A monthly view into what's new at Loveland Center                                         October 7, 2014

Save The Date! 

The 6th Annual Christmas BBQ
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
at 6 p.m.

Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL
For sponsorships and reservations contact: 
Colette Koltay, V.P. Donor Relations & Special Events
941.493.0016 ckoltay@lovelandcenter.com

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157 S. Havana Rd. 
Venice, FL 34292 

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Loveland Center Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Loveland Center is proud to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.


The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 


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Lovelanders Luncheon - Fashion Show  


Please join us and enjoy a great show and lunch with your friends on Monday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.

Tickets are $35 per person. To purchase tickets please call, Nikki Betz 641.529.0835 or Rita Spino 941.293.4729

Featuring fashion by Patchington and Plantation Golf Shop. Proceeds from this event will assist the Lovelanders with their students support of monthly social dances, special needs of the Loveland Center and capital needs to support the Loveland Village, a planned residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month


Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down Syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. Here are some suggestions for how you might promote Down syndrome awareness in your community:

- Organize a "Down Syndrome Awareness Day" at a local  
   restaurant or community event 
  doing a human interest story about your family or about activities   involving people with Down syndrome in your area
- Write a letter to your local paper
- Donate books about Down syndrome to your local school or