8 2016

Independent Living in our Community

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community hosts representatives of AdLib, the local Independent Living
Center serving the Berkshires, who will talk about the group’s services.

Disability can happen at any time and at any age, but there are many resources that can help people in Berkshire
County gain the necessary information for themselves or their loved ones. The discussion at this presentation will
give a brief overview of AdLib’s services and mission. There will be time for attendees to ask questions and give suggestions as to the important issues relating to inclusion in all areas of life.

Catherine Carchedi is the program manager at AdLib,and has worked in various capacities at the center for over 20 years. Besides her responsibilities of overseeing programs within AdLib, she represents the agency on many advisory committees. Nancy Rumbolt-Trzcinski is the assistant program manager at AdLib. She supervises the Independent Living Department, which consists of peer counselors, a small transportation program, and representative payee services for a limited number of consumers.

February has been recognized as Jewish Disability Awareness Month.  To honor and celebrate this in Berkshire County, The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires is highlighting the work of AdLib.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.