Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

What: Non-24-Hour (N24) Sleep-Wake Disorder Presentation
When: Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Where: Athens-Clarke County Public Library located at 2025 Baxter St., Athens, GA 30606

Non-24-hour (N24) sleep-wake disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder in which an individual’s biological clock fails to synchronize to a 24-hour day.

Instead of sleeping at roughly the same time every day, someone with N24 will typically find their sleep time gradually [delayed] by minutes to hours every day.

They will sleep at later and later clock times until their sleep periods go all the way around the clock. (In extremely rare cases the sleep rhythm will gradually advance rather than delay.)

Attempts to fight against this internal rhythm and sleep on a typical schedule [can] result in severe and cumulative sleep deprivation.

N24 occurs in 55-70% of completely blind people, but also occurs in an unknown percentage of sighted people.

Adapted from: Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder – Circadian Rhythm Disorder (rarediseases.org)

Please join us on Tuesday, 15 October 2024,

for the White Cane Awareness Day Celebration in Athens, GA,

from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

in front of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

City Hall

301 College Ave, Athens, Ga 30601.

There, we will recognize the significance of the White Cane and honor the many achievements of blind and visually impaired Americans.

General Itinerary:

    • Welcome by Garrick Scott, Executive Director, Multiplechoices Center for Independent Living
    • ACC Mayor, Kelly Girtz,

with his eyes covered and thus his vision obscured, will receive professional O&M (Orientation & Mobility) training.

    • Community members will share “What My Cane Means To Me”
    • Group Walk in front of City Hall
    • Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 



Board Meetings

Please join us for our quarterly Board Meetings held on the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October.

Meetings convene at 6pm here at Multiplechoices™ Center for Independent Living.

The Board Meeting dates for 2024 are: 16 Jan, 16 Apr, 16 Jul, 15 Oct.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

Athens Heritage Lions Club
The Knights of Columbus
Lorraine Communications, Inc
Athens Council of the Blind
Dr. Al Myers
Justin Ingham
The Oliver Family
Jeraldine Toney
Doug Hatch
Bowles Dean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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