BACK ON BROAD AND ON A ROLL!
We are officially settled into our new office location at 527 Broad Street, Suite 101 in downtown Rome!
This new location has more space for training, peer support groups and lunch & learns! We are very excited to be in this new space, and so…
You’re Invited to Our OPEN HOUSE
Celebrating our new office location!
Wednesday, July 12th, from 10am until 2pm
Lunch will be provided!
The Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am
NWGA Center for Independent Living
Cordially Invites You to Our
Fourth Annual Non-Event:
Back on Broad and On a Roll!
A Bebop, Hip-hop, Rap, Tap, Twist, Jump, Disco, Vogue, Electric Slide, Moonwalk, Funky Chicken, Mashed Potato, Waltz, Watusi and YMCA Virtual Dance through our fifteen counties in NWGA
When: Summer 2017
Where: from Wherever You Are
R.S.V.P.: through September 2017
DEAR CIL DOG:
My name is Mr. Cotton, and my human is Christopher, one of the new Independent Living Coordinators at the CIL. I’m not sure about this “calendar” thing the humans use, but I’ve noticed that it’s getting really hot in the outside places. This seems like it could be dangerous for us and the humans. Can you give us some tips on surviving the hot days?
– Mr. Cotton, Christopher’s service dog
Dear Mr. Cotton,
First off, welcome to the team! We’re really excited to have you at the CIL! Can we share toys?
The hot times are really dangerous for the humans and us both. The first thing that people need to remember is that if it’s too hot for them to walk on the pavement, then it’s definitely too hot for us! We have pads on our feet, but it is skin and gets burnt just like a human’s skin would. Make sure all of the feet you care about are protected!
Times of extreme heat are especially dangerous because we can all have heat stroke and dehydration. Here are some signs of heat stroke & dehydration that you and your human can look out for: shallow breathing, dizziness, dry mouth, headaches and a lack of perspiration. Make sure you and your human stay hydrated and only go into the heat when you absolutely have to!
And don’t forget that heat can cause severe weather conditions, too! It’s a great time to make sure you have an emergency supply kit. The folks at the CIL are always happy to help you through building your kit, so give them a shout!
Best Barks & Wiggles to you! — Felicia
New Peer Mentoring Groups!
NWGA CIL is excited to announce that we have formed two peer mentoring groups that are open to our consumers and the community. The first group is the Peer Mentor Group that meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11am until 1pm at our office (bring your lunch and eat with us). The second group is the Job Circle, a peer-driven group that focuses on supporting our consumers as they strive to find employment, through job readiness assistance, informational discussions by guest speakers, an employment-focused curriculum and more! This group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11am – 1pm, with the next event on July 19th. We will continue to communicate announcements for the dates of these events.
Fiscal Year 2016 DONORS
WITH DEEPEST GRATITUDE FROM THOSE WHOM WE SERVE
DONORS AND SPONSORS
The Church at Northside ─
Citizens of Georgia Power
Exchange Club of Rome
Morehouse Group PC
Donna & Mailon Baxley
Hal E. Blanton
Samuel T Burrell
Georgia Museums, Inc.
Suzi and Peter Gilbert
Frances F Knight
Knights of Columbus/WP Adams
Nick and Melanie Merrin
Jose and Maia Santamaria
Dennis & Brenda Trosclair
Georgia Council of the Blind Rome
Church of Northside/Cleta and Jim Cook
Chick fil A/Greg Majors
Etowah Senior Center/Tammy Bryant
Nancy Best Johnston
Frances F Knight
Knights of Columbus
Mt. Berry Hospice
New Hope Ministries
Northside Church/Johnny Davis
Parker Center Advisory Council
Reliable Health Care Management/Shelly Graham
Sherwood Forest Baptist Church
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
West Rome Baptist Church
STORIES OF SUCCESS!
John is a 27 year old male who is visually impaired and resides in Bartow county. He was referred to us by Vocational Rehabilitation to assist him in learning JAWS, which is a screen reader for visually impaired people that helps them use a computer.
Before working with the staff at NWGA CIL, John said, “I felt that I had the basics of learning JAWS.” After learning JAWS with our staff, John said, “I feel more confident of knowing the commands to use JAWS to be able to navigate the Internet.” John said,” I had a good experience working with Tonia and I felt that I learned more with her help than I would have done if I had to learn it all by myself.” John also said,”I felt that after learning JAWS that I am more confident in trying to get a good job in the community.”
We always love hearing how our consumers are achieving their goals, and being able to share these stories with our community!
Welcome New Staff Members!
NWGA CIL is happy to announce that we have two new Independent Living Coordinators on staff. Vincent Olziewski and Christopher Holcomb have joined our team and are working hard to bring our services to more people with disabilities.
We sincerely apologize for any errors/omissions. Please contact us so that we may correct them.