Compass Group

Join us for our Compass Group Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2-3:30 PM , a monthly peer support group for people with disabilities to chart their course for living more independently.  Join us and discuss the MBTA fare hikes and service cuts and how  they are affecting you! The group is held at the ILCNSCA office at 27 Congress Street Suite 107 Salem, MA.

 

 

For information or to RSVP, please call Grant Murphy at 978-741-0077 x130, or email gmurphy@ilcnsca.org with Compass Group in the subject line.

 

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate those with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. Photos may be taken at this group.

 

ILCNSCA is partially funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. ILCNSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national origin, sex, age, religion, familial status, sexual orientation or disability. ILCNSCA is an equal opportunityemployer. Para informacion 978-741-0077 V, 978-745-1735 TTY.

Assistance with Completion of Universal Housing Application

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2:00 – 4:00 PM

 ILCNSCA Main Office  

27 Congress St., Suite 107

Salem, MA 01970

 

 

 

The ILCNSCA is the North Shore and Cape Ann service and advocacy agency for all persons with disabilities. We are available to assist you with completion of the Universal Housing application for subsidized housing across Massachusetts.

 

The need for housing that is affordable, accessible and available by persons with disabilities or families who have a member with disabilities is the most common request to ILCNSCA. ILCNSCA will have staff available to guide you in a group setting to assist you in completing your housing application.

 

Contact ILCNSCA at 978-741-0077 v, 888-751-0077 toll free, 978-745-1735 TTY, or via e-mail to: adominguez@ilcnsca.org with “Housing Application Assistance Appointment” in the subject line to RSVP. We will remind you of items you must gather for attachment to the application when you schedule your appointment.

 

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

 

ILCNSCA is partially funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. ILCNSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, marital and familial status, income/public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information, sexual orientation or disability. ILCNSCA is an equal opportunity employer. Para más información por favor llame a 978-741-0077 V, 978-745-1735 TTY

What is AT (Assistive Technology)?

Are you a person with a disability who might live more independently with the right devices available to you?

Do you know someone who might benefit from powered mobility communication augments, environmental controls or microcomputers?

To learn more about AT (assistive technology) and about funding options for AT, consider attending this workshop with Ferol Smith from Easter Seals of Massachusetts and Kobena Bonney from MassMatch, an expert in AT devices. RSVP by March 7, 2013 to Angel Dailey at 978-741-0077 x. 120 (V), 978-745-1735 (TTY) or via email to: adailey@ilcnsca.org with AT March Workshop in the subject line. Please request communication accommodation at least two weeks in advance.

 

With the right supports, services, tools, and network all of us can live as independently and fully as we choose!

 

 

ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

 

Date: March 14, 2013

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: Beverly Cooperative Bank 73 Lafayette St. Salem, MA

Respite Retreat For Family Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Stroke,Cancer, or similar long-term illness? This program is for you! Mary E MacDonald, M.A., founder and CEO of Marymac Missions LLC, trains, coaches, and consults individuals, couples and families experiencing long-term illness and disability, grief and loss, recovery and renewal. Mary is a certified Life Coach, Group Leader, and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. The Day Apart retreat series includes your lunch. We suggest an early arrival time of 9am for gathering, pastry, coffee & tea, prior to a 9:30 program start. Please let us know in advance should you have specific dietary needs, or desire to book a massage after your retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center 660 Great Pond Road

North Andover, MA 01845

 

Register online at Rolling Ridge or call 978-682-8815

Greater Boston GEN Silent presentation

Learn what you need to know about Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders. Registration is at 3:30 PM and the program goes from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  You will be viewing GEN Silent the LGBT documentary that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. Following the movie guest speakers from the LGBT Aging Project will discuss the challenges facing LGBT seniors and solutions for enhanced care. The cost for the program is $10.

 

 

Regis College Alumnae Hall 235 Wellesley Street Weston, MA

North Shore GEN Silent presentation

Learn what you need to know about Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders. Registration is at 8:00 AM and the program goes from 8:30 – 10:30 AM.  You will be viewing GEN Silent the LGBT documentary that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. Following the movie guest speakers from the LGBT Aging Project will discuss the challenges facing LGBT seniors and solutions for enhanced care. The cost for the program is $10.

 

Beverly Hospital Lecture Hall 85 Herrick St. Beverly, MA

Consultants Needed for Duals Outreach – those with lived experience of disability

The following are the immediate needs of UMass from the disability community as it moves forward in carrying out its responsibilities on the following areas (1, 2 and 3). Below these areas (4 and 5) is information about the number of hours available in the rates to be paid. Please send resumes to Linda Long-Bellil (linda.long@umassmed.edu).

 

1.      Public Awareness Campaign: A small team meets weekly (can be by phone) with MORE Advertising to provide feedback to and oversight of MORE’s work.

 

Request: one consultant who is a person with a disability/lived experience to join this oversight workgroup. Ideally, this person would have some expertise in public awareness or general information campaigns.

 

2.      Targeted Outreach: Based on information that is being obtained from diverse stakeholders, a small core workgroup plans to draft content for targeted outreach materials that respond to frequently asked questions, as well as develop dissemination strategies to reach people with lived experiences who will enroll in the program and the providers that serve them. This core workgroup will need to develop at least draft materials and strategies within the next 3-4 weeks, although substantive work will continue beyond that.

Request: 2 consultants who are people with a lived experience to join this core workgroup. Ideally, we would like people who have expertise with the Demonstration’s six target populations: adults with physical disabilities; adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities; adults with serious mental illness; adults with substance use disorders; adults with disabilities who have multiple chronic illnesses or functional or cognitive limitations; and adults who are homeless. We’d particularly like expertise in adults with substance use disorders, adults who are homeless, and cultural competence in serving people with lived experience, but all expertise is needed.

These consultants would be expected to meet (can be by phone) at least weekly to develop draft content and strategies that would be shared with stakeholders for broader collaboration through a Topical Workgroup (similar to the ones MassHealth has had on Notices or Quality), and other forums including the monthly open Stakeholder meeting and the Implementation Council.

3.      Shared Learning / Training: A core workgroup plans to oversee several different training activities for ICOs and their contracted providers, including webinars and online training courses, in-person Learning Sessions and the development of a training web site.

Request:  2-3 consultants who are people with a lived experience to help identify training topics, develop training content and curricula, and develop material for the web site. This ongoing workgroup would then identify qualified individuals, particularly people with lived experience, to serve as faculty presenters in each of these training activities. Faculty/presenters also would be paid for their work. I also think this will turn into a Topical Workgroup to gain broadercollaboration, as well as be discussed at Stakeholder Meetings and the Implementation Council. This work also is being coordinated with the ICOs’ trainings.

4.      Number of hours: all consultants would be expected to participate in at least weekly meetings of 1-2 hours (probably more activity with email communications) as part of the core workgroups. As for duration – good question. Right now, we expect to need people definitely through March 31st, but the work will go longer (particularly on the training stuff). Potentially to December 31, 2013, but the work load would get lighter as the year goes on. As examples, the heavy work on the Public Awareness Campaign and the Targeted Outreach is from now through May 2013. The heavy work on the Training will be now through the Fall/Winter. You are right though – we need to get you a more specific estimate of hours. The training group is putting that together now. I’ll ask the targeted outreach and public awareness groups to do the same.

5.      Hourly rates: I believe the groups budgeted roughly $50 per hour for consultants, but we recognize that some people come with greater knowledge and/or expertise and/or skill sets than others and may require higher rates. So we may have to be flexible, with consultants getting different rates. We did budget for $50/hour though.