Please join us for this 1-hour lecture next week and invite others (women AND men) to meet us there!
Dr. McDonald is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine Center. He has also worked with Project Brotherhood, a clinic that focuses on accessible and affordable healthcare for African American men on the South Side of Chicago which is where my husband was born and raised...
Future Choices staff was able to help people from various counties with different act of kindness. Each employee helped a person or a family such as paying a monthly electric bill, toys for Christmas, massages for women, purchased a Christmas tree and ornaments for a family and helped put the tree up and gave two individuals hygiene products. Each employee was creative with this event and we gave in different counties.
Jessie Nixon was one of 90 freshmen to begin classes in fall of 1923 at Ball State (known then as Indiana State Normal School - Eastern Division). She studied elementary education and worked toward a two-year degree and a provisional teaching certificate - a temporary license allowing her to teach in Indiana. According to state law, she could later seek a life certificate if she successfully met three criteria: possessed suitable character and fitness with proved competency, held a degree from an accredited institution and had taught for at least two years.
t looks like a real CVS Pharmacy, though you can't get your prescription filled there. But soon, one of the trainees in this mock store may be working at a CVS near you.
CVS Health has set up more than 30 job-training centers around the country to help people with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities prepare for full-time employment in retail and pharmacy-technician careers.
A Northern Indiana nonprofit that hosted a summer camp for people with disabilities since 1940 seeks donations to buy the camp's leased site.
Camp Millhouse Director Diana Breden says camp officials need $50,000 to secure a matching grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County to help buy the 45-acre wooded site just southwest of South Bend. More than $20,000 of that has been donated in the past week.
This briefing updates a previous analysis and explores the extent to which local government officials (LGOs) in Indiana are familiar with 2-1-1 information and referral service and what they think about the usefulness of the service.
In 2014, 626,000 Hoosiers contacted 211 to seek help with more than 700,000 needs and receiving nearly 1 million referrals to community resources. Of those who have used 211 services, 95 percent were satisfied with the help they received and 86 percent said their situation improved.
Only 39 percent of LGOs say they are aware of the service, although it is now available in all Indiana counties.
Awareness of the service is highest for LGOs from counties with the highest call volume per capita, more urban counties, and for township trustees, county commissions, and mayors.
Although only 14 percent of LGOs thought 211 services were very useful, close to half thought it was at least somewhat useful; this was particularly the case for township trustees.
Almost half (49 percent) of LGOs who were aware of the 211 service supported increasing local government funding for the service. Support was most widespread for LGOs who were very pessimistic about the direction of their communities.
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Future Choices Staff and Consumers this year were able to join fellow advocates and professionals at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities 23rd annual conference on December 4-5, 2017! This year’s conference, themed “Independence: Achieving the Good Life with Choice and Support” will take place at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis..
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, is National Voter Registration Day!!! Members of the Indiana Disability Network, the Indiana Institute, Indiana Disability Rights, and the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, encourage all Hoosiers to vote in the next election.
According to the Northwest Indiana Times, 481,235 registered voters were removed from Indiana's voter lists earlier this year. That means that nearly 10% of all registered voters are no longer registered to vote.
Visit Indiana Voters.com to check your registration. Name change? New address? Don’t worry, you can change that on the website, too. Indiana Disability Rights has put together a social media toolkit so you can encourage others to prepare to vote. We need to work together to ensure ALL #HoosiersVote #BecauseAdvocacy.
The 2017 Sock Hop hosted by the Bright Eyed Senior Program was a success on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Delaware County Senior Citizen Center. Members from the Delaware County Senior Center along with people from Hillcroft Services and Meridian Services came out to dance from music in the 50's and 60's. Light refreshments were served to the public. If you missed the Sock Hop this year make sure you come out next year for some great music and fun.
DELAWARE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
September 02, 2017
21st BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Matthew Robinette, left, reacts as a parade for his 21st birthday travels past his home. Hundreds turned out and the parade lasted for 90 minutes..
The NCIL Conference in Washington, D.C. was exciting for 2017. There was a great crowd and participation for the march to Capital Hill. Our staff marched to Capital Hill in full stride. The theme this year was "Revolution: A Global Independent Living Movement". The exhibitors, panel discussions, workshops were informative. The NCIL mission is to advance independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.
We are excited to share with you that our fundraising event, Dine for Seniors, is officially underway! We have gathered support from restaurants throughout our service area, and are happy to share with you that 14 restaurants will be participating in helping us raise funds for seniors in East Central Indiana. Attached to this email is a press release and coupon book and how you can help us make this event a success. These items are also on our website at www.lifestreaminc.org/dineforseniors.
We will need your support in helping us spread the word. Please forward this information along to anyone you believe will participate, and ‘share’ the event on Facebook. We hope to have as many people as possible ‘dining for seniors’ April 3 through April 9.
March is Disability Awareness Month. This year's Disability Awareness Month theme is "I'm Not Your Inspiration" - emphasizing that people with disabilities are people first. Often, people with disabilities who are successful, athletic, employed or simply good neighbors are put in the spotlight as an inspiration to others. While it can be difficult to navigate life with a disability, many people in the disability community would prefer to be acknowledged for the many real contributions they make and for a life well lived.
From the staff at Future Choices we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
December 03, 2016
UNIQUELY ME SHOWCASE
Future Choices came out to support 4 Girls By Girls annual Uniquely Me Showcase. There was a great turn out and all the young ladies did a great job that participated. Executive Director Beth Quarles was one of the judges for the showcase.
You Are Important is a campaign against diabetes. More details to come shortly. You are important is spnsored by the Indiana State Department of Health Governor's Council for People with Disabilities...
The NCIL Conference in Washington, D.C. was amazing this year. There was a great crowd and participation for the march to Capital Hill. The theme this year was "Solidarity Everybody In". The exhibitors, panel discussions, workshops were informative. The NCIL mission is to advance independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.
Our Bright Eyed Senior Program shared information Along with several other participants on June 10, 2016, at the Muncie Delaware Senior Center. We met with a lot of great people. We were able to network and talk with present collaborating agencies and meet new agencies.