JULY 24, 2018
NRV DRC Office Manager, Krin Collins, and Community Advocate, Tiffany Allison, along with other Center for Independent Living advocates, met with US Senator Tim Kaine and his staff members in his Washington, DC conference room. Topics included Healthcare and the Disability Integration Act. This meeting was held in conjunction with a national conference spanning the week, and included a March through the streets of DC in support of disability rights.
JULY 2, 2018
Today NRV DRC Office Manager, Krin Collins, presents this Floyd County resident and NRV DRC consumer with a check from Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) funding for which we guided her in making her application last March. She will use the funds to purchase specialized eyeglasses from a vendor in Roanoke.
JUNE 4, 2018
Testimonial received from recipient of funding enabling her to get a new walk-in shower to help her maintain independence: “Mr. Lucas (contractor) and his helpers were very nice, clean and professional. I could not get a better construction team… they were great.” “This walk-in shower with the seat and safety base is a dream come true for me. The last 5-6 years I have been only able to take sponge baths.” “I would like to thank everyone for all they have done and a big thank you to Matt Shelor (Independent Living Coordinator) for his helping me get this done. Thank you all!” – A.Y.C. (resident of Pearisburg, Virginia in Giles County)
MAY 21, 2018
Today our Center aided a consumer with the acquisition of a new I-Pad Pro that will allow him to add a communication software to improve his two-way communication with others.
APRIL 17, 2018
Reception with Show Open Weekdays 8am-4pm through MAY 18, 2018
Veteran’s Art Show and Exhibition
March 8, 2018
New River Valley Agency on Aging’s Annual Caregiver’s Conference
New River Valley Disability Resource Center staff members, Barb Clark (left) and Krin Collins (right), seated at the New River Valley Agency on Aging sponsored Annual Caregiver’s Conference held March 8, 2018 at the New River Community College campus in Dublin, Virginia. Our agency interacted with the public and with fellow exhibitors throughout the day.”
[Image description: Two smiling white women are seated at an exhibition table in the middle of a large room. Behind them are large display screens on the wall and also the back of other exhibition tables with visitors to them.]
DECEMBER 14, 2017
OCTOBER 11, 2017
Today our Center celebrated the completion of our first ‘Granting Freedom’ grant application. Our Center’s consumer, a United States veteran, expressed appreciation for the support he received in the process to obtain a walk-in shower adaptation, replacing the standard bathtub he could no longer use with ease.