February 1: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, How your services may be affected and how to be your own advocate. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.
February 1, 8, 15 & 22: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.
February 1, 8, 15 & 22, March 1 & 8: MYPA (Managing Your Personal Assistant), 1:00-3:00 PM. Working with an attendant can pose some challenging situations. Learn how to direct your own care effectively by understanding your attendant care service (your role and responsibilities). Learn the communication tools and techniques proven to maintain a respectful and professional working relationship between you and your attendant(s). Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.
February 1, 8, 15 & 22, March 1 & 8: Personal Resources Management, 1:00-3:00 PM. Any consumer who wishes to live independently needs to know how to handle their money. They will learn how to develop a budget, safe use of debit and credit cards, check writing and other methods of bill paying, and how to shop wisely. Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.
February 2, 9, 16 & 23, March 2 & 9: Health & Wellness, 1:00-3:00 PM. As adults, we tend to take very good care of our aging parents and our children, but don’t necessarily take good care of ourselves. Staying well is a full-time job! Learn how you can maintain good physical and mental health through everyday practice and regular testing. Do you know what goes into a good Home First-Aid Kit? Find out and make your own in this class! Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.
February 3: Soul Food Fundraiser, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM in Skills Training Kitchen. Platters are $12. Please see menu on last page.
February 3 & 17: Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room. Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.
February 7, 14, 21 & 28, March 7 & 14: Social Communication Skills, 1:00-3:00 PM. One of the more difficult aspects of living in the community for consumers is developing relationships and learning how to communicate their thoughts and needs. Self-esteem, assertiveness, and the many different methods of communication are discussed. Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.
February 8: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out! Vegetarian lasagna and garlic bread made by Fran Fulton. Just $7. Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.
February 8: Policy Posse, 2:00-4:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Campaigning for healthcare Defending the Affordable Care Act. Join the revolution. Call Alan, Ext. 309.
February 10 & 24: Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided. Call Harry, 215-600-1536.
February 14: Valentine’s Day Social, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B. Come mingle with consumers and talk about loving ourselves first. Light Refreshments will be served. To RSVP for this event contact Pearl ext. 319.
February 21: LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.
February 15: Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.
February 16: Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.
February 17: Support Group for Disabled Women over 40, 1:00-2:30 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Pearl Ext. 319.
February 17: Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B. LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.
February 22: SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion. Refreshments!! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.