Connect with Friends

Connect with Friends

Expand your Horizons through Connect with Friends

Connections for Independent Living’s Connect with Friends program provides weekly in-person and online video conferencing workshops specifically for persons in northeastern Colorado who live with paralysis.

This is an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other Coloradans and share experiences.

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Workshops include interests ranging from armchair travel to photography to gaming.

There’s no charge to participate for persons who live with paralysis and their caregivers. You must be a resident of  Weld, Morgan, Logan, Washington, Sedgwick, Yuma, or Phillips County.

Workshops begin July 7 at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

For more information, call your Independent Living Specialist at (970) 352-8682, or send us an email message. If you’re ready to participate, your Independent Living Specialist can register you, or you can use the form below to register for the sessions of your choice.

Scheduled Sessions

Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaParticipants research vacation and travel destinations worldwide and present multimedia talks about these destinations to the group.

This workshop begins on July 7, 2021 – in-person and by video conferencing, starting at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

If participating in person at our Connections office at 1331 8th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80631, you must be fully vaccinated to attend without a face mask. Please arrive ten minutes early to the workshops. Remote video conferencing participants will be provided the workshop login information.

Participants undertake still photography in association with the PhotoVoice program. A limited number of devices are available for free loan from the Connections Loan Closet.

Participants undertake painting, drawing, and sculpture. Creative writing, poetry, and music may also be included if interest supports.

Participants learn about gaming through available game consoles such as Playstation and Nintendo, and through Internet game applications and programs. A limited number of devices are available for free loan from the Connections Loan Closet.

Participants learn about processes and tools to research family histories, then undertake the process themselves. 

Participants undertake videography in association with the PhotoVoice program. A limited number of devices are available for free loan from the Connections Loan Closet.

Join Us

Complete our form below to register for our Connect with Friends program.

  • Sessions will be hosted weekly on Wednesdays for as long as two months per session.
  • Some participants may choose to attend our sessions in person. Please indicate your preference.
  • Indicate whether you will need technology from the Connections Loan Closet for your participation. Devices will be available at no cost, and are provided for the length of the session term.
  • Carefully double-check your information prior to submitting. You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission by email.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation logo artProgram funding for Connections’ Connect with Friends is provided in part by a Direct Effect Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.


About the Reeve Foundation:

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. By uniting the brightest minds in the field, we are working tirelessly to accelerate scientific discovery across the field of spinal cord research by investing in labs across the globe. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, the Reeve Foundation’s national Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis, providing comprehensive information, resources, and referral services assisting over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002. The Reeve Foundation is committed to elevating our community’s voices and needs to achieve greater representation and independence. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal.  For more information, please visit our website at or call 800-225-0292.