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Aging Network News

Week of July 27, 2014
Proposed Rule Would Expand Access to Movie Theaters for People with Disabilities (U.S. Department of Justice – DOJ)


A proposed to change to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) would require movie theaters to provide closed movie captioning and audio description. The new rule would require theaters to alert the public that these services are available, and to have staff who can provide information to customers about how to use them. Closed movie captioning and audio description enable people with hearing and vision disabilities to attend movies with others and more fully enjoy the movie-going experience. Title III of the ADA requires movie theaters and other public accommodations to provide effective communication through the use of auxiliary aids and services. Read More>>

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Quote of the Day

“What I’ve discovered is that women are just more evolved than men. They know more of who they are, they’re much more emotionally mature and men kind of run around like idiots trying to figure out what’s going on until they’re able to see the wisdom of the woman that’s right there in front of ‘em and know what’s important. It’s the women that teach the men what’s important in life.”


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Aging Network News

Block Captains Boot Camp and District Day Festival Set for August 16(Office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.)


Block Captains work together with neighbors, help keep them clean and green, and make a difference in the community. Some who are known as block captains may have taken on the task informally. Formal and informal Block Captains alike are invited to City Councilman Curtis Jones’ 7th Annual Block Captains Boot Camp on Saturday, August 16 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Beeber Middle School, 59th St. & Malvern Ave. Workshops will include Block Captains 101: Back to Basics, which will provide both new and seasoned Block Captains with useful tools and information; and “At the Ready,” which will provide valuable information on how to prepare your home, family and neighbors for emergency situations, like extreme weather events or natural disasters. Register to attend the Block Captain Boot Camp at 215-685-3416 or by e-mail to Ajeenah.Amir@Phila.gov. The first annual 4th District Day Festival will also be held on August 16 from 12 to 8 p.m. on Upland Way between 57th & 59th Sts. in Wynnefield. District Day will feature entertainment, vendors, food, health screenings and giveaways. The 7th Annual Block Captains Boot Camp and District Day are family-friendly events to celebrate neighborhood pride in the 4th district, reconnect with neighbors, and meet new friends.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"a louse i used to know told me that millionaires and bums tasted about alike to him."

Archy the cockroach, who in a previous life was a free verse poet. Archy was the creation of newspaper columnist, Don Marquis, who was born in Walnut, Illinois on July 29, 1878.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Aging Network News

New Law Expands ACL’s Capacity to Serve Americans with Disabilities(Administration on Community Living – ACL)


Last week President Obama signed the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” into law, which makes important changes to disability programs under the Rehabilitation Act and the Assistive Technology Act. With this law, the Independent Living programs; the National Institute on the Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research; and the Assistive Technology Act programs will move to from the Department of Education to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). This change will improve collected efforts of the transferred programs and ACL to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. Read More>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

The summer demands and takes away too much.
But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes

John Ashbery , from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. The poet was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

PCA to Provide 2015 Community Outreach Grants - Applications are due Thursday, August 7. For information, contact Eichwald, PCA planner, at beichwald@pcaphl.org or 215-765-9000, ext. 5073. Details>>

NCOA Webinar: Selling Your Work Through Statistics and Stories - July 30, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute is hosting a summer networking event on Thursday, July 31st h from 5-7pm at United Way, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The event offers an opportunity to learn about NELI's Ascending Leadership and Executive Leadership Certificate programs, and to talk with alumni who want to share their experiences. NELI is part of Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work. There is no fee for the event, but please RSVP here>> to help us plan the great munchies we will serve!  If you are unable to attend, but want to learn more about the programs, please contact Margie DuBrow, NELI Director, at mdubrow@brynmawr.edu.

Easter Seals Project ACTION Transportation Webinar: Neighborhood Wayfinding: What You Need to Know to Get Involved - Aug. 6, 2 pm ET. Register by Aug.4>>

Made for Each Other: Seniors and Their Animal Companions - August 6, 11:00 am - Parkway Central Library, Room 108, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 10103. Allen Glicksman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, and Christine Hoffman, BA, Research Analyst at PCA discuss what science has established about the mutually beneficial connection between people and domestic animals.

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition: Older Adult Enhanced Certified Peer Specialist Training - August 19-21, Montgomery County Community College, Parkhouse Hall, Room 341, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA. Please note: You must be a current Certified Peer Specialist to attend this training. Cost for the training is $400 and includes tuition, breakfast, and lunch. Some partial scholarships are available. Email rebecca@olderpa.org for more information about scholarships. Register>>

Current Research & Issues

The National Council on Aging has named Lynn Fields Harris as the National Institute of Senor Centers (NISC) Chair-Elect. Fields Harris is the Executive Director of Center in the Park in Philadelphia, and had been the NISC Chair of Public Policy. NISC’s leadership team works to improve participation in evidence-based health programs offered at senior centers. Read more>>

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