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The 27th American Disabilities Act Celebration

On July 27th, community members and consumers of Connections came together to celebrate the signing of a bill that has continue to impact millions of lives in America. The ADA (American Disabilities Act) was passed and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA protects peopleRead More

BBQ to Honor Veterans and First Responders

PDC Energy, Colorado Therapy Horses and Boy Scout Troup 247 are holding barbeques on June 12, June 17, August 14, September 18, and October 16 to honor veterans and first responders.  Bring your family and enjoy hot dogs and burgers, then meet the Colorado Therapy horses.  Location:  5206 West FRead More

Disability Integration Act Important in 2016

On December 18, 2015, Senator Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Disability Integration Act! This legislation (S.2427) is intended to assure that people with disabilities can live in the community rather than be forced into nursing facilities and other institutions. This ground-breaking legislation establishes statutory civil rights language – comparable to theRead More

Magnifeyed Living Find your Fit Write-up

The Magnifeyed Living Series, sponsored by Ensight Skills Center and Weld County Area Agency on Aging, brought Jessica Beecham of We Fit Wellness to the Greeley Senior Center on Wednesday to discuss staying active when you’ve lost some or all of your vision. The US is the most obese country inRead More

Coupon Madness

Connections’ consumer Christina Hernandez and her cousin Denise taught a class on how to save money using coupons. The highlights of the event were when Tina and Denise spoke of their own savings and how much they had saved by couponing. They also provided insight, such as talking about thoseRead More

Wrapping Up Vegetable Talk with Lori Kehoe

Lori Kehoe from the Vitamin Cottage came to talk with our consumers about the best ways to eat healthy and use the veggies growing in our garden. She focused on the best ways to cook and prepare vegetables. Steaming is best for broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and asparagus. SauteingRead More

What we Learned at Cooking With Cori

She brought some tools she recommended using to stay safe in the kitchen:     Ove-Glove One of them was the Ove-Glove, a heat-resistant glove which is thicker than a traditional oven mitt and protects you better than a traditional oven mitt or hot pad. It also has grip pads toRead More

New Therapeutic Yoga Instructor

We’re excited to introduce our new instructor for the Adaptive Yoga class at the Recreation Center: Tandra Kirkpatrick is a certified yoga teacher with more than 500 hours of training with and assisting Master Instructor Tias Little. She has worked in the health and fitness field for 15 years andRead More

Adaptive yoga and Inclusive Dance at the Greeley Rec Center

The Greeley Rec Center is now offering Adaptive Yoga and Inclusive Dance alternating Wednesdays.  Yoga poses and dances are adapted for people of any physical ability.  Call the center to find out more:  970.350.9400.

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IPad Training

IPads have tremendous accessibility functions making them useful as communication and learning devices.  We provide iPad and iPhone training to people with vision, communication, and cognitive disabilities through a collaboration with the High Plains Library District.  And if you are 60 or over and have a vision disorder and financialRead More