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Get Healthy Philly Video

Members of LRI’s Wellness Rising program participated in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health‘s video as part of their initiative: Get Healthy Philly. Check it out here and take a Movement Break!

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Missing Deaf Woman

46-year-old Ahalieme Barksdale-Bey, who is deaf, was last seen leaving her home at 2009 Bainbridge Street on Dec. 7 around 1:30 p.m., and is still missing. If you know anything, contact South Detectives at 215-686-3013.…/ahalieme-barksdale-bey-…/

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Accessibility Info about Women’s March in Philly

Planning on attending the Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018 this Saturday? Here is some accessibility information about the event:

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Important info about SEPTA for Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens
With a valid ID, senior citizens age 65 and older ride free at all times on all SEPTA Transit Routes (Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur Line, Market Frankford Line/Norristown High Speed Line). In addition, seniors pay just a $1 fare on Regional Rail for travel within Pennsylvania, and receive 50 percent off the weekday fare for travel to/from New Jersey and Delaware.

As of Jan. 16, 2018:

  • Medicare Cards and Railroad Retirement Cards will no longer be accepted for senior rides.
  • SEPTA will continue to accept Pennsylvania Driver/Non-Driver Licenses with magnetic stripes.
  • Paper Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards will also continue to be accepted for senior rides until further notice.

Seniors who have not yet signed up to get their new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card can do so at the local offices of their state senators and representatives, or at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia. Same-day cards can also be issued at SEPTA Headquarters and at Suburban Station’s Accessible Travel Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To receive a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card, applicants must fill out an application and show one of the following forms of identification: Pennsylvania Driver/Non-Driver License; Birth Certificate; Baptismal Certificate; Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly); Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration; Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers; Resident Alien Card; Passport/Naturalization Papers. For more information or questions about the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID, visit, or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.

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MLK Weekend Events

There are several accessible and free events in Philly this weekend that celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inclusive legacy:

What: Community Film Screening of Flesh and Blood & Cheri Honkala’s (anti-poverty advocate) Fundraiser Birthday Bash! Panel following film with Darlene Elias, Cheri Honkala, Guillermo Santos, Edgardo Gonzalez, and Galen Tyler
When: Friday, January 12 at 7pm
Location: Taller Puertorriqueno, 2600 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Admission: Donation of any amount

What: Exhibition of photos by Harvey Finkle of the Poor People’s Economic Human Right’s Campaign’s retracing of Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s March from Marks, MS to Washington, DC, twelve years ago
When: Sunday, January 14 at 3pm
Location: Greater Impact Worship Center, 2431 N. 6th Street, Phila PA 19133

What: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign
When: Monday, January 15 at 3pm
Location: Teach-in and march starting at 6th & Cumberland St.
Marching to PPEHRC office at 3552 N. 6th Street, Phila, PA 19140 from Greater Impact Worship Center 2431 N. 6th Street, Phila PA 19133

MLK Weekend

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January Food Pantry

Food Pantry

LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until the food supply is exhausted.

First come first served.

The Food Pantry is open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Second Floor.

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The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

Last night’s Golden Globes focused on sexual harassment and introduced the new movement #TimesUp, which raises awareness about the issue, as well as funds for legal services to support people who have been harassed.

While this movement is great and beneficial for victims of harassment, NPR‘s article titled “The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About” focuses on people with Intellectual Disabilities and how many times their traumatic experience with harassment is overlooked:

“NPR obtained unpublished Justice Department data on sex crimes. The results show that people with intellectual disabilities — women and men — are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities.”

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The Caregiver Project

Pig Iron Theatre Company is creating a play about the work of Attendant Care or Caregiving. They have been talking to people who care for their relatives, professional Home Health Aides, Social Services Staff, Hospice Workers, and Childcare Providers to hear their stories and perspectives. They want to invite you to be part of this conversation and help them create the play.

There are opportunities to be involved at all levels: from sharing your experiences and helping create content to performing in the play yourself (paid positions available).


Caregiver Project

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from LRI! Check out this article by The Nation, which names National ADAPT and Disability Action for America Most Valuable Grassroots Activism!…/the-2017-progressive-honor-roll/

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Deaf Advocacy Holiday Party

Enjoy some pictures from the Deaf Advocacy and Outreach Department’s Holiday Party!

If you would like more information about the services provided for deaf and hard of hearing consumers, visit our website:

Or contact Harry Barnum: 215-634-2000 ext. 792,


Christmas party 1 Christmas party 2 Christmas party 3 Christmas party 4

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