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RESOURCE: Books on Tape/Audio or Braille

Hi everyone, thanks to COPCS for passing around the info below – super that this is available!

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.  

Please see link below to apply for service:

DABC Help Sheets Translated into 5 Languages

More great information from the DABC has been made more accessible to more people!

Dear Community Partner,

We have had two of our Help Sheets translated into five languages. The Help Sheets are:

 –  Help Sheet #14: Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Disability Tax Credit
Help Sheet #16: Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB

For more information, please see the attached Community Update.

Best regards,

Val Stapleton, Membership Outreach Coordinator
Jane Dyson, Executive Director

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SPOTLIGHT: New Resource in Kelowna!

Here is a great bit of info about a new resource available in Kelowna!  Thanks, COPCS, for sending this around.

Connections group therapeutic rec resource

Connections are group activities offered multiple times each week for neurodiverse adults.  The intent of Connections is to offer a wide assortment of fun, free, safe and age-appropriate educational events and activities that incorporate life-skill development, positive socialization, social interaction, special interest education, and therapeutic recreation.

Attending Connections, people can expect:

  • to get connected to like-minded, friendly, and pro-social peers in the community,
  • be part of a fun, safe, and inclusive space,
  • access activities otherwise unobtainable as a result of financial barriers,
  • to have education on important special interest topics,
  • to be involve in direct and indirect life-skill development.

Activities include, but not are not limited to: art projects, coffee socials, hikes, hockey games, group cooking, and educational workshops on topics that interest the group

OKANAGAN: Aging Event – Nov. 2

There is an Aging Event at UBC Okanagan taking place on November 2 to launch new CLBC aging resources – see you there!

 

CLBC is hosting an event on October 26th  to build a better understanding of aging. The event is geared towards CLBC staff, self advocates, their families and support networks, service providers and health care practitioners.   We will be launching our aging tool kit to support self-advocates, their family members and support networks so people can have the best outcomes as they age. Our tool kit consists of:

•            a new website called, Aware, Share, Care;

•            a book of stories that celebrate aging; and,

•            a planning guide for families, care providers, personal support networks and other supporters of adults with developmental disabilities who are getting older. 

Please see the poster for further information at:  http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Kelowna-Vernon-Aging-Poster.pdf

The poster is also attached.  If you have any questions please email: CLBCaging@gov.bc.ca

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KELOWNA: CoolArts Fundraiser – Pub Night tonight WEDNESDAY OCT. 18

From Rena at CoolArts:

Hello Artists and Friends,

Just a reminder that Wednesday night is our Pub Night Fundraiser.
Tickets are only $15. Choice of beef, chicken or veggie burger and drink.

There will be art and card sales and 50/50 draw.

To purchase or reserve tickets, email info@coolarts.ca

Hope to see you there.

Rena Warren
Artistic & Program Director
Cool Arts Society

250-899-6381
www.coolarts.ca
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