Executive Director Mary Margaret Moore to Receive Advocacy Award from North Shore Elder Services

Executive Director Mary Margaret Moore will be receiving the award for Advocacy from North Shore Elder Services at their 2015 We Give Thanks event on November 18, 2015.

See link below regarding event and you too can purchase tickets to be present when she along with others receive their awards.

http://nselder.org/event/we-give-thanks/

Massachusetts LGBT Aging Project Focus Group in Danvers Thursday November 5th

Thinking about the future?

 

Where do you see yourself living in 5 years?

 

In 10 years?

 

If you:

  • live in Massachusetts
  • Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender
  • Are 55 or older

 

We want to hear Your thoughts on housing

 

The Massachusetts LGBT Aging Needs Assessment (MLANA) Coalition is conducting a series of focus groups across the state to examine the current and anticipated needs, concerns, and preferences related to housing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender adults over 55

 

The focus group closest to you will be held on:

 

Date: Thursday November 5, 2015

 

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Location: North Shore Elder Services 200 Rosewood Dr Suite #200 Danvers, MA 01923

 

Other focus groups will take place in the following communities Boston 11/11/15, Malden 10/26/15, Worcester 10/28/15, and Fairhaven 11/2/15

 

The focus groups will take 2 hours and each participant will receive a $25 gift card. A pre-registration phone interview will be required to determine eligibility.

 

For more information or to schedule a pre-registration interview call (857) 313-6590.

All People Accessible Business Project (APAB) Meeting Wednesday November 18th

MEETING TOPIC: APAB Volunteer Training
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2:30PM–3:15PM at ILCNSCA Office
27 Congress St., Suite 107 Salem, MA 01970

 
At this monthly APAB meeting, a APAB volunteer training needs will be addressed
along with a review of APAB volunteer procedures, survey form and survey input.
There will also be a discussion regarding an on-site APAB training survey as well
as information gathering regarding the most available days/times for APAB
volunteers to attend future APAB meetings.

 
If you plan to attend the following meeting, RSVP to Shawn McDuff at 978-741-
0077 ext. 140 or via email to: smcduff@ilcnsca.org.

 
For communications accommodations, please RSVP two weeks in advance.
ILCNSCA maintains a scent free environment, so please refrain fromwearing
perfumes or scented products to accommodate persons with chemical
sensitivities. 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 at arrival.

Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT) Meeting Wednesday November 18th

MEETING TOPIC: Homeless Shelter Accessibility & Transportation
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:30 PM–2:30 PM at ILCNSCA Office
27 Congress St., Suite 107 Salem, MA 01970

 
This month we invite CAAT volunteers and others interested in working with
ILCNSCA to conduct accessibility surveys of homeless shelters in the North
Shore/Cape Ann. Advocacy related to increasing accessible transportation options
(i.e. Uber and accessible taxis) will also be discussed.

 

 

If you plan to attend the meeting, RSVP to Shawn McDuff at 978-741-
0077 ext. 140 or via email to: smcduff@ilcnsca.org.

 
For communications accommodations, please RSVP two weeks in advance.
ILCNSCA maintains a scent free environment, so please refrain fromwearing
perfumes or scented products to accommodate persons with chemical
sensitivities. 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 at arrival.

Universal Housing Application Workshop Wednesday November 4th

Independent Living Center of the North Shore & Cape Ann, Inc.
Assistance with Completion of Universal Housing Application

 
Wednesday November 4, 2015
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: smcduff@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.

ILCNSCA 29th Annual Meeting and Election of FY’16 Board Members

When: Wednesday October 21, 2015

 

Where:ILCNSCA Main Office
27 Congress St
Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970

 

Time: 5:30 PM Voting and Light Refreshments
6:30 – 7:30 PM Annual Meeting

 

RSVP and Renew membership by Tuesday September 30, 2015 online at www.ILCNSCA.org/membership.php or call 978-741-0077 V/TTY, or email to gmurphy@ilcnsca.org with Annual Meeting Reservation in the Subject Line.

 

See You All There!!!

 

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 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.

