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Blind Man's Bluff Hits the Airwaves!

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 10:26am

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Tune in to [http://kpfa.org/home|KPFA radio]'s free speech program [http://pushinglimitsradio.blogspot.com| Pushing Limits] on April 16th for the play "Blind Man's Bluff", the autobiographical story of [http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-28077_28313_28319_28324_32052-135052--,00.html| Geri Taeckens]. She shares her experiences about growing up losing vision, how [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1315790| challenges], love & friendship lead to understanding differences & acceptance. We also have a couple of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/author/taeckens%2C%20Geri| her books] in our collection. Check them out!

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Family Fun Health Fair

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:16am

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This Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, come to the [http://www.annarbor-communitycenter.org| Ann Arbor Community Center] where you can have your [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_pressure| Blood Pressure checked]; massages; a raffle and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_fair|Health Related screenings]. Interested in dieting as a family? Check out the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1305544| F.A.S.T. diet] from AADL. And if you can, take the stairs!

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Parenting on Your Own?

Thu, 02/25/2010 - 1:43pm

Join [http://ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/extension|The MSU Extension] at [http://www.thehopeclinic.org/services/basic.htm| The Hope Center] for a weekly parenting session for single parents. Sessions are EVERY Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and are free . Come to six sessions and receive a certificate of completion. Registration is requested. Oh, and AADL has a [http://www.aadl.org/cat/seek/search/X?parenting&searchscope=24&m=&SORT=D&topformsub=1|large collection of parenting books] and there's plenty to peruse on the Parenting Shelf in the youth Department, too.

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Unspoken Rules of Work

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:38pm

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The [http://www.aacil.org/index.shtml|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] continues their career development workshop series with Unspoken Rules of Work. [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1352568|Land the job] & survive the first 90 days! A lot goes on in the workplace. Workplace culture and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1283852|dynamics] are tricky to navigate, and the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1304571|“unspoken rules of work”] can make or break you. In this workshop, learn what it takes to get ahead and stay ahead, so that you can be your most [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1335256|successful self]! This is a 2-Part workshop on Monday, Februrary 8 & Wednesday, Februrary 10 at 10 am to 12 pm each day. To register, email Julia Plaggemeyer at jplaggemeyer@aacil.org or call 734-971-0277, ext. 21.

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Need Support in Your Job Search?

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 2:34pm

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The [http://aacil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] is holding weekly Job Talk [http://aacil.org/JanFebworkshop.shtml|Career Development Workshops] every Thursday, starting January 14, from 10 am to 12 pm. Join others currently searching for jobs to discuss the challenges of unemployment, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1340756|get new ideas] to help you on your way, and get news, tips, and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1319899|networking] skills to help you land a job. Come support and be supported! To sign-up, contact Julia@aacil.org or (734) 971-0277 ext. 21.

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Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 11:45am

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The [http://www.aacil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] is holding a two-part [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1327910|Resume] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1315149|Cover Letter] Career Development Workshop on Monday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 13 from 10am to 12pm each day. In these workshops, you'll learn how to effectively tell an employer you can do the job, understand what employers look for, and make your resume look professional and polished. To register, contact julia@aacil.org or call (734) 971-0277 ext. 21.

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 4:39pm

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On Sunday, January 10, from 11:00am - 12:30pm at the [http://www.jccannarbor.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=DirectionsAndContact&category=Left%20Menu|Jewish Community Center], [http://www.jfsannarbor.org/|Jewish Family Services] will continue their "Caregiver Conversations" group, a monthly drop-in educational and support group for adult children in a variety of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1276365|caregiving roles] for their aging parents. This conversation is titled "Caring for a Loved One with [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1318412|Dementia]." The group holds a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potluck|potluck] brunch at the meeting. RSVP to Abbie at 769-0209 or abbie@jfsannarbor.org.

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Bountiful Bowl Program

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 4:21pm

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With all that's going on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession| in our economy], it can be hard for families to afford feeding their pet. The Humane Society of Huron Valley has a program that helps to supplement one's supply of pet food called [http://hshv.org/BountifulBowls.htm| Bountiful Bowls]. [http://hshv.org/index.htm| The Humane Society] relies on donations of quality pet food for this program. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_season| winter holidays] are often a time that people like to organize [http://www.aadl.org/node/32632| food drives]. Have you ever considered a pet food drive? Look at their wish list for more information!

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Canned Food Drive

Tue, 11/24/2009 - 3:51pm

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The [http://www.washtenawmentoring.org/|Washtenaw Youth Mentoring Coalition] and the [http://www.aacil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] are hosting a canned food drive to benefit [http://www.foodgatherers.org/|Food Gatherers] November 30 through December 12. Please bring non-perishable items that have not passed their expiration date, and avoid bringing items in glass containers. Food Gatherers also accepts toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, soap, and shampoo. Bring the items to the Ann Arbor CIL, 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor. The CIL is open Mondays through Fridays 9 am to 5 pm.

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Curious about Blindness?

Thu, 11/05/2009 - 3:06pm

Do you have kids or family friends who know someone who is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visually_impaired| visually impaired]? I know I was fascinated about the subject as a child. I've run across a couple books lately that would have fit the bill for me. One is [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1166718| "Do You Remember the Color Blue?" And Other Questions Kids Ask about Blindness] by [http://personal.chatham.edu/faculty/SAlexander/| Sally Hobart Alexander] & although it is somewhat outdated regarding [http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4| Assistive Technology], the book asks & answers some tough questions to its blind author. The other book, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1324084|The Black Book of Colors], has descriptions of color based on imagery & illustrations made with raised lines. Both books, as well as our collection of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1332281| Braille + Print books] can make for an interesting family discussion.