The October Update
by Trevor Jacobson | Oct 19, 2023 | Monthly Newsletter
Welcome to October, friends of Easy Does It.
Despite the unusual weather, Summer is coming to a close, and we spent the end of it continuing to spread the word about our work supporting Alameda County Seniors and People with Disabilities. We’ve attended the Solano Stroll, Seniors Day at the South Berkeley Senior Center, and the USOAC’s Healthy Living Festival this month. Getting out there and connecting with many people who could benefit from our work was a pleasure. This month, we have another event to announce and a wealth of resources from our partner agencies.
Thanks to those who attended our Community Meeting
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our second community meeting of the year; we were pleased to be able to treat those who attended in person to a free lunch and Easy Does It branded merchandise . But we appreciated everyone who tuned in via teams and the live stream to hear about our accomplishments in the past six months and provide feedback to help us continue improving our service quality. We’ll see you all again in 2024 for our next Community Meeting.
Another Successful Healthy Living Festival
Our team had a phenomenal time at the USOAC’s Healthy Living Festival, the largest Resource Fair for Seniors in Alameda County. We thought we came prepared with enough branded merchandise and information for everyone, but we were overwhelmed by the number of attendees interested in our work and ran out halfway through the day. But we could still connect with countless individuals and get them set up to take advantage of the safety net services offered by Easy Does It, including Free Roadside assistance for wheelchair users throughout much of Alameda County.
We’ll be at Chabot College’s Resource Fair
Up next, Easy Does It will be tabling at Chabot College’s Disability Resource Fair. Chabot’s Disabled Students Programs & Services organizes this resource fair at the start of every Semester to ensure that students with disabilities have access to all the resources they’ll need to excel academically We’re very excited to connect them with Easy Does It’s free roadside assistance for wheelchairs throughout much of Alameda County. This takes place on October 26th at 11 a.m.
Consumer Fraud Prevention for Seniors
The Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, and Berkeley Vice Mayor Ben Bartlett invite you to a community presentation about scams targeting seniors. Attendees will learn about common scams and forms of fraud, practical tips on recognizing scams and reporting fraud, and what resources are available to provide assistance.Register to Attend
Tune in to Superfest Disability Film Festival from October 19th through 22nd
Superfest Disability Film Festival is coming this weekend, and whether you are joining in person in the Bay Area or online anywhere in the world, you need to be a part of it! Superfest is the longest-running disability film festival in the world. Since 1970, it has celebrated cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, disability–positive, and engaging perspective, and we can't wait to come together as a community to take in this much-loved disability cultural event for its 37th festival for the second year, with new levels of access.
The festival will run virtually from October 19th through 22nd, with all 15 films available for screening online. Click here for more details about the virtual screening and access. Passes start at $0!
- The Festival will host two in-person screenings:
- The Freight and Salvage in downtown Berkeley on Saturday, October 21, 12-2 p.m., including a chance to meet filmmakers after the screening. Click here for Saturday's details, access information, and COVID protocols.
- The Asian Art Museum in downtown San Francisco, Sunday, October 22, 1-3:30 pm, including a filmmaker panel following the screening. Click here for Sunday's details, access information, and COVID protocols.
Even the in-person programs have passes available starting at $0! The Festival will host a virtual community chat with Superfest filmmakers and attendees on Saturday, October 21, 5-7 p.m. PT
Invention Corps Adaptive Fashion Survey
Invention Corps is an organization founded by UC Berkeley Students to develop specific projects utilizing design thinking to improve or introduce solutions on poverty, health, the environment, and society. Currently, they're working to challenge the stigma surrounding adaptive clothing for wheelchair users and are seeking responses to their survey. Participants are eligible to win one of two 25-dollar gift cards.Take Survey
That’s all we have for you in October. We’ve had a hectic summer getting out and about to spread the word about Easy Does It. Now that the weather is getting colder, we’re looking forward to dedicating time to modernizing our operations while producing plenty of content to keep you in the loop on our Social Media Channels. Thanks for your continued support of our work; until next month, take it easy.
Sep 1, 2023
We're approaching our Second Community Meeting of the year. This event will be hybrid; we'll kick it off with free food, merch, and a brief presentation on what we've accomplished over the past six months. The remainder of the time will be dedicated...Read More