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LIFTT & Carbon County Public Health to hold Red Lodge COVID Vaccine Clinic 12/12

LIFTT & Carbon County Public Health to hold Red Lodge COVID Vaccine Clinic 12/12

A number of viles of different colors with one turned to display the label "Coronavirus"

A Covid-19 vaccine clinic will be held in Red Lodge on December 12 sponsored by LIFTT and Carbon County Public Health.

Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) is joining with the Carbon County Public Health Department to provide a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Public Services Buliding located at 10 South Oakes Avenue in Red Lodge. The clinic will be providing the Moderna Bivalent Covid Booster.

Anyone interested in receiving a vaccine is asked to make an appointment by calling Carbon County Public Health at (406) 446-9941. Participants in the clinic are asked to bring their vaccine cards and insurance information with them to their appointments.

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings, and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and southcentral Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. Please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play. 

Upcoming Living Well in Montana Episodes

“Living Well in Montana is LIFTT’s show on Billings Community 7 Television and features interviews conducted by LIFTT Team members with guests of interest to the disability community. Here are some upcoming episodes of “Living Well in Montana.” Look for them a couple of days after the listed taping date on Billings Community 7 TV (Channel 7 on Charter Spectrum Cable in Yellowstone County) or online on the Community 7 Website and in our Media Library or on LIFTT’s YouTube Channel.

December 15, 2022- LIFTT, There’s an app for that!: Our guests will be Dave Worestrell, President and Publisher of the Billings Gazette and Lee Enterprises Montana, and Erica Yakawich, Regional Sales Manager for Lee Enterprises. LIFTT spent the past almost two years working with Lee and its digital arm Amplified on designing a new state-of-the-art accessible website and launching what is believed to be the first-ever mobile app for a Center for Independent Living in the United States. Erica and Dave will be joined by LIFTT team members to discuss the ongoing collaborative effort to move LIFTT’s digital presence forward while answering the challenge of access for all.

December 28, 2022- Emergency Preparedness: 

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings, and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and southcentral Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org, or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play. 

Today! LIFTT Halloween Haunt 3 p.m. on Zoom!

Today! LIFTT Halloween Haunt 3 p.m. on Zoom!

LIFTT Halloween Haunt Thursday October 27, 2022 3 p.m. on Zoom. Games, Fun, Prizes!

 

LIFTT’s peer support group invites one and all to join them on Thursday, October 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. for a Virtual “Halloween Haunt”

Lots of Spooky Games to be played 

Prizes for

The best Halloween costume, hand-decorated background, and virtual Halloween background.

To join the party: https://zoom.us/j/93017341646

For more information about the Halloween Haunt or the LIFTT peer support group contact Tanya Thomas at (406) 690-6324 or tanyat@liftt.org  

 

 

LIFTT Board of Directors meets November 3

LIFTT Board of Directors meets November 3

The board of directors of Living Independently for Today &Tomorrow (LIFTT) will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 3, beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. The public is invited to attend and offer comments during the public comment period.

Click here to view or download the meeting agenda and zoom information for the November 3, LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF) 

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings, Glendive, and Red Lodge, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and southcentral Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org, or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play.  

LIFTT and Neighbors Helping Neighbors host Glendive “Balloon Battleship” Fundraiser 8/27

LIFTT and Neighbors Helping Neighbors host Glendive “Balloon Battleship” Fundraiser 8/27


LIFTT and Neighbors Helping Neighbors "Balloon Battleship" fundraiser August 27

Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) and Neighbors Helping Neighbors invite the community to participate in their first ever “Balloon Battleship” fundraiser on Saturday, August 27 beginning at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Fantastic Finds at 23 Highway 16 in Glendive.

A human-propelled take on the classic board game using water balloon armaments teams of 10 players consisting of a fleet of five “ships” and five “bombers” will compete in a double elimination tournament consisting of matches that can last up to 30 minutes. The first team whose “bombers” sink their opponent’s entire “fleet” is the winner. If full time is reached before the side’s entire “fleet” is “sunk” the team who “sank” more of their opponents’ “ships” will be the winner.