ILCNSCA Asks Your Help with MA S1984 by Contacting Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Brad Hill

Support S1984—Stop Bullying of Elderly,
and those who are living with disabilities in Public and Subsidized Housing

CALL NOW TO SUPPORT PASSAGE OF S1984 SPONSORS
• Senator Joan B. Lovely, 617-722-1410
Joan.Lovely@masenate.go
• Representative Bradford R. Hill, 617-722-2100
Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov
FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR
https://malegislature.gov/People/House
https://malegislature.gov/People/Senate
Bullying victimizes the elderly and those living with disabilities in their own home, albeit a publicly subsidized housing complex.
It prevents normal, healthy social and community life for everyone in the facility. It creates problems for management, staff, providers of services, and visitors, and even for First Responders during emergencies.
Bullying is a harmful plague depriving victims of their human
and civil rights.
Those who are bullied usually experience isolation, exclusion, rejection, malicious gossip, emotional abuse, and even violence. Those who are bullied may  live in fear of unfair eviction and homelessness and their lives are usually then consumed by conflict, fear, and harmful stress.
Those who are bullied suffer from emotional and physical illness caused by the bullying and thus become victims who are usually unable to get relief.
Our laws, social service agencies, and accountability systems do not protect victims who are Elderly and those living with disabilities from bullying. Multi path effective remedies are lacking. Like the wise men and the elephant, no one stakeholder sees the whole picture of bullying.
Please join with us and act now to assure passage of S1984!
Today, your call to legislators can lead to a stoppage of bullying
& create healthy communities to protect everyone in the residential complex— residents, managers, staff, service providers, and visitors— and create legal sanctions against anyone committing bullying, permitting bullying (institutional bullying), or engaging in mobbing.
To enable residents and staff to live and work together, in a supportive, positive, healthy community, your call is important; Together we can create strategies for treating each other with respect and dignity, and tolerating differences. Some complexes do maintain healthy environments—these are possible models of best practices which we want shared across all public and subsidized housing complexes.
We want to provide the tools for all members of the residential community to resolve interpersonal and social issues without resorting to harmful, inappropriate control over others. We want to empower all residents, social workers, social service agencies, First Responders, and others to report and to intervene, eliminating the gaps in safety which exist today.
The answer we are looking to is a commission process to engage all
and thus assure better understanding of the issues and acceptance of effective remedies.
The Commonwealth will be the first in the nation in strengthening the rights of Elderly and those living with disabilities and their supporters through leading the way to eliminating bullying, and thus assuring safety, respect, and dignity to all elderly persons and people living with
disability residents in public and subsidized housing complexes.
Please support passage of S1984 now, to create a commission that will bring together stakeholders, experts, administrators of agencies, constituents, and legislators to craft a solution. ACT NOW, Support S1984—a Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing—Sponsored by Joan B. Lovely, Second Essex; Bradford Hill, 4th Essex; Leah Cole, 12th Essex; William N. Brownsberger, Second Suffolk and Middlesex; Barbara L’Italien, Second Essex and Middlesex; Bruce E. Tarr, First Essex and Middlesex; Richard J. Ross, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex; James M. Murphy, 4th Norfolk; Jason M. Lewis, Fifth Middlesex
STOP BULLYING COALITION
CALL NOW TO SUPPORT PASSAGE OF S1984 SPONSORS
• Senator Joan B. Lovely, 617-722-1410
Joan.Lovely@masenate.go
• Representative Bradford R. Hill, 617-722-2100
Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov
FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR
https://malegislature.gov/People/House
https://malegislature.gov/People/Senate
CONTACT & INFORMATION
http://StopBullyingCoalition.org for more
information; and to sign up for free newsletter
Jerry Halberstadt, Coordinator
Jerry@StopBullyingCoalition.org
978.310.9739
Jonathan Gale, Associate Coordinator
JonathanGale@StopBullyingCoalition.org
781.254.3297
WHAT IS BULLYING?
• Individual bullying is the intentional, repeated attempt by one person to impose wrongful, harmful control over others.
• Group (social) bullying involves a peer group that acts to dominate others through inappropriate tactics.
• Institutional bullying and mobbing are types of bullying and contexts within which bullying flourishes.
• Institutional bullying is bullying by one or more peers of the target(s) that landlord/management allows or condones; with the effect of demeaning the victim(s) and excluding them from, or limiting their access to, the social life of the institution, in this case a public and subsidized housing complex.
• Mobbing is bullying that landlord/management (or staff) actively takes part in, or supports, with the effect of demeaning the
victim(s) and excluding them from, or limiting their access to, the social life of the institution/housing complex and even to unreasonably evict tenants.

ILCNSCA has been an initial sponsor of this initiative and is in support of this commission being established as a first step for full civil rights and safety in one’s home for seniors and those living with disabilities.