Closed for the Holidays

LIFE Center for Independent Living’s offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2, 2015. We will be open again on Monday, January 5, 2015. We wish each and every one of you a happy holiday season!

 

LIFE CIL has a couple of new staff members!

LIFE Center for Independent Living would like to welcome a couple of new people to our staff. 

Nicole Corrigan is the new Independent Living Advocate in our Pontiac office.  She will be assisting consumers with our core services: advocacy, independent living skills training, peer mentoring and information and referral.  Nicole will also be doing some outreach in the Livingston County area and attending various community meetings.

Beth Dowell is the new Secretary in our Bloomington office.  She will be answering phones, working with our equipment loan program, the ITAC amplified phone program, providing staff accommodations and assisting with reports.

 

 

Currency Identifier App Available for iPhones

Something that might be useful to you or someone you know…There is a FREE app developed by the Department of Treasury that will enable persons who are blind or visually impaired with an iPhone to identify denominations of currency.  To learn more about this free application available to iPhone users, go to http://www.eyenote.gov.

You can also learn more information about other currency changes or currency identifiers at www.bep.gov.

 

Having Trouble Hearing on the Telephone?

LIFE Center for Independent Living may be able to help!  LIFE CIL is a selection center for the ITAC amplified telephone program.  If you are a resident of the state of Illinois, have a landline telephone and are hard of hearing, you could qualify for a FREE amplified telephone and be able to stay in touch with your family, friends and loved ones over the phone.

If you are interested in receiving an application or if you have questions about the program, please contact one of our offices and talk with either Beth in our Bloomington office or Nicole in our Pontiac office.

 

 

Volunteer Receptionist

We are currently looking for a volunteer receptionist for Mondays in our Bloomington office.  This volunteer position would include answering the telephone, greeting our visitors, assisting with our equipment loan program, including some paperwork, and minimal photocopying.  We would prefer to have someone who is dependable and committed to working each Monday.

If you are interested, please contact Brianne at our Bloomington office for an application or for more information.

 

 

Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe needs your help!

Any of you that have been to our Wheelchair Basketball event in the spring knows who the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe are!

The Kids on the Block, Inc. is an international program that began  in 1977 in response to US Public Law 94-142 requiring children with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment.  The Kids on the Block, Inc. have over 40 different programs that address various disabilities, educational and medical differences and social concerns for groups or organizations to choose from.  The puppet troupe performs skits you can learn about a few disabilities displayed in the program by puppets who are blind or have Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, or Down Syndrome.

Tanvi Singh is the current Director of the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe and there is a chance she may not be able to continue to be the Director of this wonderful puppet troupe.  If you are interested in becoming involved and possibly becoming the Director for the local The Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe, please contact Tanvi at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Like us on Facebook!

You can click on the LIKE button to the right, or you can visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lifecil.  We are hoping we will be able to further assist the community through social media and keep in touch with those who want to know what LIFE CIL is up to!

 

 

 

Like Us on Facebook
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, December 15: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, December 15: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 15: Ability in Aktion Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 16: Transition Planning Committee (TPC) Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 17: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 22: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, December 22: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • LIFE Center for Independent Living’s offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2. We will be open again on Monday, January 5, 2015. We wish each and every one of you a happy holiday season!
  • Tuesday, January 6: Women’s Advocacy Support Group 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 10: Bloomington Normal Deaf Club Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 12: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 12: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 13: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 14: Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 17: National Federation of the Blind, Bloomington Chapter Meeting 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19: Ability in Aktion Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 20: Transition Planning Committee 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 21: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 26: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 26: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 29: Personal Assistant Orientation 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 29: Board of Directors Meeting 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 2: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 3: Women’s Advocacy Support Group 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 5: Low Vision Support Group at Westminster Village (2025 East Lincoln in Bloomington) 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 5: CCDI Local Chapter Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 9: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 9: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 10: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 11: Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 16: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 16: Ability in Aktion Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 17: Transition Planning Committee (TPC) Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 18: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21: National Federation of the Blind Bloomington Chapter Meeting 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 23: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 23: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 26: Board of Directors Meeting 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.