Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center
Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The survey will close this Friday, April 4. You may also contact your Talking Book library to provide survey answers by telephone.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Assistive Technology for Aging in Place
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Carolyn Phillips, Liz Persaud & Martha Rust, Tools for Life - Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program
The rapid development of assistive technology is identifying new and improved solutions for the disability community, including the aging population. There are many obstacles older individuals encounter daily that can hinder them from remaining at home and in the communities of their choice. Join us for an insightful webinar that will shed some light on assistive technology strategies, solutions and devices that are used to help our aging population and older adults age in place. Presenters will share examples of AT that may assist with fall detection and prevention, hearing, seeing, communication, and computer access. If you are currently working with or have family and friends that would like to age in place with assistive technology, then this webinar will have updated information for you!
Earn Credits for Your Participation!CEU’s will be administered through Georgia Tech Professional Education
CRCs have been requested by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
To receive your credit verification form, please send an e-mail with the type of credit you are requesting and include the name and date of the webinar, your full name, organization, email address, and date of birth (DOB) to Liz Persaud at email@example.com.
All handouts for live webinars will be posted the day before the webinar. Handouts typically consist of the complete Power Point presentation, as well as any additional resources presenters make available. Access to handouts is available in the Tools for Life webinar archives.
If you need additional accessibility services, including captioning, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org two (2) weeks prior to the date of the live webinar.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://amacusg.adobeconnect.com/tflaip032614/
To sign on, choose the option "Guest" and add your name and organization. Please use the URL above as it is unique to this TFL webinar.
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The article about these seminars can be found at http://www.wirelessrerc.org/content/newsroom/consumer-wireless-education.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
The survey will be open until April 4. If you would prefer to give your answers by phone, please contact your Talking Book library.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Below is from the ACCA's email about this group:
These important focus groups will be held at the Athens Community Council on Aging located at 135 Hoyt Street in Athens on the following dates:
Reason for the Initiative: Athens is consistently included as one of the top retirement destinations in the US by travel and financial publications. With that unique moniker, Athens is beginning to experience a major change in the face of aging with the new generation of older adult, the Baby Boomer. Boomers do not consider themselves as “seniors” and never will. Instead, they are seeking out vital, livable communities and experiences that support their desire to live actively and fully, and also cater to their distinctive needs. With the significant increase in the “new” older adult population, businesses and communities need to prepare themselves for the new needs of this consumer.
- Monday, March 17 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm (light snacks provided)
- Wednesday, March 19 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm (light snacks provided)
- Monday, March 24 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm (light snacks provided)
- Wednesday, March 26 – 8:30am – 10:30am (light snacks provided)
- Friday, March 28 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm (for caregivers specifically; lunch provided)
The Initiative: In an effort to deal with this new reality, ACCA plans to become the leader and the go-to-organization in creating an exceptional “age-friendly” community in Athens-Clarke County. This initiative is designed to support both this new generation of spirited “seniors” and our local Athens businesses in developing one of the first “age-friendly” communities of its size in the nation and in the state of Georgia. Building on their experience and reputation of its services, staff and their ability to represent and serve this “senior” population, ACCA wants to provide expert guidance to the business, healthcare and governing sectors for becoming “age-friendly”, creating a vital “senior” community experience that benefits all. ACCA is working with thirty Leonard Leadership Scholars in constructing a Business Certification for Age Friendly Businesses in the Athens Community as part of this effort. The Athens Chamber of Commerce has endorsed this project and is excited to partner with ACCA and the Institute for Leadership Advancement at UGA’s Terry College of Business moving forward.
We need you: One of the key stakeholders in the project is our community members who are over the age of 55. Your input is essential to the success of this initiative. Please accept this invitation to contribute your comments and ideas. Please RSVP to KaDee Holt for one of the times above at email@example.com or by phone at 706-549-4850. Space is limited.
Pre-registration is recommended and care for your loved one and lunch will be provided at no cost to you for the Friday, March 28 group.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Featured artists include Red Oak Southern String Band, Dixieland Jazz Band, and the Athens Women Singing Circle. For more information, call 706-850-4025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
For more information, please visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/atlanta/
Monday, March 3, 2014
To learn more about the local Athens Village, please call 706-549-4850.
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