UC Davis is looking for adults in California with different abilities to weigh in on the transportation needs of our community.
As of March 15, 2021, COVID 19 vaccines are available to people with disabilities above the age of 16. All consumers of Regional Centers, Independent Living Centers, and In-Home Supportive Services are eligible for the COVID vaccine. FREED advocates for individuals to “self-certify” their qualifying disabilities, but if documentation is needed, FREED will provide such documentation to its consumers if requested. If you want such documentation, please contact Jessica at 530-477-3333, jessica@FREED.org, in the Grass Valley office or Karen James, 530-742-4474, karenj@FREED.org in the Yuba City office.
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.
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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.