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Volunteer Reception a Smash!

Barbara Ekman
Barbara Ekman, a West Haven volunteer, honored for 15 years of service

CRIS Radio honored its 300 volunteers from around the state at a reception at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Volunteers are individually recognized when celebrating 5 year increments of service.  Last night they included:

5 years:

  • John Acey
  • Karen Bedard
  • Francine Goldfarb
  • Kay Long
  • MIchael Picozzi
  • Rena Tobey
  • Tim Ward
  • John Sullivan

10 years:

  • Jennifer Gaffey
  • Henry Gutterman
  • Ernest Johnson Jr.
  • Regina Strand

20 years:

  • Charles Wynn

25 years:

  • Steve Thal
  • Paul Young
  • Russ Wheeler

30 years:

  • Barbara Clark
  • James Stewart

35 years!:

Steve Parker

More photos are available on the CRIS Radio Facebook page HERE.

CRIS Partners to Educate Seniors

Enfield Senior Center
Enfield Senior Center

CRIS Radio has received a grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to train seniors in local senior centers on the wonders of new technologies.  Included in the trainings will be information about the CRIS app, how to use Alexa and other smart devices and Audio Reading Books. 

In addition, CRIS is developing a Technology Resource Guide, podcasts and a webpage to further help seniors "plug-in".

The first event was at the Enfield Senior Center and met with great success.  CRIS will be partnering with NEAT @ Oak Hill to help seniors explore the wonders of a smart home.

More information may be found HERE.

CRIS’ 21st GOLF CLASSIC: Wrap up

The 21st CRIS Golf Classic was a huge success, raising money by gathering old friends and new for an afternoon of the ancient game.  The money raised from the tournament allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

For more on the event, click HERE.
More photos can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

CRISKids Trains @ Fall for Enfield

Kelly Verret trains
CRISKids Outreach Assoc Kelly Verrett shows parents how CRISKids works.

CRISKids for Schools was among the resources offered at Fall for Enfield, a fair for Enfield residents hosted by ERFC. CRISKids for Schools is available to all of the students in Enfield schools and is used by ERFC, an after-school program. CRIS is providing training and support throughout the year.

CRISKids Kicks off School Year with Enfield Training

Cassandra Hunt

CRISKids for Schools kicked off the 2018 school year by offering a professional development (PD) session to 78 teachers from Enfield. The session was developed and led by long time CRISKids users Lauren Lieberman and Cassandra Hunt, both of Kennelly School in Hartford.

The PD was hosted by Educational Resources for Children (ERfC) and funded through grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Enfield Schools’ Page

CRISKids for Schools logo

Materials for the Study

Status of Enfield Requested Books
  • More specifically, the books we are lacking
    • A Day at the Firehouse
      Fantastic Mr. Fox
      Freckle Juice
      Frogs and Toads
      Gorillas (Living in the wild)
      Hatchet
      Henry & Mudge
      Home of the Brave
      The Giving Tree
      The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
      The Thief of Always
      Tuti's Play
      Wishtree
      Wonder