Events

Independence Now invites local businesses and organizations to share their upcoming events with our community on our online events calendar. Submit your event through the online Event Submission FormEvents are not guaranteed to be published.

Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Zoom

Peer support group meetings are open to individuals who are directly affected by chronic pain. Our objective is to listen with compassion, share our experiences and knowledge, support each other in coping with the challenges that living with chronic pain can bring, learn what helps others cope, and inspire each other to live as fully[…]

Event Series Lighting Your Path

Lighting Your Path

Zoom

Peer-to-Peer Support Lighting Your Path Welcomes Circle of Friends: A meeting of the minds. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87094580397?pwd=V2RacUJkemQxS2N3RFVEVlRST0pTdz09 Meeting ID: 870 9458 0397  Passcode: 601690 One tap mobile 3017158592

Creative Cooking Class

Zoom

The Grill and Food Thrills. Unique and healthy options for George Foreman Grill or Griddle.  

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Fair Housing Rights 101. Knowing your rights and how to avoid discrimination when you apply. Speaker to be announced.    

Creative Cooking Class

Zoom

The Grill and Food Thrills Part II. Unique and healthy options for George Foreman Grill or Griddle.  

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Advocating for Affordable Housing: how to tell your story to your representative and be a part of making change.    

Event Series Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Zoom

Peer support group meetings are open to individuals who are directly affected by chronic pain. Our objective is to listen with compassion, share our experiences and knowledge, support each other in coping with the challenges that living with chronic pain can bring, learn what helps others cope, and inspire each other to live as fully[…]

Lighting Your Path

Zoom

Lighting your path meets I3S- inspirational 3. promoting positive and efficient, self-advocacy in the blind and visually impaired community.    

Creative Cooking Class

Zoom

Optimizing Nutrition making Super salads with fruits and veggies.    

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Montgomery County Home Share Program. learn how you can rent a room from local approved homeowners. presented by Housing Initiative Partnership.    

Event Series Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Zoom

Peer support group meetings are open to individuals who are directly affected by chronic pain. Our objective is to listen with compassion, share our experiences and knowledge, support each other in coping with the challenges that living with chronic pain can bring, learn what helps others cope, and inspire each other to live as fully[…]

Event Series Lighting Your Path

Lighting Your Path

Zoom

Utilizing independent living skills training. Making the best of resources for everything from braille classes to creative cooking. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81313552073?pwd=VWp1N3dWcTlhcEVWS1VSYTRId0I3UT09 Meeting ID: 813 1355 2073 Passcode: 069161 One tap mobile: +1301715859  

Emergency Preparedness

Join Independence Now as Sareem Streater from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Rasheed Plummer from Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management teach us the essentials about Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. Learn to navigate difficult situations with confidence and gain knowledge on creating emergency plans, assembling emergency kits, and understanding evacuations protocols. Register[…]

Creative Cooking Class

Zoom

Break out the wok! Tabletop cooking at its finest with chicken veggie lo mein stir fry.

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Housing Authority Prince George's County and the role of the disability housing ombudsman.

Event Series Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Living Positively with Chronic Pain

Zoom

Peer support group meetings are open to individuals who are directly affected by chronic pain. Our objective is to listen with compassion, share our experiences and knowledge, support each other in coping with the challenges that living with chronic pain can bring, learn what helps others cope, and inspire each other to live as fully[…]

Lunch with Public Health Specialist

Zoom

Come and join our Public Health Specialists as they answer your questions and address your concerns about the new COVID booster shot.

Lighting Your Path

Independence Now 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Blindness Awareness Month. We will be commemorating and celebrating how far we have come in advocacy, peer support, and technological advances for the blind and low-vision community. Speakers to be announced. IN-PERSON

Cooking Class-The Comfort is in the Food

Independence Now 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Join a hands-on cooking class with Chef Danielle (in-person or virtually). This session will be like no other, the simple fresh ingredients will blow the top of your pot. Bring your grandmother's secrets to Chef Danielle's table. Because we all know the secret to a good meal is grandma’s love. Join us as We will[…]

“Beat the Winter Blues”

Zoom

Winter got you down? Don't sweat it – we have got your back! Get ready to beat those winter blues with us in our fun online hangout. Join our virtual get-together where we're diving into the nitty-gritty of winter depression – you know, those mood slumps when it is chilly outside. But hey, chin up![…]

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Do you have a housing plan? are you ready to move? Do you have money saved up for the first month’s rent and security deposit? Have you secured renters insurance? We will take a look at answering those questions and help you get prepared for housing.  

