EVENT DETAILS: Event: Open House – ADA Turns 33 – Community Event
Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., CEO Doug to present at 5:30 p.m., followed by comments from local legislation and consumers
Location: Independent Living, Inc. 5 Washington Terrace in Newburgh
Parking: Across Street – Activity Center Parking Lot

There will be FREE food, desserts and refreshments, donated by our local businesses.  

Prizes! Visit all of the tables for a chance to win a prize! Each table has a little something for each guest to collect, showing they’ve engaged with all of our programs and are eligible to win.   

Free phones! Yes – on the spot, within 10 minutes, eligible individuals can get their free cell phones. Come to our event and learn about all of our programs and services, including our community partner connections and referrals to supportive resources, such as Assurance Wireless who will be at our event. *We recommend that you bring a government ID and benefits award letter if you are interested in this Affordable Connectivity Program phone.  

Jobs! We are hiring! Visit our Human Resources table to learn more about job opportunities with Independent Living, Inc. If you are interested in Home Care employment, visit our Independent Home Care, Inc. table!  

Accessible and Fun Activities:
A Round of Applause for the ADA! We will welcome everyone with an activity that depicts our gratitude for and celebration of the ADA’s impact.   

Disability Awareness: Each of our programs are coordinating accessible and educational activities. Examples include: Education Advocacy will have glasses that give a first-person experience of what different visual impairments look like. 

SOR and Onward Recovery will offer Narcan training and hand out free Narcan.

Crisis Call Center Peers will offer Fentanyl and Xylazine testing trainings and kits.…and much more!  

Games: Some tables are hosting games and offering donated items as prizes for the winners.  

Informative Tabling:  
Explore various tables, each table representing a specific program or service Independent Living, Inc. offers. We aim to connect with the community through our unique range of services and share personal stories of the individuals we support. You’ll also have a chance to engage with our staff, consumers, caregivers, professionals, and other community members who attend the event. New Independent Living, Inc. and Independent Home Care, Inc. swag just arrived!  

Some of our consumers are attending to share their personal experiences at the tables and during the program. One of our incredibly talented consumers will be sharing one of their published poems!  

5:30 p.m. Presentation by President and CEO, Doug Hovey:  
At 5:30 p.m., we will have a special presentation by Doug Hovey, where he will delve into the significance of the ADA Anniversary, Disability Pride Month, and our commitment to furthering the Disability Rights Movement. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our organization and engage in a Q&A session with Doug or legislative representatives who attend.