Citizens Project has been working with a coalition of community groups to discuss how we can increase voter turnout and make the election process easier for citizens. In the coming months, we will be holding a series of community meetings to gather input on some ideas.
CycleDifferent (AngleTech Cycles) will present a number of adaptive bicycles, available for display and test driving on Wednesday, March 19 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at The Independence Center.
Halfway through the week, and we’re getting to know yet another Independence Center staff member. Our Who Works Here Wednesday star this week is Paul, our Information & Referral Specialist. He works so hard, plus you can always count on him for a good laugh!
The Independence Center’s Board is seeking diverse membership for the Program Committee. The purpose of the Program Committee is to ensure services and programs offered by The IC are effective and offered in an accessible manner in both the Center and community.
From replacing a short drive with a healthy walk to exploring all there is to see on a bike, Colorado Springs values the active transportation of its citizens. To further enhance safe and healthy mobility throughout the city, the City of Colorado Springs has created the Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC). What is “Active Transportation?” It includes all physical, non-motorized travel: walking, hiking, bicycling, running, long boarding, and so on. We are seeking advocates of all areas of interest to advise the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) on the best opportunities for improving the connectivity and development of its non-motorized facilities.
The goal of caregiving is to help someone maintain an independent lifestyle as long as possible. Being a successful caregiver means finding a balance between providing care and helping the care receiver to be as independent as possible.
It’s that time of the week again! We are highlighting the star of our recent commercial, Lisa! Get to know Lisa better and check her out in our commercial!
An EBD (elderly, blind & disabled) stakeholder group has been created to review the service options being considered by the Waiver Simplification subcommittee of the Community Living Advisory Group.
She’s fun, she’s quirky and she will always make you smile. She’s our Intake, Referral and Outreach Specialist, Kathy!
General building contractors interested in helping individuals with disabilities improve the accessibility and safety of their homes have the opportunity to attend The Independence Center’s Medicaid Home Modifications workshop. The workshop will be held on Monday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Independence Center and will focus on helping contractors through the certification process. The Medicaid Home Modification program is available to qualified individuals who need help making their houses safer, more accessible, and easier to get around in. Typical modifications include entry ramps, widened doorways, hand rails, grab bars, and bath or kitchen alterations for ease of use. Medicaid funds are used to pay for materials and labor to make these modifications.
Community Health Partnership, LiveWell Colorado Springs and The Independence Center are proud to bring you another year of the Health Equity Learning Series! You are invited to join us for a live broadcast of the first event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, with a presentation by Angela Glover Blackwell. Lunch will be provided.
Today for our Who Works Here Wednesday spotlight, we are getting to know Judy K. from our HR department. You can always count on having a good laugh with Judy!
This is a very important part of the year for funding our Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) through tax check off contributions. Colorado residents are able to make voluntary contributions when they file their Colorado state income tax return.
Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age.There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today.
We can’t stress enough how important this Who Works Here Wednesday star is. She is Katey, our Home Health Administrator, and she is amazing!
This is a piece regarding people with disabilities, employment, and the question of why some individuals with disabilities choose to work and others choose not to. This was written by our own CEO, Patricia Yeager while obtaining her doctorate and wanted to share!
Our own Patricia Yeager was featured in the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s One on One column. Learn about her past, interests, favorite parts of the job and her passion for the disability community.
Mountain Metro is proposing a number of service changes to take effect March 30, 2014.
Are you interested in becoming more active? Everyone deserves to be an athlete, regardless of physical capabilities. The Colorado Springs Amateur Association Sled Hockey Program is a great way to get active and be involved in the community.
Today we are looking at one of The IC’s most popular staff members! Our Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator Wendy is amazing at what she does! Let’s get to know her a little better!
Below is a testimonial from one individual who utilized our Person-Centered Learning program here at The IC. We thank Ralph for sharing his story and allowing us to share it with others.
What does it mean to Pay it Forward? Basically, it’s spreading kindness in the hopes that others will share it as well. To start, do three big favors for three other people. Something that they couldn’t or wouldn’t do for themselves. From there, encourage the people who participate to Pay it Forward to three more people.
Cathy Strode is the Director of Marketing for The Independence Center. A communications professional, she is a former television news reporter and an award-winning writer and documentary producer. One of her programs entitled "The Healing Touch" was a finalist at the New York Film Festival. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations. Former owner of CCMedia Communications, she has extensive experience developing promotional and advocacy campaigns for nonprofit organizations statewide.
Below is a third-person testimonial from an individual who was a recipient of our Person-Center Learning program. His description of his time with The Center and what he has accomplished since he began tutoring is heart-warming, motivational and should inspire those individuals who are questioning the need for educational help.
This list has the Watch, Warning, and Advisory criteria for Colorado east of the Continental Divide. Save this list for use throughout the winter.