ECNV Newsletter: November
In this edition, We meet our new board members Jim O'Meara and Kelley Simoneaux. A special Thanksgiving message from ECNV's Executive Director James Garrett. Consumer, Heather McDaniel writes about her passion for running. Free Adaptive Scuba Program information. ECNV's Annual Winter Gala (Free Event) is coming up so RSVP today. A reminder on the importance of voting November 6th!





Upcoming Events

Tuesday , November 13 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Sterling, VA United States 20164

Loudoun Endependence hosts workshop, to address ways aging and disabled populations can address common challenges of inaccessibility in the home while facing debilitating cognitive and physical mobility decline.
The session includes speakers, Claire Kelly, an occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place (CAP) Specialist working in Virginia and DC, owner of Live Well Home Modification Consulting, and LEND staff will briefly overview their programs as well as discuss care-giving resources, and county, state and federal housing supplemental/financial programs that may provide some funding for your home modification project if you qualify. 

*If you require reasonable accommodations please notify Tracee Garner at least 48hrs before the event. Please rsvp.
Contact: Tracee Garner
              571.291.9550
               traceeg@ecnv.org

When
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
Where
Wakefield High School Aquatic Center 1325 S. Wakefield Street Arlington, VA 22206 ( map )
Description
We are inviting people of all abilities to join us for this Diveheart Scuba Experience Program!

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Volunteers please arrive at 10 am

Remember to bring a towel and dry clothes to change into. 

Please sign up at this link to volunteer: 

Please sign up at this link to participate: 
Participants     


Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm.
4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

ECNV would like to invite all friends and supporters to our 2018 Annual Winter Gala!
The event is FREE to attend and sponsorship is appreciated. It will include food, refreshments, live music, and an opportunity for community members to mingle and celebrate the holiday season, so don't miss out!

To RSVP or sponsor our event please register here , email us at events@ecnv.org
or call 703-525-3268

ECNV is committed to complying with the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sign Language Interpreters and CART will be available at the event.
If you have received any services from the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) or LEND, we’d like your feedback. Your input helps improve the quality of our services and ensures we are meeting your needs.
Social Groups

Connect4 Social Hour TBA!

The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, November 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA 22201. Join us for food and fun for $5!
To RSVP email RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268

TGIF Social Group will be meeting for dinner at Silver Diner on Friday November 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 3200 Wilson Blvd Arlington, Virginia 22201 . You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268
ECNV Spotlight

By: Elizabeth Kumar,Communications Manager
Jim O'Meara
Jim is the general manager of Mobility Works in Alexandra. He is passionate about fighting for the rights and needs of all people with disabilities and our Veterans who have served our Country. By serving on the Board of the ECNV he hopes to use his experience in the Automotive Industry to help improve transportation challenges in the disabled community by working along with the other Board members and leaning on their experience in overcoming the challenges for all people with disabilities and continue to fight for their rights. Find out more about Jim on our website.
Kelley Simoneaux
Kelley joined The Law Offices of John Morrison, LLC in 2015 after working for two nationally recognized plaintiff’s firms in Atlanta, Georgia. She has always represented those who have been injured due to the negligence of others and brings her extensive litigation background and trial experience to The Law Offices of John Morrison, LLC to represent clients in personal injury, wrongful death, premise liability and medical malpractice cases. Find out more about Kelley on our website.
By: Heather McDaniel
Running has been an experience for me dating back to when I was young. I have been running since I was 11 years of age, and out of curiosity, it has turned into strength. Living with blindness has presented challenges, but it has given me the greatest gift of all, self-confidence. It seems that every day, comes another test, however, if I passed these tests, it gives the satisfaction of victory.....Click on title for more!
EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
By Elizabeth Kumar,Communications Manager
About 48.9 Million people live with a disability in the United States. Imagine the impact this voting bloc could make on the November 6th election and beyond. It is important to remember that EVERY VOTE COUNTS!


A Thanksgiving Message from ECNV's Executive Director
By James Garrett , Executive Director
As we head into the upcoming holiday, ECNV sends all our consumers, sponsors, friends, and families a special greeting. We give thanks especially for our consumers who work hard each day to reach their goals of independence and our staff members who help them get there. Please join us for a special holiday celebration on December 18 at our Annual Winter Gala at the NRECA. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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