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Easy Does It is one of many organizations dedicated to empowering seniors and people with disabilities. We maintain a list of upcoming workshops and events. As well as a list of repair shops, nonprofits, and organizations that can help you.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Other non-profits regularly host workshops and events that enhance independent living. We strive to keep this list current for our clients.



"Disabled, Working, and Thriving!" Vocational Workshop Series

  • Every Other Friday
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom

The five-part workshop will focus on job searching, resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, workplace accommodations, disability disclosure, and more! Additionally, office hours will be available with our vocational training instructor/program coordinator, so attendees can work 1-on-1 with staff on resume/cover letter building, mock interviews, and go in depth into topic areas as needed.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis / Fall Prevention class

  • Wednesday
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom

Pam Stoker of Sutter Health Eden Medical Center is leading a Tai Chi for Arthritis / Fall Prevention class for area older adults from October 3 – December 14, 2023. The class will be held online and is free. For more information, contact Pam directly at

pamela.stoker@sutterhealth.org | (510)727-8485



SUPERFEST Disability Film Festival

  • Wednesday
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom

Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—hosted by Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds.

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Wheelchair Repair and Supplies

Unfortunately, due to funding limitations, our repair shop can currently only serve Berkeley and Oakland Residents. But we maintain a list of repair providers in Alameda County that we can refer you to.

The ReCARES Network

ReCARES is a small volunteer-run environmental and community service non-profit organization. We aim to increase access to medical equipment and supplies while reducing unnecessary environmental waste.

We collect donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and supplies, then redistribute them for free to seniors, people with disabilities, and other individuals in need.

Donate Medical Equipment

    All items must be in excellent condition and clean with no damage, dirt, corrosion, stains, or rust.
    If you would take the item home to your mother then likely we will be
    able to reassign it back out.  Please check the undersides of the
    equipment and clean them if necessary.

    Receive Medical Equipment

    Arrive during open hours and line up.
    Remember: if you are unable to come, someone else can do it for you and pick up what you need. When it is your turn at the line, a volunteer will work with you. The volunteer will do their best to find what you need. We give as much as we can depending on the number of items available.

    Independent Life Medical Supplies

    Our staff is certified and trained on all manufacturer's equipment in our warehouse. Pick-up and delivery available in most cases. We also offer rental equipment while you wait for your repairs to be completed. We service Invacare, Pride, Merits and many other popular brands. Should you ever need help using your equipment or require equipment repair, contact us and we will schedule an appointment to assist you at your earliest convenience.

    Independent Life repairs:

    • Standard Walker
    • Scooters
    • Wheelchairs
    • Power Chairs
    • Hospital Beds
    • Stair/Lift Elevators
    • Transfer Lifts

    Improvements & Repair

    We require the evaluation fee paid prior to our taking possession of your equipment for repair. In the event your equipment is deemed irreparable, then you will be charged $75.00 for the consultation. If we take the equipment in for repair, we require a $75 .00 evaluation fee. That fee will be applied to the repairment of your equipment.

    Rollin' Along Inc

    Rollin’ Along provides on-site service throughout Alameda County. We make repairs to scooters, wheelchair lifts, power wheelchairs, platform lifts, transfer lifts and more at your home or office. See their website for the brands of equipment that Rollin’ Along services. Rather than taking away your mobility for days, we fix it right there in front of you!

    Rollin’ Along repairs:

    • Scooters
    • Wheelchairs
    • Power Chairs
    • Stair/Lift Elevators
    • Transfer Lifts

    Rollin’ Along repairs:

    Sometimes an engineer can’t leave “well enough” alone. Our experience and technical expertise enables us to make great products even better!

    Serving People with Disabilities

    These Organizations may not offer wheelchair repair, but they provide care, information, and services for people living with disabilities.

    The Center for Independent Living

    The Center for Independent Living provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.

    Visit the CIL

    World Institute on Disability

    WID is dedicated to designing, building, and supporting whole community solutions by removing barriers to include people with disabilities.

    Visit the WID


    Local 211 specialists can help with virtually any need you might face, but the majority of requests that 211s receive are for essential needs like food and shelter. 

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    Ability Tools

    Ability Tools, formerly the AT Network, is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. We provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages.

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    Alameda County's "Care Partners"

    Alameda County's "Care Partners" is a first-of-its-kind community-based culturally-relevant palliative care program. 

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    Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care.

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    ASEB (Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay) is a nonprofit community organization in California that provides services for individuals withdementia, as well as for their families.

