Conejo Senior Resource NetworkName: Conejo Senior Resource NetworkDate: January 16, 2020Time: 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM PSTEvent Description:
CSRN is a diverse group of experienced professionals providing products and services to our senior community. Through collaboration and community outreach, CSRN serves as a hub for anyone needing senior solutions for their family and loved ones. We are a valued referral resource for our members and a trusted advisor to the community.
Join fellow professionals who provide assistance, products, services and education to the Conejo Valley's senior community and their adult children for an open exchange of ideas, information and resources.
This month's meeting will feature Joni Eareckson Tada, from Joni & Friends.
Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends, is an international advocate for people with disabilities.
A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. During her rehabilitation, Joni spent long months learning how to paint with a brush between her teeth. Her high-detail fine art painting and prints are now sought-after and collected.
Joni wrote a best-selling autobiography Joni: An Unforgettable Story and starred in a feature film of the same name, both of which have been translated into many languages, introducing her to people around the world. Since then she has written over 50 books and is a regular columnist in several magazines.
In 1979, Joni founded her nonprofit, Joni and Friends, to provide Christ-centered ministry to special needs families, as well as training for churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special needs families through Family Retreats and has delivered over 160,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy individuals with disabilities in developing nations through Wheels for the World.
In 2010, Joni battled stage III breast cancer, followed by a second occurrence of cancer in 2018. Through her challenges with quadriplegia, cancer, and chronic pain, Joni has maintained steadfast courage and hope. Joni and her husband, Ken Tada, have been married since 1982 and enjoy serving people impacted by disability together through Joni and Friends.
You can learn more about Joni?s ministry at www.joniandfriends.org.