Category Archives: Events

Online Career Expo – April 23

GettingHired.com is holding an accessible online job fair on April 23.  The Expo enables you to directly connect with employers who are actively looking to expand and/or diversify their workforce to include people with disabilities.  Here’s the link for more … Continue reading

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Accessible Home Ownership Seminar

If you tend to think you’ll never be able to afford to own a home or that you couldn’t find a home that meets your accessibility needs, this free seminar is for you.  Come learn how to find an accessible … Continue reading

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Blood Donations Needed

Severe winter weather across much of the U.S. in the first week of the year had a significant impact on the Red Cross’s ability to collect blood.  Nearly 320 blood drives were cancelled–the equivalent of about 9,300 blood and platelet donations. So it’s incumbent … Continue reading

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How Not to be Bamboozled in Making Life Affecting Decisions

In older age, health issues can become overwhelming. Sometimes decisions need to be made in crisis situations, decisions that can define a person’s quality of life. Sifting through information to sort truth from propaganda is especially important at these times. Eileen Gambrill, UC … Continue reading

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Free Health Fair for Seniors and Medicare Beneficiaries

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 16, when there will be a free health fair for seniors and Medicare beneficiaries.  At the fair, student pharmacists from University of Pacific will: Evaluate your Medicare Part D plan, and potentially save you money. Review … Continue reading

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Safety and Self-Defense Workshop

Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living (CIL) is hosting a workshop on Safety and Self-Defense for seniors and people with disabilities.  Participants will be taught how to: Assess situations and respond quickly Project awareness and confidence Stop unwanted attention Use voice … Continue reading

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Disability Cinemas

Break out the popcorn.  Disability cinemas are coming to the Bay Area. First off, on Saturday, October 12, Superfest International, the longest running disabilities film festival, promises a fun evening filled with laughter and entertainment.  New this year is an award called … Continue reading

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Paralympic Sports in Berkeley

Come join in the Berkeley paralympic festivities at Opening Day 2013, conducted by the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP).  Watch or join in sports such as wheelchair basketball, goalball, adaptive cycling, and power soccer. Event Schedule: 10:00 am – Welcome … Continue reading

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Housing Workshop 101

If finding suitable housing is a concern of yours, you should know about the Housing Workshop 101 offered by the Center for Independent Living (CIL).  Conducted by Housing Consultant Max Dolan, some of the topics covered include: Housing subsidy information … Continue reading

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Healthy Computing

Computers have evolved from from the salvation for people with disabilities to the cause of many disabling conditions. Our current computer-laden work and school environments have the potential to significantly damage our bodies. It is critical that we establish new … Continue reading

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