CLEARFIELD – The public is invited to attend an informative meeting with Ray Pysher, Assistive Technology Coordinator with Roads to Freedom regarding available assistive technology and other aides. Roads To Freedom, a Center for Independent Living (CIL), was formed to serve people living with a disability. The talk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Clearfield Center for Active Living on May 15.
The mission statement of Roads to Freedom (RTF) reads “Our mission is to empower people with all disabilities by providing Resources, Options, and Disability related Services needed to obtain individual freedom in their lives.” Focus on the May 15 meeting will be on assistive technology that may be lent out by the organization.
Their program, Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library (PATLL), enables residents of all ages who live with disabilities, to try a variety of devices, in order to make a decision regarding what device would best suit their needs. Some of the more popular products are focused on hearing and vision issues, and include devices for the telephone, computer, and reading aids. RTF also works with other agencies and organizations in their A New Start program, providing free re-utilized equipment and assistive technology devices.
No reservations are needed for the program. The Center is located in the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging building at 103 N. Front St. in Clearfield. Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Clearfield Center at 814-765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site at www.ccaaa.net.
Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.