www.walk4hearing.org. – Check our the opportunities to increase awareness
Step up for Hearing Loss – supported through the Hearing Loss Association of America, Saturday November 4, 2017.
National White Cane Safety Day
Blind Services Coalition of Kentucky, in partnership with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Aging and Disability Services and the VA Medical Center, will be hosting a White Cane Awareness Walk in Downtown Lexington on Monday, October 16th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
Details of the Event:
11:00 a.m. Pamela Glisson, President of the National Federal of the Blind-Lexington Chapter, will provide a brief history and explanation of the importance of White Cane Safety Day
11:10 a.m. Walk begins
11:45 a.m. Walk concludes
*The course of the walk will begin on Main Street in front of the Phoenix Park. Walkers will travel approximately 3 blocks east on Main Street to Rose Street. At Rose Street, walkers will turn right and travel one block south to E Vine St. Walkers will turn right on E. Vine Street and walk west approximately 3 blocks back to Phoenix Park. Route is approximately 1 mile in length, and will be on sidewalks.
*White Cane Awareness t-shirts are currently available for purchase at the cost of $10 each (price increases to $15 on day of event). Limited supply available.
For inquiries about the walk, or about purchasing a t-shirt, please email Mary Smyth at email@example.com.
Announcement – dates/locations selected for the
Department of Medicaid Services (DMS)
Statewide Focus Groups.
DMS is hosting “public” focus group meetings with Navigant, to talk about the home and community based services provided through Medicaid waivers. They will use the feedback to offer Cabinet of Health and Family Services (CHFS) ways to redesign all of the 1915c waivers, including HCBW, SCL, and Michelle P.
There will be four separate groups held at each locations:
1. Current or waiting participants: focus groups will be held in the afternoon in each location for waiver participants.
2. Current or waiting caregivers: focus groups will be held in the afternoon in each location for waiver caregivers
3. Direct support providers who directly provide services to waiver participants (e.g. personal care aides, attendants, residential staff, etc.): focus groups will be held in the morning in each location for this group.
4. HCBS provider owners, operations and mangers: focus groups will be held in the morning in each location for this group.
FOCUS group meetings will last 90 minutes and will be limited to 20 participants per group, per location. People need to register firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-564-7540.
9/28/17 Bowling Green
Once we have exact locations/times, we will additional information. You may also want to check out DMS for upcoming information about these forums.
If you would like your event mentioned here, please send information to: Brenda.Mullins@nulluky.edu.