This month, the CILCP staff worked with two other organizations to host a community photo shoot featuring people with disabilities. Our goal was to engage with the community and celebrate diversity while capturing photography that we can use in our communications materials. I was astounded by the number of people who attended our event, held at City Island on August 9th.
I would like to extend a thank you to all individuals who participated in the photo shoot. We were excited to receive significant media coverage (both locally and nationally) from CBS 21, WGAL and ABC 27. While we understand that there is still progress to be made in the realm of disability inclusion, it was a pleasure to see people with disabilities, of various ages and lifestyles, celebrating their diversity and enjoying the spotlight.
I would also like to extend a thank you to all individuals who have supported the CILCP through donations, including those who donated to Living Well Transport Services through the Highmark Walk Fundraiser. This month, our Living Well Transport Services Program was featured on CBS 21’s “Making a Difference” (check it out here: https://local21news.com/news/making-a-difference/making-a-difference-living-well-with-wheels). The money raised this past spring has expanded our ability to provide these services to people with disabilities and older adults in the region. Thank you.
We have some exciting things planned as we launch into the fall season. Stay tuned!
CEO, Center for Independent Living of Central Pa. (CILCP)
On August 9th, we commemorated the 28th Anniversary of the ADA by hosting a photo shoot for people with disabilities at City Island. Check out some of our favorite photos captured.
CILCP’s CEO teaches a course on the discrimination and oppression of people with disabilities at Millersville University. Learn more about the class here.
HomeCare for Living Well
CILCP’s HomeCare for Living Well provides individuals with disabilities and older adults with attendant care YOUR way. Learn more about our attendant care program and check out our new HomeCare website!
As the Director of HomeCare, this month’s life-changer is responsible for providing people with disabilities and older adults with the care they need to live independently in their own homes. Meet Melissa Lobo.
Learn more at: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/