Registration will be $100 per team of 10. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the tournament will be divided between LIFTT and Neighbors Helping Neighbors to support each organization’s mission.

For more information about the “Balloon Battleship” fundraiser or to register your team contact Jen Hawkinson with LIFTT at (406) 948-8503, jenh@liftt.org, or Tina Carter with Neighbors helping Neighbors at (406) 939-4596, tacarter55@outlook.com

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT):  LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)(3) Corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With offices in Billings and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help to empower persons with disabilities to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and southcentral Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone.  For more information, please visit http://www.liftt.org, or download our mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

LIFTT Billings Office to hold ADA Celebration on July 26 Noon-2 p.m.

LIFTT ADA Celebration 2022 Flyer

Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) is pleased to announce that on July 26 they will be hosting a community celebration to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark bipartisan civil rights legislation was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 26, 1990.

The event will run from Noon to 2 p.m. in the Front parking lot of the LIFTT office at 1201 Grand Avenue and will feature a free BBQ lunch of hot dogs, bananas, and bottled water as well brief greetings and reflections on the importance of the ADA from members of the LIFTT team and local elected officials.

“The Americans with Disabilities Act marks the first time in history a nation put into law the concept that people with disabilities are first and foremost citizens entitled to the same rights, protections, and access to their communities as anyone else.” said LIFTT Outreach and Government Affairs Coordinator, Jed Barton, “ This event is a chance for the community to come together to celebrate this achievement and to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities facing people with disabilities in our region today.”

For more information about the event please contact Carlos Ramalho, Executive Director, at (406) 294-5190 or carlosr@liftt.org or Jed Barton, outreach & Government Affairs Coordinator (406) 294-5186 or jedb@liftt.org

 

 

Raffle Tickets now on sale through June 29!

Tickets are on sale now through June 29 for the 2022 LIFTT fundraising raffle! Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased from any LIFTT team member or by contacting our offices in either Billings (1201 Grand Avenue #1, (406) 259-5181) or Glendive (100 1/2 South Merrill Avenue, (406) 948-8501) during regular business hours. 

The 2022 LIFTT raffle drawing will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Winners need not be present. Winners will be notified by phone call, text, and/or email.   

Among the prizes to be awarded  in the 2022 LIFTT raffle: 

  • A Round Imperial Garnet, free design consultation, and $100 off a custom setting from Sugar Plum Fine Jewelry of Glendive.
  • A $100 gift card towards art supplies/instruction from Crooked Line Studio of Billings
  • Gift cards for
    • Wal-Mart,
    • Fuddruckers,
    • Wendy’s,
    • Perkins,
    • Tractor Supply Company,
    • and More!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go towards furthering LIFTT’s work of helping people with disabilities achieve independence. The  LIFTT team would like to express our thanks to all of the businesses who have donated prizes and all those who have or will buy tickets.  

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): As the center for independent living for 18 counties in Southeastern Montana, Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) is committed to providing programs and services that help to empower persons with disabilities to break down the physical, bureaucratic and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities. For more information about LIFTT’s programs and services click here or find us on Facebook and YouTube

LIFTT to hold St. Patrick’s Day Zoom Party March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day with a large shamrock

Hello LIFTT Consumers, Service Providers, Team, and Friends!

Please join us on Thursday, March 17th  from 3-4 p.m. for LIFTT’s online St. Patrick’s Day Party!
Wear your GREEN, dress up your Zoom background, let’s get Irish and Sham”rock” the place! There will be activities to participate in and LOTS of blarney going on!  Bring your Luck of the Irish and your gift of the gab and we’ll have a great time.
We hope to see you there!
Topic: LIFTT’s St. Patrick’s Day online party!
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm, Thursday, March 17th.
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