May 2022, Volume 65
Housing Advocacy Lunch & Learn:
"Renters' Rights and Responsibilities."
Attorney Taylor Burns will present an overview of landlord-tenant law in Ohio,
with helpful tips from move-in to move-out.
Participants will learn:
See the flyer.
- Rights and duties of both landlords and tenants
- How tenants can exercise their rights through rent escrow
- Who is subject to eviction and how the process works
- Recent updates to Toledo law that impact tenants' housing rights
1 hour of LSW/LPC and DODD continuing education credits will be offered to attendees.
Register by emailing Sara Gardner at email@example.com
Lucas County Board of DD Senior Committee Training:
"Using Sensory and Relaxation Techniques
for Individuals with IDD and Dementia"
Originally planned for April, this training has been re-scheduled.
NEW DATE: Thursday, May 26, Noon to 1 pm
Presenters Jennifer Kinney and Claire Copa will provide an introduction to sensory stimulation / relaxation techniques and discuss benefits for the aging DD population.
The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to practice a relaxation technique along with the presenters.
Jennifer Kinney is a Provider Support Specialist with the Lucas County Board of DD.
Claire Copa is Coordinator of Education, Training, and Outreach with MemoryLane Care Services. She assists LCBDD with Dementia Grant projects.
To register for this training, please contact Sara Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (419) 380-5164.
One hour of continuing education units for LSW/LPC, DODD SSA/AO, and Provider Training will be provided.
Meet Kayla McKeon:
First Registered Washington DC Lobbyist with Down Syndrome
Kayla McKeon, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy at the National Down Syndrome Society, is the first registered lobbyist on Capitol Hill with Down Syndrome.
Ms. McKeon has been working at NDDS, a human rights organization for individuals with Down Syndrome, since 2017, having previously volunteered with the organization and received their Self-Advocate of the Year Award, in addition to interning with Congressman John Katko of New York.
More about Kayla McKeon:
Disability Scoop article - June 2018
CBS Evening News On The Road Story - August 2018
Thanks to Champaign Residential Services, Inc for sharing this video and making sure we knew about Kayla!
Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter Dementia Program's
Spring 2022 Webinar Series Continues
The Developmental Disabilities Supportive Services Program (DDSSP) within the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is continuing its spring series of free webinars about supporting those with developmental disabilities who have dementia or are at risk for developing it.
The series runs through June. The May sessions are:
Home Safety and Environmental Modification
for Individuals with a Developmental Disability and Dementia
Monday, May 2, 10:30 am to Noon
Activity Planning for People with DD and Dementia
Monday, May 16, 10:30 am to noon
To learn more about these and future webinars, and to register, click here.
The Developmental Disabilities Supportive Services Program is similar to our northwest Ohio Dementia Coalition: DDSSP "provides education programing and behavioral consultation to agencies and individuals caring for people with developmental disabilities and dementia or at risk of developing dementia."
If you have questions or need help registering, contact Kristi Davis at email@example.com
What Should the New, Improved TARTA System Look Like?
Give Your Input
Now that a county-wide sales tax has been approved to fund transit service throughout Lucas County, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is undertaking a comprehensive analysis and planning to completely overhaul the system.
You can share your thoughts on what Lucas County's transit system should look like in the future through the surveys, events, and comment forms on the "TARTA Next" web site. The current survey will remain available through May.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
In-Person, Maumee Indoor Theatre, Maumee, Ohio
Open for Film Submissions Now Through June 30
HELPFUL RESOURCES ALWAYS AVAILABLE
Lucas County Board of DD Senior Committee
The Lucas County Board of DD's Senior Committee offers its expertise to those who are supporting aging individuals with DD and who have concerns.
This opportunity is open to providers, family members, and Board of DD staff who would like to consult about a case involving an individual with a developmental disability who is aging and/or who is experiencing dementia-related symptoms. The committee is available to consult regarding:
- Behavioral and environmental issues
- Geriatric specialists
- Other resources in the community
Interested parties can email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
LUCAS COUNTY BOARD OF DD:
Information about LCBDD services, as well as community activities on the calendar and in the weekly Friday Update.
TO REPORT CONCERNS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT
OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
Contact the MUI Department at 419-381-5206
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
After hours/on weekends please call
419-380-5100 to access the On-Call service.
AREA OFFICE ON AGING:
Photo and Information Credits For This Issue
- Housing Advocacy Training picture is from the training flyer
- Photo of Kayla McKeon is from the National Down Syndrome Society Staff Page
- Photo accompanying the information about the Michigan Alzheimer's Association webinars is from their flyer
- CommUnity Film Fest graphic is from the Film Fest Facebook page
- TARTA, TARTA Next, and Area Office on Aging logos are from those agencies' web sites
- Images not otherwise noted come from the Bing online database