad depression and the problem that I wanted to help people overcome.

I decided to make a tool that helped people clearly define their personal goals and dreams and put them at the forefront of their attention, a planner was the PERFECT solution. Passion Planner helps people break down their long and short terms goals into more actionable steps and gives them a place to incorporate these steps into their daily lives.

Passion Planner is usually competitively priced and available in two sizes, and many colors, but now you can get the Academic version for FIVE DOLLARS ($5). That is right, it’s five bucks for a 2018 Academic Version Passion Planner, at least until they are sold out. Seriously! You can’t get a cheap knock-off at the dime store for five bucks!

If you use a planner or never tried one before and want to start hitting life like a boss, if you want 2018 to be the year that you finally get somewhere, I suggest that you try the technique that we teach in classes at Adult Life Training: use a Passion Planner to think about what you want to become and then plan steps to just do it! Plus it is a very classy looking planner – people will notice this piece of art when you carry it!

So this can be YOUR YEAR for five bucks! Break away from the pack and become awesome! Get your Passion Planner as I did and get started on reaching those goals you always dreamed about but never quite reached. Make this YOUR year.

Please have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

John D. Nash, CEO

Adult Life Training, Inc.

P.S.   Oh, also, if you just want to download their planner for free, they give directions here.

Public Notice Regarding Renewal of the Aged & Disabled Waiver

Sample Medicare Card as of year 2018

Sample Medicare Card as of year 2018

This just in from fssa@subscriptions.in.gov

January 31, 2018

In accordance with public notice requirements established at 42 CFR 447.205, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) and the Division of Aging (DA) intend to submit a proposed renewal to the Aged and Disabled Waiver (A&D) waiver and an updated version of the A&D waiver-specific Statewide.

The A&D waiver provides Medicaid home and community-based services to participants in a range of community settings as an alternative to care in a nursing facility for adults and persons of all ages with a disability.

The upcoming renewal includes information regarding a 50% provider reimbursement rate increase for monthly case management services effective July 1, 2018. The case management service will be renamed “care management” and the service definition will be updated to read: “Care Management is a process of assessment, discovery, planning, facilitation, advocacy, collaboration, and monitoring of the holistic needs of each individual, regardless of funding sources.”

Fiscal Impact (in millions):

Federal Budget Impact: FFY 2018 $1.12 FFY 2019 $6.89
State Budget Impact: FFY 2018 $0.59 FFY 2019 $3.55

The 30 day public comment period for the A&D renewal will run January 31, 2018, through March 2, 2018. Comments may be emailed to DAComments@fssa.IN.gov or mailed to the address below:

FSSA–Division of Aging
RE: A&D Renewal Public Comment
402 West Washington Street, Room W454 P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207