Tag Archives: 2018

Catching Up w/NFB

Jasmyne
Friends pose at CRIS table.
CRIS attended the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut in Waterbury, updating friends on what's new at CRIS and visiting friends from around the state. More photos are available on our Facebook page HERE.

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!:

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

Steve Parker

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, 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.

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.