April and May Events and Information

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Reminder - Resource Roundtable: Join us each 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 when we invite guest speakers and local experts via Zoom or dial in to learn about different aspects of living and THRIVING with vision loss. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 28th from 10:30-11:30. See below for details. Meetings are open to clients, caregivers and community partners interested in connecting and learning more about our community of individuals with vision loss and on a drop in basis.

What: Resource Roundtable : April 28th featuring Vicki Preddy, MSN, RN

Nurse Educator at Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc about Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, a circadian rhythm disorder that occurs in up to 70% of people who are totally blind.

When: 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 (drop in – no reservation needed)

Where: Zoom (link and info below)

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Meeting ID: 826 2256 2040

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Meeting ID: 826 2256 2040

Independence Soccer Club Partners with MAB!

Click here for more information: Soccer Club Partners with MAB

Soundball Tennis Expo for Individuals with Vision Loss: Mecklenburg Parks and recreation in concert with the Girl Scouts are offering an opportunity for you to learn the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and inclusive environment.

What: Soundball Tennis Expo

When: April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th

Youth and teens (ages 10-17) from 1:00-2:00

Adults (18+) from 2:00-3:00

Where: Latta Park at Tom Sykes Recreation Center

Tennis Courts #6

1501 Euclid Avenue Charlotte, NC 28203

Please contact 980-314-1192 or trinfo@mecknc.gov for additional details

The link to register is -

Soundball tennis youth

Soundball tennis adults

The North Carolina Reading Service presents: Vision Aware: Sight Issues We Face as We Mature (a virtual offering): Be a part of this virtual event offered April 27th from 1:00-3:00! Enjoy feature presentations on eye diseases and treatments, changing eye conditions we face as we age and advances in assistive technology designed to help you maintain an independent lifestyle – all from the comfort of your own home.

For more information and registration:

Vision Aware: Sight Issues We Face as We Mature

Sound the Alarm - Fire Safety Campaign: Most of us don’t realize we have just two minutes to escape a home fire. That’s why the American Red Cross is preparing families to act quickly through our Home Fire Campaign’s Sound the Alarm. This spring, Red Cross volunteers will virtually connect with families to share fire safety information and help them create an escape plan to practice their two-minute drill. Volunteers will also refer residents to Red Cross fire department partners, who will install free smoke alarms by appointment -- as it’s safe to do so.

For registration:

Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Signup

Open Enrollment has begun for NC Medicaid Managed care (We will host a Resource Roundtable in June to address this) all eligible members will need to enroll by May 14, 2021. Health plan coverage will start as of July 1, 2021.

There is a new way to access Medicaid health care in NC. Most people receiving Medicaid in NC must now choose a health plan. They will get the same Medicaid services, just in a new way, through one of these health plans. NC Medicaid Managed Care should have already sent you a letter in the mail that tells you if you must enroll. You will be able to choose the health plan that you believe is the best fit for you out of the available options. Everything will then come from that same health plan after the July 1st effective date. This includes physical health, behavioral health, and medicine. Some health plans provide added services, like programs to help you quit smoking, for example. You will also need to choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP could be your family doctor, clinic or other health care provider. They will help you with your health care needs.

You can go to https://ncmedicaidplans.gov/ to learn more about the NC Medicaid Managed Care program and to enroll. Please be advised that NC Medicaid eligibility rules are not changing. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact your local Department of Social Services (DSS) office.

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS):

Phone: 1-704-336-3000

Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

Or for a full list of North Carolina DSS offices, go to www.ncdhhs.gov/localdss

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