Millennials Living Out Loud

Zoom

Join your peers and meet your facilitators Kelvin Hawkins (IN Youth Independent Living Specialist) and Tyree Brown (Artist and Youth Advocate). Millennials Living Out Loud (MLOL): MLOL is a support group that encourages young adults to live openly to new experiences without fear of judgment. It fosters unashamed broadminded candid conversations and promotes disability pride![…]

Lighting Your Path

Zoom

Lighting Your Path: Diabetes Eye Disease Awareness Month. We will be taking a look at how we can better improve and save the vision that we have left as a result of diabetes-related complications. Speaker to be announced. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85744503401?pwd=T29WQzNSaGU1a1B1cURlZ05USUpGZz09 Meeting ID: 857 4450 3401 Passcode: 914196 One tap mobile 3017158592  

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Zoom

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, come celebrate with us on November 9th from 1 pm-2 pm on Zoom. We will have a Seizure First Aid and Seizure Awareness workshop presented by the Maryland Epilepsy Foundation. Join our Public Health Workers and ILS Staff for an educational and informative afternoon!    

Cooking with Awareness

Independence Now 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD, United States +1 more

 November 16th from 1-2:30 pm (in-person and virtual). Diabetes management is a journey of balance and personal empowerment. You can obtain control of your health by actively monitoring it, adopting mindful lifestyle choices, and seeking advice from healthcare professionals. Controlling your diabetes begins with the choices you make on your plate. A well-balanced, deliberate diet[…]

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Veteran's Plaza 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Outdoor Family Fun at the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Saturday before Thanksgiving, 10 am-12noon #MoCoThanksParade Larger than life inflatable turkeys and penguins, glittering floats, marching bands, dancing groups, and Santa and his elves!  The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the only Thanksgiving Parade in the metro DC area. Held in downtown Silver Spring, the exciting[…]

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Living on a budget. The art of managing your household, and all your monthly bills successfully.    

Lighting Your Path

Zoom

Lighting Your Path: Lighting Your Path celebrates the Holidays. Sharing stories and secrets to using the best adaptive gadgets for holiday cooking. Special guest Jake Clark Assistive Technology Specialist.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85744503401?pwd=T29WQzNSaGU1a1B1cURlZ05USUpGZz09 Meeting ID: 857 4450 3401 Passcode: 914196 One tap mobile 3017158592

Housing Seminar

Zoom

Cleaning up your credit for the new year so that you can apply for a new apartment. we will be discussing how credit and the score of your credit affect your ability to apply for housing opportunities and how to improve your chances.\    

Movie Advocacy Night

Zoom

Join us for Movie Advocacy Night: Holiday Edition! We're watching an oldie but a goodie: Die Hard! It takes place on Christmas Eve and is jam-packed with action and suspense. Policeman John McClane expects to visit his family for the holidays and ends up being the only one who has a chance at saving everyone[…]

New Year, New You

Zoom

Personal development for 2024. What are your individual goals and personal growth plans for the new year? How can Independence Now support you? We will relay to consumers what programs Independence Now provides and how we disseminate those services. Write down goals and share what you are comfortable with then Independence Now will provide feedback[…]

Event Series Money Follows the Person

I want my life back

Zoom

"I want my life back" helps people transition from an institution, for example a nursing facility, to community living in an apartment, private home, or small group setting. If you're living in a nursing facility and want information about moving back to the community, call our team or join one of our monthly Zoom seminars.[…]

Creative Cooking Class

Independence Now 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD, United States

 Yikes, Let's talk Vegan Foods. When you think about Vegan foods, are you thinking of delicious comfort food? If not, we have a healthy Vegan treat for you. Join us as we explore healthy Vegan options. In-person at Independence Now Silver Spring office.    Contact Kelvin Hawkins at khawkins@innow.org to register or request accommodations.  

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