Disabilities Awareness Day
9th Annual Cape May County Community Disabilities Awareness Day Event Is on Saturday, November 4th at the Avalon Community Center.
Cape May Court House, April 2017. --- On Saturday, November 4th, Cape May County will celebrate its 9th Annual Disabilities Awareness Day, an event that offers information, food, music, and fun not only for people with disabilities but for all who are interested in the agencies and organizations that serve the citizens of Cape May County. The event is being held from 10 am to 1 pm at the Avalon Community Center at 30th Street & Boardwalk. Fare Free Transportation will be available for county residents who call to reserve a ride by the deadline which is Friday, October 27th.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. There will be a Kids Korner and Radio station WIBG will be broadcasting from the event and entertainment will be offered by the Cape May County String Band and dancers from the Cape May Dancers in North Cape May.
An always popular feature of the event is the Mini Health Fair conducted by Cape Regional Medical Center’s Parish Nurse Program, offering free blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings. Again this year, the County Health Department will offer flu shots.
The winners of the 2016 Frank Unkle Outstanding Service Award, which acknowledges individuals, organizations and/or businesses for their contributions to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in our county, will be honored at Disabilities Awareness Day. Nominations for this award will be accepted until October 2nd.
Exhibitors at this annual event include representatives from 50+ local and state service agencies, civic organizations, support groups, and commercial vendors specializing in products and services of particular interest to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.
The theme of the event summarizes its purpose: Opening doors and dialogue . . . so that all are welcome in the Cape May County community.
This event has been planned by representatives from the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services, the CMC Human Services Advisory Council, the ARC of Cape May and several community disabilities advocates. For more information, contact Krista Fitzsimons at the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services: 609-886-2784.