January-February 2015 Newsletter

Our next VOICE meeting will be held Thursday, February 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the ABIL Office, 6829 North 57th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. This year will be having a regular meeting every other month instead of monthly.

Thanks you to those of you who came out to support VOICE for our annual Holiday Party and Gift Exchange – we were small but mighty and a good time was had by all.

2015 is a New Year and we are going to start it out by going back to our roots – advocacy! Please come prepared to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences about how we can become better advocates not only for ourselves but for everyone around us.

Happy Birthday in January to:

  • Rose Bailey              January 2

Happy Birthday in February to:

  • Mary Beth Fanum    February 11
  • Steven Nickolaus    February 15
  • Sally Whitney           February 20

Upcoming Events of Interest:

  • February 18 – SCI Women’s Support Group (602-577-0517)
  • February 19 – Men’s Disability Group (602-980-3232)
  • February 20 – COMPASS Support Group (480-628-3028)
  • February 27 – 4th Annual African American Symposium on Disabilities
  • March 19th – Men’s Disability Group (602-980-3232)
  • March 20 – COMPASS Support Group (480-628-3028)

Upcoming Meetings:

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Something to Think About:

Hope your new year is off to a good start. Make this the year to get things done that you have been putting off (like coming to VOICE).

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.”

Author Unknown

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Did you know?

January 19th was Popcorn Day

January 21st was National Hugging Day

February 15th is National Gumdrop Day

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 22nd is Be Humble Day


Live each day to the fullest – and

Remember: Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often………… Janene

December 2014 Newsletter

Our next VOICE meeting will be held Thursday, December 4th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the LDS Church at 4901 W Union Hills Drive. This is our annual Holiday Party and Potluck. Bring your favorite main dish, side dish, or dessert, etc. to share with everyone. VOICE will provide drinks and all the trimmings.

If you would like to participate in the gift exchange game, please bring a wrapped gift (value of no more than $10).

There will be no regular meeting at the ABIL office in December.

We were pleased to hear from Tiffany Wilkinson, the Director of Sales and Marketing at ADL Solutions at our November meeting. ADL Solutions is a total solution company for the mobility-impaired. Their mission is “to help people stay in their homes longer and more safely.” It is amazing the modifications and supplies that they carry for the aging population as well as the disabled community.

Happy Birthday to Anyone who nbso has a December birthday!

Upcoming Events of Interest:

  • December 18 – Men’s Disability Group (602-980-3232)
  • December 19 – COMPASS Support Group (480-628-3028)

Upcoming Meetings:

VOICE will be taking a turn and changing things up a bit in 2015. We are going to focus the entire year on Advocacy. I would like to invite any and all graduates of the VOICE Advocacy program back to assist us casino during this exciting adventure.

VOICE will be meeting every other month for 2015. We will start off 2015 in February. Please stay tuned for news about our new format.

A Thought for the Month

We all know about the celebrations in December, including Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas – but did you also know that it is:

  • World Aids Day (1st)
  • International Day of People with Disability (3rd)
  • National Cookie Day (4th)
  • Pearl Harbor Day (7th)
  • Human Rights Day (10th)

Please make this a December to remember – spend time with loved ones and always remember to love yourself.

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Roosevelt

Live each day to the fullest – and

Remember: Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often………… Janene