The city of West Hollywood and its Disabilities Advisory Board are hosting two events to recognize Disabilities Awareness Month in October.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, the city will host a Disabilities Resource Fair at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. The event will include free flu shots, MediCal and CalFresh enrollment and resources from nonprofit organizations serving the community. Legal consultations, which include the drafting of wills and advanced directives, will be offered by Bet Tzedek Legal Services for people who live or work in West Hollywood.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., the city will host its 21st annual Disability Service Awards in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. A reception will take place prior to the meeting beginning at 5 p.m.
The Disability Service Awards recognize individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations for work with people living with disabilities. The award recipients are Fred Goodman, who will receive the Individual Award; Ambiance Transportation, which will receive the Business Award; Juan Fernandez, recipient of the Media Award; and the Actors Fund, who will receive the nonprofit award. Former Disabilities Advisory Board member Jim Chud will receive posthumous recognition for his contributions to people with disabilities.
For information, call (323)848-6510, or visit weho.org.
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