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February Events

APPRISE

The PA State Health Insurance Assistance Program has counselors to help with Medicare Savings.  Call an Independent Living Specialist at Ext. 325 and mention “APPRISE” for more information.

Liberty Home Choices:

To enroll in LRI’s attendant agency, call Ext. 617.

Nicole’s Place

Open for ALL to purchase items for affordable prices J What you will find in the store: Clothes, Purses/Bags, Jewelry/Watches, Shoes, Household Items, Knickknacks, Art Pieces. All proceeds go directly back towards helping consumers live independently in the community.  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.  Any questions call Shawn Ext. 245

Peer Support

Connect with other disabled people one-on-one or in group settings. Call Bill Ext. 197 or Morgan Ext. 124

ReTreads

Consumers may obtain free, clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices. ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Walk-ins welcome, or call Brandon at ext. 272 to set up an appointment.

Computer and Videophone

Liberty Resources has a computer and a Videophone that consumers can use Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. They are located on the 6th floor.

Every Tuesday

Circuit Training #1 at 4:30 PM in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Wednesday

Chair Yoga at 8:30 AM; Circuit Training #2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Wednesday

Legal Advocacy – Temple University’s Law School provides free advice and representation for Consumers on general legal problems. To schedule an appointment, call 215-204-1800.

Every Thursday

Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10:00 AM to Noon. Please attend to let Council members know people with disabilities are concerned about issues affecting the city and our Community. Call Harry, 215-600-1536 (VP).

Every Thursday

Yoga on the Mat at 3:30 PM in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

 

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

SEPTA @1234 Market Street, 11th Floor, 12-12:30 PM questions from the public are answered. 12:30-2:30 PM Updates about Septa and CCT operations are discussed. Consumer attendance is strongly encouraged. Any questions about these meetings. Please call Shawn Ext. 245.

February 1, 8, 15, & 22

Math Class in ASL, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

February 2 & 16

American Government in American Sign Language Class, 2:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Objective: Understanding how the government works. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Patrick, 267-439-4757.

February 2 & 16:

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

Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Wade Blank A Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

February 7

Eviction focus group, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Wade Blank Room B. Do you have an experience with an eviction and are willing to tell your story.

Call Lauren, Ext. 123.

February 9 & 23

Deaf Matters, 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, 1:00-4:00 PM, Wade Blank Room.

February 10

Mama Chronicles, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.   A new group for Disable Mothers.  Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

 February 13

Men with Disabilities Peer Support Group Every 2nd Tuesday of month, 2:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank B.  Are you a man with a disability?  Come to our Peer support group to discuss a wide variety of topics related to men with disabilities.  Age 18 and over.  If you need an interpreter please contact Rodney, Ext. 299.

February 14

ADAPT Fundraising Lunch, 12:00 PM until sold out!  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 15, 22 & March 1

Health and Wellness and Cooking! 11:00 AM-1:00 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. Learn how to prepare a healthy meal in our accessible kitchen!  Register Now! Please call Morgan Ext. 124 and Rodney Ext. 299.

February 16

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 20

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 20, 27 & March 3, 16

Managing your Personal Assistant (MYPA). 1:00-3:00PM. Wade Blank Room A. This four-week Independent Living Skills Training Class will help you learn how to be in control of your own services and how to direct your attendant to meet your needs. Topics include Understanding Your Personal Assistance Services; Communication Skills; Home and Fire Safety; Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation and the Skills you will need if you choose to recruit, hire and, if necessary, fire your own attendant. To register call Shawn, Ext 245.

February 21

Consumer Connections, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  *Change to schedule- this group now meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

February 21

Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

February 28

SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

 TUTORING- If you are interested in setting up a one on one tutoring session for Basic Math, Basic English or GED skills please contact Lauren Alden at x123.

Is there a Skills Training Class of interest to you that Liberty does not offer?  If so we are taking suggestions.  Please contact Lauren at x123 or laurenalden@libertyresources.org

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