Come out to Sip N Dip at Buffalo Wild Wings and experience something fun! Choose the painting you wish to paint while Angelina guides you through all three. Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING. We hope to see you there!
Category: Public Awareness
Recognizing that transportation services are essential for Seniors, People with Disabilities, Individuals and Families with Low Incomes, and the General Public to access employment, education, health services, and community programs,
West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Public Transit Cordially invites you to attend a public workshop to contribute to the plan.
Please come and provide your input and insights to discuss unmet transportation needs, gaps in transportation services, and recommended strategies to improve transportation and mobility options in and around Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor Counties.
All are invited!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Marion County Senior Center
105 Maplewood Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554
Please RSVP by October 30 by calling 800-684-1458 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available at Marion County Senior Center. For a directory of transportation providers in your county, visit
Meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. If language translation services are needed, please call Zach at 800-684-1458 in advance, or notify your local agency so that they may coordinate with the meeting facilitators.
Take our online survey on transportation needs!
Open Enrollment for 2019 runs from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018. There are 38 days left to enroll!
Outside the Open Enrollment Period, you generally can enroll in a health insurance plan only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. You’re eligible if you have certain life events, like getting married, having a baby, or losing other health coverage.
Please visit HealthCare.gov for more information.
FYI: The WV Olmstead Council wants all people with disabilities to be able to live, work and socialize in their communities as other people do. The Council’s work is based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds the right of people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting.
As we update our plan, we need your input! How well is the current service system working for people with disabilities? How can we make it better? Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by December 1st:
For more information about the Olmstead Council, contact Vanessa VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator, Vanessa.K.VanGilder@wv.gov.
From the State Olmstead Office:
The West Virginia Olmstead Office will be holding a series of community forums around the state to:
1) Share information about the Olmstead decision and West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan, and;
2) solicit stakeholder input and feedback for updating the goals, objectives and action steps of West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan.
The forums have been scheduled and they are:
September 25, 2:00 and 5:00 – Huntington – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office
October 1, 2:00 and 5:00 – Beckley – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office
October 16, 2:00 and 6:00 – Parkersburg – Judge Black Annex
October 24, 2:00 and 6:00 – Fairmont – Colasessano’s Restaurant
Further information can be found on the appropriate community announcement flyer.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Vanessa K. VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator
Olmstead Office, Office of the Inspector General
State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room 817-B
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304 558-3287
Toll Free: 866 761-4628
Fax: 304 558-1992
The Friendship House and NWVCIL invite you to attend our annual Community Picnic! Everyone welcome!
Friday, September 21st from 11 AM – 3 PM at Marilla Park Pavilion. Please call (304) 296-6091 for more information.
As an added bonus, there’s now a bus route that passes by the pavilion! Please see http://www.busride.org/Maps-Schedules/Routes/8-Brookhaven for more information regarding that route.