Events

A Perfect Evening for a One Night Stand

Come join in an evening of food and laughter with The Comedians with Disabilities Act (CWDA) as they perform A Perfect Evening for a One Night Stand. CWDA has performed at colleges and comedy clubs across the country, including such famous venues as San Francisco’s Punchline and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.  The San Francisco Examiner called them “the most unconventional comics to ...

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The Ever Widening Circle and Nina G.

It’s time, once again for the annual Ever Widening Circle & Policy Summit, presented by the World Institute on Disability (WID).   This day long discussion of disability-related issues also features a very special lunchtime interlude–a performance by comedian and disability activist Nina G. Neil Jacobson will deliver the keynote address, “Take Charge for Change”.  Neil is the founder and CEO ...

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Second Annual Fitness Fair – June 7

Fitness and disability are not mutually exclusive.  Come to the Second Annual Fitness Fair and discover fun fitness exercises that can work with your individual body’s needs.  Most people who came last year were surprised at how much they could do! Or you can just watch.  Either way it will be fun. Sponsored by the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Accessible Home

Frank Lloyd Wright considered the Laurent House in Rockford, IL, one of the most significant buildings he ever designed, calling it “my little gem”.  Decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disability’s Act (ADA), Wright designed a fully accessible home for Kenneth Laurent, a paraplegic, and his wife Phyllis. “Ken Laurent always said that the house allowed him to focus ...

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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 information and to sign up.

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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 home AND be able to afford it. This accessible home ownership seminar will be presented by two experts in their respective fields: ...

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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 upon us who live in warmer areas to help out now.  Donors of all blood types are needed, but there is ...

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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 Berkeley professor and author of Propaganda In The Helping Professions, will be discussing “How Not to be Bamboozled in Making ...

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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 all of your medications to make sure they are safe together. Immunize you with the seasonal flu and pneumococcal vaccines. ...

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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 as a safety tool Deal effectively with verbal aggression Get help – and persist until you get it The workshop ...

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