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June and July Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and the extension at the end of the listing.

Liberty Home Choices: To enroll in LRI’s attendant agency, call Ext. 617

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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Nicole’s Place, open 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, 112 N. 8th Street, Second Floor, across from elevators/behind receptionist’s desk. Shop in LRI’s thrift store and support LRI’s programs. Donations for the store are also welcome.  Call Christine, Ext. 217.

ReTreads: By appointment only. Consumers may obtain free clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices.  ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Call Ext. 272, leave a message and someone will call you back to set up an appointment.

Peer Support: Connect with other disabled people one-on-one or in group settings. Call Bill ext. 197 or Morgan ext. 124.

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: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 12:30-4:30, Oliver Jordan Room.  Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI on a weekly basis. She is available to discuss issues consumers may be facing as it relates to employment discrimination and to provide discreet representation, such as assisting with accommodation requests and to preparing pro se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

Every Wednesday: Chair Yoga, Level 1 at 8:30am; Circuit Training #1 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Circuit Training #2 at 8:30am; Yoga Level 2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6: Math Class in ASL, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 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.

June 6: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor. Do you have any questions or issues with your home and community based services?  Would you simply like to be a part of a group that meets to discuss these services?  Would you be interested in learning the history of Liberty?  Join us!

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18: Basic Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

June 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

June 9 & 23:  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.

June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, and 25: MYPA (Managing Your Personal Assistant), 1:00-3:00 PM. Wade Blank Room A. 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.

June 14: ADAPT Fundraising, 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.

June 15:  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.

June 16:  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.

June 17: Disability Pride, Celebrate your difference! Celebrate the lives and contributions that disabled people make to the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Location Dilworth Plaza City Hall, 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. Call Alan 267-608-0913 or email him at adaptdan@yahoo.com.

June 20LRI’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.

June 21:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

June 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.

July 4: Independence Day, Liberty Closed.

July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

July 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

July 7 & 21:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

July 12:  ADAPT Fundraising, 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.

July 18:  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.

July 19:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

July 20:  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.

July 20:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 21:  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.

July 25: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor.  Do you have a question for PPL?  A PPL Representative will be joining our meeting.  If you would like to submit your question ahead of time please email it to adminsupportstaff@lcconnections.org

July 26:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

July 28: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Program, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Rooms. Call Nancy, Ext. 116.

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