Recently, ACI hosted a workshop on the Holocaust & People with Disabilities. Guest speaker was Sol Spierer, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, who was imprisoned in a work camp in Siberia, USSR. His remarkable story of survival was inspiring. Moderating the workshop was Susan Rosenthal, a volunteer with the Holocaust Council/Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ. Thank you both for the important and emotion presentation. The workshop was founded by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities.
ACI wishes to thank Dr. Ben Szirth and the Student Sight Savers program, which is made up of students at Rutgers University Medical School in Newark. The programcame to ACI and conducted vision screenings for over 20 participants on Thursday, April 13th.
ACI volunteers, members and staff celebrated National Public Health Week by making signs encouraging people to exercise and by walking (and rolling) up and down Amboy Ave in Edison/Fords. "This is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and meet our neighbors!" said Christina Barcalow, one of the participants.
On the evening of March 23rd, friends of ACI gathered at the Mountainside Public Library for a fun night of listening to music and flexing their mental muscles putting together puzzles. Conversation ranged from the best way to put a puzzle together, different things people like to do in their free time, and favorite music acts. Thank you to the staff of Mountainside Public Library for their hospitality.
Thank you John and Elaine from the Middlesex County Health Department for the informative 2 hour training on the fundamentals of radiation as well as the Community Reception Center. Training for participants will take part in a community center simulation on Tuesday, April 25th. If you're interested in participating, please contact Carole Tonks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carole Tonks and Luke Koppisch were happy to present at this years Disability Connections; An Information and Resource Fair sponsored by the Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services. The event was held on Saturday, March 18th at the Edison Township Senior Center. Thank you for a fun and informative day!
Calling all ACI friends and family! Do you want to win delightful prizes for your family or that special someone?
ACI is holding raffle drawings on April 20th for FAMILY FUN and DATE NIGHT DELIGHT gift baskets! Each basket contains $900 worth of gift certificates and prizes including: Six Flags Great Adventure, Bonefish Grill, Vito Mazzi Salon and Spa, Forever Flowers, Woolverton Inn, Count Basie Theater, Stress Factory, Alex and Ani, Korbell Champagne and many more!
Tickets for each basket: $25 for one ticket and $100 for five tickets.
For ticket information or to inquire about selling raffle tickets, please contact Argenys Caba at email@example.com or 732-738-4388 ext. 113. PayPal is also available for payment (PLEASE specify the name of the basket you are donating towards).
Ticket sales will benefit the Alliance Center for Independence. The winner does not need to be present at the time of the drawing.