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. Read more.
CRIS Radio has received a grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to train seniors in local senior centers, assistive living centers, and low vision groups 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 web page to further help seniors “plug-in”.
The first event was at the Enfield Senior Center and met with great success. CRIS will partner with NEAT @ Oak Hill to help seniors explore the wonders of a smart home.
More information may be found HERE.
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.
CRIS @ South Windsor Senior Center
Friends from NFB at Bristol Senior Center
Staff from CRIS Radio attend community health fairs to make sure people in the area know that CRIS is there for them and their neighbors. Often we meet old friends, engage future volunteers and find new partners. This wouldn't be possible without the support of the NCAAA.
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 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.
CRIS RADIO RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL AREA AGENCY ON AGINGHartford Courant, August 20, 2018
On July 25, 2018, CRIS Radio received a $10,000 grant award from the North Central Area Agency on Aging. Funding is made available through … Continue Reading ››
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