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Community Connections Newsletter - June 15

Community Connections Newsletter June 2015 In This Edition: What's Going on Past Happenings Future Plans Information of Interest Contact Us Your feedback and information about events happenings in the community is important to us. Submit feedback
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Resident Services Team Lead

Position :  Resident Services Team Leader, full-time with benefits, based in Portland, ME  The Iris Network is seeking a full-time Resident Services Team Leader to manage its Resident Services Program at Iris Park Apartments and supervise resident support staff in its vocational training program as well.  Normal work schedule is daytime week days, with possible week nights or weekends to
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e-GAAD! May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is quite a long name for a very simple idea. Instead of segregating and building technology specific to a disability or challenge, why not make all technology universally accessible? GAAD invites developers to think about how to make their product more accessible. Doing so will increase a user base and make a difference in the quality of life and ability to be
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Living with GRACE June 17, 2015

We have an exciting program for June 17. We are going on a field trip. We have the opportunity to take a tour of The Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine. We will learn more about the Audubon, their programs and facility. We will also have the opportunity to learn more about Birding by Ear!  Doug Hitchcox will be our speaker and will teach us how to identify birds by their calls.
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

06/ 2/2015 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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07/ 7/2015 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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Upcoming Community Events

05/30/2015 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
NFB start-up meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Chapter

The National Federation of the Blind of Maine is announcing the start-up meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Chapter on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from Noon to 2 PM at the GridIron Restaurant at 1567 Lisbon Street (Route 196) in Lewiston. 

The reservation for the side room is in Leanne Nelson’s name. 

People will be responsible for their own order off the menu, which can be seen at the restaurant web site: gridironrestaurant.com. 

Anyone interested in discovering what the NFB is doing at the local and federal level is invited to attend the meeting.
 
Any questions can be directed to Leon Proctor Jr. at 212-1456. 

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06/ 2/2015
Visually Impaired Support Team Alliance or VISTA

Originated in the Augusta area, allowing people with a vision impairment to meet in an informal environment to talk about our challenges and how we overcome those challenges.  We mentor and support one another by listening to one another, offering encouragement, and praising one another for overcoming and achieving.  No achievement is ever too small!  We meet on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month.  The time is 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST.  We welcome you!  for more information, please call or write: Leona McKenna 207-333-7087

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