IFB Beat – Week of November 27, 2023

A Message from the Editor

As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, lets remember the words of William Arthur Ward “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

Anastasia Powell

IFB Solutions Communications Manager

apowell@ifbsolutions.org | 336-245-5698

Quick Links:

New this Week

Reminder: Trans-Aid Bus Pass Update – Winston-Salem Facility
See what S.E.E. is Doing
Adult Support Group Meetings
CLVC Item of the Week

From Our Community

Insider Corner

HR and Opportunities

Reminder: 2024 Health Savings Account Open Enrollment Closes Friday, December 1
New Job Openings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links


Reminder: Trans-Aid Bus Pass Update – Winston-Salem Facility

Effective immediately, if you need a Trans-Aid bus pass, please see Canteen Associate Claudia Molinero during your second break. She will be available in the cafeteria for the purchase of all bus passes. Exact change is preferred. Please note: HR no longer distributes these passes.


See what S.E.E. is Doing

S.E.E. students enjoy their thanksgiving meal.

The S.E.E. kids and staff enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal together around the table in the schoolhouse. Everyone helped put on the tablecloth, set the table, peel the potatoes, preheat the oven, spray the baking sheet to place the rolls on, and open the cans of green beans and corn. We seasoned the turkey, stuffing, and gravy with rosemary grown in our own raised garden. After pumpkin pie with Cool Whip, everyone helped to clean up the kitchen. We left with full tummies and feelings of thankfulness.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

  • Monday, November 27 Guide Dog support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room
  • Tuesday, November 28 Glaucoma support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room


CLVC Item of the Week:

2024 Jumbo Print Calendar with Pen

2024 Jumbo Print Calendar with Pen for $9.95
This spiral-bound giant print 2024 calendar opens to show the whole month of days, dates, and holidays. Featuring easy-to-see large print bold, black numbers on white background with room to make notes in each box. This low vision calendar also includes pages for users to write notes and track appointments at the top of each page.

If you are interested in purchasing Low Vision Equipment through our Loan Program (3rd Party), please contact a Low Vision Coordinator for assistance.


From Our Community

Insider Corner

This section is edited by Faith Harding. Reach out to her at fharding@ifbsolutions.org

Greetings Family!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

We can all fall into the motions of life, trying something exciting can be just the spice you need. Each human life has the potential to be dramatic, thrilling, and awe-inspiring. Our lives are, in truth, ours to design. We can create an exciting life by simply doing what excites us whenever the opportunity presents itself. Your passions may ebb and flow, and what excites you one year may not excite you the next, but when you make excitement a regular part of your existence, life becomes more fun and more fulfilling. Daily OM.

Find Good Deals at Haynes Brands Community Product Sale

This year, we are in a larger location to bring you more products and better service! Come join us in supporting our community. This is a great opportunity to stock up on items for the entire family from Champion, Hanes, Bali and Maidenform, at super great deals.

• Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building Main entrance East Gate
• Address: 2886 SHOREFAIR DR.
• When: Friday, Dec 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Free Parking

Come out and get great deals while supporting your community. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Winston-Salem YWCA and the United Way of Forsyth County.

Conclusion of Glimpse Into Asheville

Winter Robinson has taken us to museums and unique stores, now let us explore her final destinations. For part 1, click here; for part 2, click here.

Is live music your thing? Asheville is home to many musicians playing along the streets of downtown providing fantastic ambiance and beautiful atmosphere. Looking for a more interactive experience? Check out the drum circle which usually meets on Fridays during April to October. This wonderful event takes place in a local downtown park and allows visitors the chance to bring their drum and play along. Full of wonder and excitement, this drum circle is sure to hit the right beat.

Not too keen on standing around outside? Try the many bars and clubs scattered throughout the city. Weinhaus or Cork and Keg’s brilliant rhythm will get you moving and grooving to some amazing bluegrass sounds.

Music not your thing? Then, experience the Asheville Pinball Museum. Home too classic and modern pinballs, this outstanding collection includes such greats as the Ghostbuster pinball, Evel Knievel, and Revenge of Mars. They have old Bally machines like Harlem Globetrotters and cool Williams machines with the bells and original sounds still intact. Their wonderful sister location downstairs called The Amazing Poster Vault, sells not only posters, but they have old video games to play as well as a lunchbox hall of fame.

While visiting the pinball museum, it’s recommended to have a visual guide with you. There are certain display only pinballs. The Pinball Museum is 30 dollars for two people. Cost reduces to 20 dollars if purchasing a 5 dollar admission from the Poster Vault. Acceptance into the Pinball Museum allows you to play all the games available except display machines. The following Beatles Beeetlemainia, Godzilla, and Star Wars Pod racers are 50 cents each to play in addition to the entrance fee.

In conclusion, enjoy music on the streets for free. Donations of gratitude are always accepted. Have a good time dancing at Cork and Keg for only 7 dollars. When you’re hungry, food prices can range from Buxton’s Chicken Palace $11 chicken club to the rather lavish Gemellis Café, where a scrumptious Irish coffee is only 11 dollars. Or for only 8 dollars you can get interesting gifts from Madame Clutterbuckets shop.

So, explore Asheville on for size. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend, move for IFB, or venture somewhere else besides Biltmore, give this wonderful place a chance you won’t regret it.

Have an amazing week!



HR & Opportunities

Reminder: Open Enrollment for 2024 Flex Spending Accounts Closes Friday, December 1st

2024 Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment will be open in Paycom beginning November 20th through December 1st – log in to your account to complete the process. Please note that to be eligible for FSA you must have 1 year of full-time service at IFB Solutions.

What is FSA Medical: Allows you to pay for qualified out-of-pocket expenses, such as:

  • Medical expenses, like monthly supplies and over-the-counter products
  • Copayments / insurance deductibles / prescription medications / eyeglasses

FSA Dependent Care: Allows you to pay for qualified out-of-pocket expenses, such as:

  • Before or after school programs / childcare / day camp / preschool / au pair
  • Custodial elder care (work-related) / adult day care center

Questions? Reach out to IFB Solutions Benefits Supervisor Ciara Frenette at cfrenette@ifbsolutions.org.


New Job Announcements

For all current openings, visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909


For information about any employment opportunities with IFB Solutions please contact Brent Burkholder at bburkholder@ifbsolutions.org or X5611.


Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


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