Jamey Helgeson: Save the date for the Minnesota Council on Incapacity annual Legislative Discussion board – Austin Day by day Herald

The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) is working with the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MNCCD) to prepare the 2021 legislative session.

The Legislative Forum will be a day of dialogue between the disabled community and those elected to represent us at the State Capitol. Participating lawmakers advocate the rights and inclusion of disabilities and are honored to hear the ideas and concerns of Minnesotans with disabilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that the collective voice of the disabled community is heard by our democratically elected government.

The forum will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. virtually with zoom. This is an opportunity for you to ask policy makers questions about what interests you during the upcoming legislature.

CART and ASL are provided without request. To request other accommodations, including tactile interpreters (at home), Please contact Linda Gremillion by Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at [email protected]. Further information can also be found at https://bit.ly/37mTzQs.

Personal and virtual program updates

All personal programs were canceled through Friday, December 18. This includes the bowling league on Wednesdays in December. Please do not send money for future bowling events that have not yet taken place. You will be notified when bowling resumes on December 23rd and 30th.

The following personal activities have been switched to virtual:

• Friday: Bingo, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $ 5

• December 18: Tonic Sol-fa Christmas Concert Watch Party, 7:15 pm-9:30pm) $ 3

The following activities have been added and will not be listed in your VISIONS newsletter from November to December 2020:

• Wednesday: Happy Hour, 6pm to 7pm Free

• December 14: 1: 1 virtual video chat, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Free

• December 16: Happy Hour, 6pm to 7pm Free

• December 21: 1: 1 virtual video chat, 9: 30-11: 30 free

Visit https://schedulesplus.com/lifemc/kiosk/ to register. Pre-registration is required.

Virtual 1: 1 video chats: We hope these calls support your day and give you a sense of normalcy. We’d love to talk to you about your day-to-day life, help you come up with ideas for activities or even play a quick game.

Video calls are made through Zoom, a free app that can be downloaded to your phone, tablet, or computer and lasts 20 minutes.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. We can’t wait to get in touch with you!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday: Virtual Programs: Music and Movement, 4 p.m. and Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Personal program: Bowling League, 4 p.m. (canceled)

Wednesday: Virtual Programs: Happy Hour, 4pm

Thursday: Virtual Programs: Cooking, 4 p.m.

Friday: Virtual Programs: Bingo, 6pm

December 12th: Virtual Programs: Lunch Bunch, noon

December 15: Virtual Programs: Science Facts, 4 p.m. and Holly Jolly Christmas Dance, 6 p.m.

December 16: Personal program: Bowling League, 4 p.m. (canceled)

December 16: Virtual Programs: Happy Hour, 6 p.m.)

December 17th: Virtual program: Interesting facts, 4 p.m.

D.ec. 18: Personal program: dance party, 7.15 p.m.

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