FREED Center for Independent Living

Our Community: An Aging & Disability Conference - August 3rd, 2016

Our Community: An Aging & Disability Conference August 3rd, 2016 9am - 4pm Holiday Inn Express, Grass Valley Are You a Person with a Disability, Older Adult,  Provider, Family Member, Caregiver, or Friend?  RSVP Today! Call 211 by July 27 to RSVP or request accommodations Lunch provided! Workshops Local Resources | Self-Advocacy | Housing | Caring for Caregivers | Managed Care ...

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Celebration of Trails – June 4th!

Celebration of Trails - June 4th!

Join the Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Club, and FREED for a family friendly, all ability levels, hike on the Hirschman Trail this Saturday, June 4th! When: June 4th at 9:30 a.m. Level: Easy to moderate (depending on distance), .8 miles (wheelchair accessible) – 5 miles (moderate ascending and descending) Meet: Hirschman Trail Trailhead Bring the whole ...

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FREED's Friendly Visitor Program Celebrates Alfredo Nespral's 100th Birthday!

FREED’s Friendly Visitor program matches elderly, stay-at-home locals with volunteers. Earlier this year, Friendly Visitor Coordinator Maureen Gerecke made such a match between Alfredo Nespral of Penn Valley and me, Jeff Russell. In just a few short months we became good friends. As I am relearning Spanish at Sierra College, we visit in both ...

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Jail and Bail Fundraiser 2016

It’s time for the annual Jail and Bail Fundraiser, sponsored by KNCO. Several of FREED’s kind supporters are heading to “Jail” and will be collecting “Bail” in order to get out, and to support FREED! Check out the BAIL WANTED posters below, and click on the button below your favorite jailee to help ...

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New Office Hours- Starting January 1st

Starting in January the FREED office will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

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Gold Country Stage Has New ADA Policies

Nevada County's Gold Country Stage has new policies regarding ADA reasonable accommodations on public transit. Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the new policies today! Check them out at  

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FREED’s Mission is to eliminate barriers to full equality for people with disabilities through programs which promote independent living and effect systems change, while honoring dignity and self determination. FREED is a gateway to expanded choices and options at any age.  We have a number of programs centering around issues that arise with aging and disabilities.  We work with you and your family to figure out what you need, know your choices and get connected.

Who are we?

FREED is a disability and aging resource center providing services to residents of a five county area comprised of Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties.  FREED’s funders include Agency on Aging Area 4,  California Department of Rehabilitation, US Administration of Community Living, SCAN Foundation, Dignity Health Foundation, Mental Health Services Act, California Department of Health Care Services, Nevada County, and City of Yuba City.