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    Assisted Living for Seniors With Disabilities

    Many seniors develop diverse disabilities that can impair how and where they live. There are also those who have lived with a disability...

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    Berkeley Rides for Seniors & the Disabled (BRSD)

    Berkeley Rides for Seniors & the Disabled (BRSD)assists Berkeley residents with disabilities, and those 70 years of age or over by providing four programs that enhance access to different transportation services.

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    Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports,
    fitness and recreation programs.

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    California Telephone Access Program

    California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) provides free specialized phones and accessories for your mobile phone to all qualified Californians. These devices make it easier to hear, dial, and call. 

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    Center for Accessible Technology

    We work to increase access to digital tools, technology, including websites and apps, services, and activities. We work directly with individuals, school districts, organizations...

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    Center for Parent Information & Resources

    All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.

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    City of Berkeley, Senior Social Services

    Berkeley offers a number of services for community members who are 60 and over, as well as people who have disabilities. Seniors can access a variety of services through Berkeley...

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    Community Resources for Independent Living

    CRIL offers independent living services at no charge to persons with disabilities living in southern and eastern Alameda County.  Everyone is welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, the nature of the disability or limitation.

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    Computer Technologies Program

    Computer Technologies Program prepares people with disabilities for professional employment by providing technical training, coaching and
    associated services. Our comprehensive program is tailored to suit an incredibly diverse student...

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    Disability Benefits 101

    Minnesotans with disabilities want to work. However, many people with disabilities fear that if they go to work, they'll lose needed health care and other disability benefits. With Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), people can explore different ways to balance benefits...

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    Disability Parterships Project

    We are a community-based 501c3 nonprofit whose work is based on a partnership model. We collaborate with partners in multiple sectors (nonprofit, government, and private) to develop programs and activities in the focus areas of...

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    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

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    Family Addiction Resources

    Addiction truly is a family disease. Rehab Spot is here to help family members of those struggling with substance abuse. Unfortunately, the terrible consequences of an untreated drug or alcohol addiction don’t affect the addict alone. In many cases, the addict’s family suffers just as much.

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    Housing Benefits 101

    Housing Benefits 101 (HB101) helps people who need affordable housing, and supports to maintain that housing, understand the range of housing options and support services available. HB101 can help you make choices about where you want to live. It can also help you figure out a long-term housing plan that works for you, and the steps to move toward your housing goals.

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    Independent Living Resource Center SF

    ILRCSF relies on consumers to identify their own needs, and provides support, information, and advocacy based on these needs. ILRCSF advocates for individuals who experience disability-related barriers or discrimination, and also advocates to promote needed systems change so people with disabilities...

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    Individualized Legal Support Services

    Individualized Legal Support Services (ILSS) is a unique, free legal aid program of Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal). ILSS assists San Francisco residents receiving Personal Assisted Employment Services (PAES) and welfare benefits for families and single adults (CalWORKs). 

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    Kelly Brush Foundation: The Active Project

    Join the Active Project and help it become the largest community of adaptive organizations and athletes – from backyard riders to tri-champions. Learn about dozens of adaptive sports, discover hundreds of adaptive sports programs, and connect with the growing community...

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    Legal Assistance for Seniors

    The mission of Legal Assistance for Seniors is to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through education, counseling, and advocacy. Our vision is for all seniors to live in dignity with the greatest possible independence, regardless of social or economic circumstances.

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    Uses a dual approach of data-driven research and first-hand knowledge from aging experts, medical researchers, and its board of advisors to help caregivers and those living with dementia find the tools and resources they need to achieve the best possible quality of life, while maintaining cognitive function.

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    Paying for Senior Care

    Aging Americans are struggling to pay for assisted living, home care and other forms of long term care. Our mission is to solve this puzzle by providing tools, information and creative ideas which help families and caregivers discover the means to care for their elderly loved ones.

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    Rebuilding Together, Easy Bay Network

    Rebuilding Together East Bay Network is a non-profit organization based in the Berkeley California serving the Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville and all of Contra Costa County. We coordinate donors and volunteers to meet a critical needs...

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    Spectrum Community Services

    Founded in 1971, Spectrum Community Services is a registered, private non-profit organization that assists low-income individuals, families, and seniors in their efforts to live independently. We offer—in partnership with local service...

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    The Public Authority for IHSS

    The Public Authority for IHSS is a public agency that is separate from the County IHSS program, and, since 1995, has been providing services to IHSS Recipients and Providers that supplement IHSS. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is our Governing Body.

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