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.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Many seniors do not realize they qualify for food assistance benefits, but anyone can apply. The program can even help those who can afford some food, but not necessarily fresh produce.
If you would like to learn more about applying, please call AARP at 1-877-957-7627.
To read the Athens Banner-Herald article, please visit http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-04-29/aarp-helping-seniors-apply-food-stamps.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Legacy Link now has a new phone number - 1-855-266-GATE (4283). Use this number or look them up online at http://www.legacylink.org/
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
For questions, please contact: Liz Persaud - Liz@gatfl.org
Join Us for a Webinar Focused on:
How to Fund Assistive Technology:
Navigating through the Complex Funding Streams
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Liz Persaud, Training and Development Coordinator, Tools for Life,
Martha Rust, AT Specialist, Tools for Life,
Jackie Wilks, Executive Director, The Center for Financial Independence and Innovation (CFII)
Assistive Technology (AT) is often the key to success for individuals with disabilities in their daily activities whether at home, school, work, or community living. Many times the struggle to obtain needed AT solutions is in navigating through complex funding systems. This webinar will focus on finding and understanding funding solutions for assistive technology. Join us as we explore Credit Able, Georgia's Alternative Financing Program for AT.
Nationwide, there are 33 Alternative Financing Programs. These programs are federally funded and are designed to make loans for AT more affordable. Community-based organizations partner with financial institutions to offer low-interest loans, often with extended terms, to purchase AT. Don’t know where to start finding funding solutions? This webinar will demonstrate the key features as well as funding resources included in the online Tools for Life Dollars & Sense Funding Guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about specific details on funding resources, application processes and how to successfully get AT into the hands of Georgians with disabilities.
CEU & CRC Credits have been Requested!
More Details Coming Soon
Instructions on how to Access the Tools for Life Webinar
To join the meeting: http://atia.adobeconnect.com/tflfund0530/
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection:
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview
For more information about this and other webinars,
please contact LizPersaud - Liz@gatfl.org.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
More than 50 hospitals in the United States have plans to open similar departments.
Read the MSNBC.com article: http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/22/11313904-emergency-rooms-designed-for-the-older-set?lite
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Read the article in the Gazette Times: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/book-flash-mob/article_6f68f090-7936-11e1-8470-0019bb2963f4.html.
Monday, May 7, 2012
2012 GCB State Convention
We are hoping you can join us as we celebrate our 56th anniversary.
The dates of the convention are August 3, 2012 through August 5, 2012. The location for this year’s conference is the Inn At Ellis Square, 201 West Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia. You can make hotel reservations by calling 1-(912) 236-4440 and ask for extension 147. Request rates for the Georgia Council of the Blind. Reservations must be made at least one month before the convention. When you call to make hotel reservations, let them know you are with the GCB convention.
If you have any questions or need any additional information contact the GCB office at 1 (706) 208-7132 or 1 (888) 519-3988 . You may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird Special REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The early bird registration special fee this year is $25.00 before May 15th, after May 15, 2012 the registration fee will be $30.00 and $35.00 after July 15th.
We look forward to seeing you in Savannah.
GCB 2012 State Convention Committee
Friday, May 4, 2012
Northeast Georgia Regional Transportation Forum
The Northeast Georgia Self Advocacy Network in cooperation with the MULTIPLE Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc. is hosting a Northeast Georgia Regional Transportation Forum. The intent of the forum is to provide an opportunity for citizens in the communities affected by the proposed transportation service plan to voice their opinion.
This is an open discussion forum which will allow individuals to share information and express themselves. We encourage our state and local Representatives to attend this important event.
Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: MULTIPLE Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc.
850 Gaines School Road, Athens Georgia 30605
* If you need further information please contact (706) 549-1020 *
Transportation Facts Sheet
The Georgia Department of Transportation will administer a 1% statewide sales tax to administer expansion of transportation services according to the request of individual regions. In region 5 the county commissioner's submitted a plan to expand services with over 50 to 70 % going to improve highways, roads and bridges. Only 0 to 10% was allocated for transit operations and maintenance.
What this really means for citizens in region 5 including Barrow, Clarke, Elberton, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton county is no significant change in transportation services.
Barrow got no operating funds which means no change in transportation services for civilian population:
Clarke got some capitol funding 0 to 10% with no operating or maintenance funds which means no change in current transportation services.
Elberton received a small amount of operating funds 0 to 10%.
Greene got no operating or maintenance funds.
Jackson got no operating or maintenance funds.
Jasper got no operating or maintenance funds.
Madison got no operating or maintenance funds.
Morgan got no operating or maintenance funds.
Newton got no operating or maintenance funds.
Oconee got no operating or maintenance funds.
Oglethorpe got no operating or maintenance funds.
Walton got no operating or maintenance funds.
This means no transportation services in or between these counties and we will pay a 1% sales tax for no transportation services. We want and need transportation services to get to doctors appointments, food shopping, church, recreation, schools, hospitals, etc.
Transportation Investment Act of 2010(TIA 2010) Highlights
(AKA T-SPLOST, HB277)
Allows 1% sales tax for 10 years to fund transportation projects in each of 12 special tax districts
Boundaries of special tax districts are same as those of the Regional Commissions
Statewide vote: August 21, 2012 by citizens
If passed, funds will begin to flow during the first quarter of 2013
Estimates from GDOT for NE Georgia Region:
76.5 million annually
The latest information posted on: http://www.it3.ga.gov/
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
- AARP Helping Seniors Get Food Assistance
- TBC Closed Today
- Legacy Link Has a New Phone Number
- TBC Closed Monday, May 28
- The online Talking Books catalog located at http:/...
- Tools for Life Webinar
- Flagpole Magazine articles
- Book Flash Mobs
- Georgia Council of the Blind State Convention
- Transportation Forum
- WebOPAC Upgrade
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