BY David Pelcyger July 27, 2015 at 10:26 AM EDT
Editor’s note: As America’s population ages, more families will be faced with rising health care needs. As we reported in November, nearly 79 percent of adults who need long-term care live at home or in community settings, not in an institution. And in January, Medicare started paying primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors — those with multiple chronic illnesses — even if they don’t have a face-to-face exam. The goal is to help patients stay healthier between doctor visits, and avoid pricey hospitals and nursing homes.
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Saturday, Aug. 15 • 9am-1pm
Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family friendly, non-competitive walk event and educational resource fair that raises awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrates the accomplishments of the approximately 177,000 Americans living with its challenges. Proceeds are used to support local community programs and services for all affected by Spina Bifida.
The name “Walk-N-Roll” was selected because it embodies a sense of inclusiveness and invokes the sense of empowerment which the Spina Bifida Community embraces in all that it does. A belief in a better tomorrow is our vision and the steps taken in this walk represent steps on a path to realizing that dream.
800-621-3141 Ext: 31
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Civic Center and UN Plazas
McAllister St & Leavenworth Street,
San Francisco, California
To bring the California disability and business communities together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA and to promote the expansion of a barrier-free and inclusive society.
The Disability Unity Festival: Strengthening our Communities ~ Celebrating 25 years of the ADA is a public event that brings California residents, businesses, and organizations together to celebrate the value of all members of our community – a community that makes California a vibrant, diverse, forward-thinking, and exciting place to live, work, learn, and grow.
PARADE AND FESTIVAL
- Formerly known as the West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival: A parade that celebrates disability as a natural and beautiful part of the human condition and promotes pride in the diversity and unity of all communities.
- Parade floats depicting participant’s celebration of the ADA.
- A 1.0 mile parade / rally route, leading from Federal Office Building, United Nations Plaza to Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, will allow for a visible and orderly line of walking and rolling participants and slow moving floats/vehicles.
- A vendor area for businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services for people with disabilities, employers, and the public. Dynamic displays, use audio/visual displays, swag and product samples encouraged.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Event Sponsorships – Conference Hosting – Float Sponsorships – Vendor Tables – Conference Attendance – Parade Participation – Volunteers
Six Independent Living Center (ILC) organizations/programs are co-sponsoring this event: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities, San Mateo; Community Resources for Independent Living, Hayward; Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa, Concord; Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco; Marin Center for Independent Living, San Rafael; Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, San Jose, together with the California Foundation for Independent Living, Sacramento and the Disability Organizing Network. ILCs are peer-based disability organizations that advocate and provide resources for people with disabilities.
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