COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, January 5, 2016 – The Independence Center has teamed up with American Red Cross for three Winter Emergency Preparedness Training presentations to be given in the Pikes Peak Region. The first session for Colorado Springs residents will be held January 20, 2016 at The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 from 1:00–2:00 PM. Community members are invited to learn how to prepare well for winter weather. The second session for Teller and Park County residents will be held January 25, 2016 from 1:00–2:00 PM at the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado. The third session for rural residents in eastern counties will be held at the Paulson Senior Center at 205 5th St, Calhan, CO 80808 on January 29, 2016 from 1:00–2:00 PM. The presentations are free to residents. Residents who want to attend are encouraged to RSVP to lulam@the-ic.org.

About The Independence Center

The Independence Center is a local nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, and advocacy services for people with disabilities.  These services range from providing peer support, skills classes, and employment assistance to individual and systems advocacy. In addition, The IC runs a Certified Nurse Aide school to equip the area with qualified CNAs. The IC’s mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community to create independence so all may thrive.