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September Events

Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Just a friendly reminder that we are still surveying for your satisfaction of services. Consumers will be randomly selected to receive either a paper or phone survey. You do not have to participate but those who do, will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Quality Management, Mang Shaper, at 215-634-2000 ext. 198.

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.

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.

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. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.  Any questions call Chris Ext. 217

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-Wednesday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM and Thursday–Friday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Walk-ins welcome, or call Brandon at ext. 272 to set up an appointment.

Every Tuesday: Circuit Training #1 at 4:30m 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 8:30am; 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 Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10 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 2nd Thursday of the month: @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 Chris Ext. 217

Every Thursday:  Yoga on the Mat at 3:30pm 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 Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10 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).

Social Group will reopen on Wednesday September  27  12:00-2:00 PM: Liberty Resources Wednesday Social Group will be closed from August 23 thru September 6, Enjoy the rest of your summer!! Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

September 28: English in American Sign Language Class, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Objective: Improving Reading/Writing Skills (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Patrick, 267-439-4757.

September 29:  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.

September  26, October 3, 10 & 17: Introduction to American Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call John, 267-314-8689.

September  28, October 5, 12 & 19: 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 John, 267-314-8689.

September 29:  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.

September 27:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

October 3, 10 & 17: Introduction to American Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call John, 267-314-8689.

October 4, 11, 18 & 25: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

October 5 & 19: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 1:30-4:30 PM, Oliver Jordan Room. Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI. 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 preparing PRO Se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

October 5 & 12: Financial Management, Handling Your Money to Cover All of Your needs, Working within a limited income is not easy, to say the least.  In this class you will learn about different banking options, how to create your own budget, and how to keep your money and personal information safe and how to shop wisely.  To register call Lauren, Ext 123.

October 5, 12, 19 & 26: English in American Sign Language Class, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Objective: Improving Reading/Writing Skills (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Patrick, 267-439-4757.

October 5, 12 & 19: 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 John, 267-314-8689.

October 6 & 20:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

October 6 & 20:  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.

October 10, 24, 31 and November 7: Managing your Personal Assistant (MYPA) 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 Lauren, Ext 123.

October 11:  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.

October 13:  Mama Chronicles, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.   A new group for Disable Mothers.  Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

October 13:  MEDICARE 101, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Wade Blank Room A. An Apprise Agent will be here to present on Medicare.  Call Lauren, Ext. 123.

October 13 & 27:  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.

October 17:  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.

October 18:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

October 19: This year’s Taste of Independence will be held on October 19th from 6:00-8:30pm at the Sheraton Inn Society Hill. Tickets are $60 for Consumers and Staff, and additional tickets are $125. Contact Mary Jo Rohrer at 215-634-2000 ext. 322 or maryjorohrer@libertyresources.org for more info.

October 20: Consumer Connections, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  *Change to schedule- this group now meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

October 20: 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.

October 25:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

Please be sure to look out for upcoming Trainings and Events:

Estate Planning (Special Needs Trust)

PA ABLE (Savings program)

The PA Voter registration deadline ends October 10, 2017.  You can register online at https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/voters/registering-to-vote

or come to Liberty and pick up a registration form.  To find out if your polling place is accessible (and where to go if not) check out: https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/voters/polling-place-accessibility

Or call the Independent Living Services Department at 215.634.2000 x325

 

  Protect your personal information!

To learn more about the Equifax Data breach and to see what you can do to protect yourself go to:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do

 

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