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More than 100 people came out to our second Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness Event on April 24th @ 1:30pm at Menlo Park Senior Center. People enjoyed the awesome food and drinks. Also seniors enjoyed playing BINGO that questions regarding emergency preparedness. We raffled off two $50 Home Depot gift cards (courtesy of the Menlo Park Fire Department) and 25 three days emergency preparedness and.
Many thanks to the Menlo Park Senior Center for hosting our event. Thank you to our community partners 70 Strong, Second Harvest Food Bank, San Mateo County Elections Office, Aging and Adult Services, and the PCC.
Thank you to our presenters Ryan Zollicofer from the Menlo Park Fire Department, Theresa Smith from the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Mark Zuckerman from the American Red Cross and Ben McMullan, CID's Systems Change Advocate.
Here is a slideshow of pictures from yesterday's Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness event! If you were there, let us know in the comments below!
This sneaky service animal always guides his owner into a dog store
We can finally give out the award for Sneakiest/Most Clever Dog of the Year. Twitter user Michele Sykora posted a video of her sister’s guide dog leading his owner straight into a dog store, and it is possibly the most joyful thing you’ll see all day. A+ for the truly bold effort, doggie.
The source and more on the story: www.scarymommy.com/guide-dog-twitter-viral/
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027
Outside Menlo College Dining Hall near the Quad.
April 10th, 2018, 11:30 am-2 pm
Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness Day presented by The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities
PLAN Now. WORK Together. BE Ready.
Join us for a FREE Emergency Preparedness Event for seniors and individuals with disabilities!
Contact us at CIDEmergencyPrep@gmail.com or 650-645-1780 ext 115 if you need any accommodations for disability or language for the event.
To RSVP, please register at
Coming to My Senses
In 1999, Aaron Baker suffered a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctors' grim prognosis, over the next 16 years, Aaron decided not to listen to those who said 'he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again' and instead endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low-cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. Now, in COMING TO MY SENSES, we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20-mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it? Film is 81 minutes long. Following the film, Aaron Baker will be joining us through Skype to discuss/answer audience questions.
WHEN: March 29, 2018
WHERE: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
RSVP and CONTACT FOR MORE INFO
Call (408) 885.2397 (Robert Medel),
SCI Connections is coordinated by Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center's
Rehabilitation Department. The film
“Coming to My Senses”, food, refreshments and Google Home Mini for this meeting were brought to you by a generous donation from NorCalSCI
On Tuesday, January 31, Center for Independence was presented with a 2017-2018 Community Grant award from the San Bruno Community Foundation. The San Bruno Community Foundation is the nonprofit organization that was created by the City of San Bruno to administer the $70 million restitution funds received from PG&E after the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. The Foundation, in conjunction with YouTube/Google.org, awarded $300,000 in grant funds to community organizations providing beneficial services to the San Bruno community.
Center for Independence is thankful for the San Bruno Community Foundation for this award, which will allow us to provide emergency preparedness training and emergency kits to seniors and individuals with disabilities in San Bruno.
Future dates for emergency preparedness events are to be determined. Continue to follow CID blog and social media for upcoming events.
Pictured: CID Board Vice President Mike Levinson, CID Board President Jody Yarborough, and San Bruno Community Foundation Secretary John McGloghlin.
Thanks to a generous donation from Liftware, CID is a demonstration center for the Liftware Steady-spoon and the Liftware Level-spoon.
CID also has various other assistive eating items to help people find the “right tool” for their eating needs.
Here is a list of items we currently have to demonstrate:
Please contact our AT Coordinator Vincent Lopez at 650-645-1780x127 or VLopez@cidsanmateo.org to join the interest list for future demonstrations. We will reach out to individuals on the interest list when demonstrations are scheduled.
- ADA Consult & Training
- Assistive Technology
- Counseling & Peer Support
- Housing Accessability Modification
- Independent Living Skills
- Information & Referral
- Independent Living Planning & Support
- Mental Health
- Personal Assistance Program
- Transitioning to the Community
- Systems Change Advocacy
- Work Incentive Planning Assistance >
- Youth Services >
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San Mateo, CA 94404
San Mateo, CA 94404