On Tuesday, March 16th FREED Board members, along with Executive Director Ana Acton, will be thrown in jail! KNCO Jail that is! You can bail them out and support FREED!
FREED in collaboration with community partners is supporting personal emergency preparedness and COVID-19 protection efforts for people with disabilities and older adults with two Emergency Supplies/COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive-Thru Pick-up events in Grass Valley on February 16 and February 18 in Grass Valley and February 23 and February 25 in Yuba City.
Watch the recording from California Dept. of Aging’s Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar series, featuring Christina Mills from the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers & Ana Acton of FREED.
This Fall our community experienced 5 public safety power shut-offs in the middle of wildfire season. Many in our community require power for independent living and life-sustaining equipment.
2020 has undoubtedly been a time of crisis. Together we have experienced a world-wide pandemic, social unrest, wildfires, and public safety power shut offs. We have seen issues that have always existed for people with disabilities and older adults intensified by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
FREED Statement on COVID-19 & Masks
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law thirty years ago to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities and to extend opportunity and promote inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Here in Nevada County, people with disabilities play an important role in all facets of life and social discourse. We as a community must do what we can to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect those of us who are at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Our Community: Aging & Disability Conference will be taking place as a webinar series! This ADRC webinar series, aimed at people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, community organizations and providers, will focus on four major subject areas critical to these attendees and extremely relevant to the times in which we are living.
We are proud to release the first “Our Community” Aging And Disability webinar series, titled “Emergency Preparedness for All”. This webinar is made possible with the help of LISTOS California, the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, and Nevada County.
FREED’s 2019 Annual Report is available to the public.
The emerging Yuba-Sutter Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is launching the 2020 agency cross training program.
Purpose and Goals
The Yuba-Sutter ADRC and ADRC Advisory Committee is a network of organizations that work together to make access to services easier for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and family care providers. To accomplish this goal it is critical that all partners understand the resources and services being provided by all partners and community organizations that serve this population.
Audiences for the training will include leadership and line-staff of organizations and agencies that serve people with disabilities and older adults.
2020 Training Schedule
4/21/2020 – FREED
6/23/202 – Agency on Aging Area 4