February 14, 2022
ECNV is very saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Kelley, who passed away over the weekend. Tom had been an advocate and friend to most of us at ECNV for years, if not decades. In January, he completed his term and handed over the reins as Board Treasurer for ECNV. We had the opportunity to tell him how much we appreciated him just a few weeks ago with a plaque celebrating his dedication to ECNV.
A founding member of ECNV, Doris Ray, recounts, “He was a strong, passionate and eloquent spokesperson for the disability community, and as I saw him lead the Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission, I grew in my respect for him. I was very pleased to see that eventually he joined our Board and took an instrumental role in guiding the organization.”
Tom has been an ardent supporter of the Independent Living and Disability rights movement for a long time. We convey our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
[Image: Tom in his wheelchair smiling wearing a gray shirt.]
Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the potential health risk this poses to our clients and staff, our offices are closed to outside visitors as we continue to serve our clients virtually. Please go to our website ecnv.org to contact staff for services via email or work cell. You may also email us at email@example.com.
People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with increased hospitalizations and death when compared to the general population. As a result, many people with disabilities have been unable to go out in the community and rely on family and caregivers for services. We are pleased to announce our new COVID-19 initiative that places people with disabilities in the center of our efforts to promote vaccinations and boosters. This initiative serves the ECNV geographic areas of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.
We are all in this together. Our team at ECNV is continuing to stay connected with each other, our consumers and partners. We have a working document to bring you up to date resources during this pandemic. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have resources you would like to add to this list.
ECNV has great wheelchairs, scooters, and mobility equipment available for those in need. Contact Selvin Garcia at (703) 525-3268 or email@example.com for more details.
Image: Durable Medical Equipment lined up in the following order : cane, crutches, grayscooter, walker, commode,chair with tray and blue shower chair.
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Listen as fellow change agents D'Arcee Charington Neal, Marcos Castillo, Joshua Wilson and Teresa Champion talk openly and honestly about the state of work in the disabled world today.
By ECNV Agents of Change Ford Foundation Fellow D'Arcee Charington Neal Out in 2021 Using the actual number 2021. Did that actually even really happen? Can anyone actually prove it? Come at me bro. Cause I need proof. Anti-racism: that was cute. Everyone came together for approximately 8 months, 2 weeks, 12 days and 4 hours to actually look at the beast that was white supremacy. It was like, someone yelled “hey! This entire country is built on/profits off of whiteness” We cracked open the door and saw the flaming eye of Sauron and was like whoaaaaaa. And promptly closed the door. We know people didn't pick up the antiracist books they bought in 2020. Masks: whewwwwwwwww we're free! We really thought that. Like, we really did. Working in an office: finally someone said it. Why do we do this? Is this necessary? The answer is: NO History: remember when documented facts were put down in a place where everyone could see? Or when we would turn to people who's job it is to keep account of public memory?
Blog by: Pansy Walker , Medicaid Programs Coordinator The Month of November is known as Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Former President Ronald Reagan made November the designated month in 1983 and it is still recognized today. During November, there are many observances that include fundraisers, tips for healthy aging, Alzheimer's information that is now downloadable, “memory walks,” and so much information and resources for caregivers. Please note the resources listed below for more information on where to find information and what you can do to be a part of Alzheimer's Awareness Month. There are many stages to Alzheimer's and there are current treatments to focus on maintaining the mental function, behavioral actions and ways to slow or delay the progression of the disease.