Part two of The Four Deuces murder mystery was held November 7th and there were 22 people in attendance. It was potluck, but we also had some delicious pizza donated by Nickel Charlie’s. The party was a great success and everyone had a fantastic time. Plans for our next fun activity are in the works.
Flo Kiewel, Marty Wheeler and Amanda Edwards attended the Independent Living Symposium in Billings, October 19th and 20th. In spite of the grueling trip over there it was a very productive symposium with everyone coming away enlightened and charged up for systems change. All attendees are also participating in on-going task-force committees to continue to advocate for change in target areas such as housing, transportation and promotion of IL services.
YODA has been busy planning activities for next year. Some of the activities that they may be doing include: advocacy for transportation and community access, community education, skiing, ice-skating, fishing, and hiking.
A Social Security and Work Incentives workshop will be held January14th from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the United Way conference room at the Gateway Community Center (formerly Gateway West Mall). If you are thinking about returning to work full or part time and want to know how it will affect your Social Security, this is the place to go. Call Flo at 257-0048 to register, get more information, or request accommodations.
A sign language class will be offered starting January 5th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the conference room at Ashley Square Mall. The class runs for 6 weeks and all skill levels are accepted, although many people in the class are beginners. If you would like to sign up for this class or future classes, call Dianna at 257-0048.