Accessibility/Mobility

Changing Signs Changing Minds

On April 24, we traveled to our State Capital for Legislative Day. We do this every year, joining our sister Disability Networks throughout the state, to advocate for changes that promote personal empowerment and positive social changes for people with disabilities. This year our focus was the “Go Logo,” which Representative Beau LaFave introduced in […]

Join us for Smart Commute Breakfast June 6

We are thrilled to be part of Smart Commute Week going on from June 3 – 7, in the Traverse City area. Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for […]

Ribbon Cutting at Wilderness State Park

You’re invited! We hope you will join us a the Ribbon Cutting to celebrate several accessibility improvements at Wilderness State Park on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. We are excited that more Michiganders and tourists of all abilities can now enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of several completed barrier-free improvements at beautiful Wilderness […]

5 ways Seniors Can Modify Their Homes to Age in Place Without Worry

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of seniorfriendly.info. When it comes to improving quality of life for seniors, aging in place at home is hard to beat. To age in place safely though, certain modifications must be made to different areas of the home. Reducing falls and health hazards are the primary focus of home […]

Leadership Charlevoix Launches “Paddle UP”

Written by Twilla Johnson, featured in the Charlevoix Courier CHARLEVOIX — Leadership Charlevoix County hopes to make it easier for anyone to launch a kayak or paddle board onto the waters of Lake Charlevoix this summer with its Paddle UP (Universal Put-In) project. Each year, LCC takes on a community project. This year, the 15 […]

New Bus Routes In Emmet County! Get there with EMGO.

Emmet County and Straits Regional Ride have joined together to aid in your transportation needs! Your new bus service is expanding in Emmet County starting January 2, 2019. Daily service begins in Mackinaw City to multiple locations in Emmet County. Get a ride to work, school, doctor appointments, shopping and recreation on the new EMGO!  […]

A Quick Guide for Seniors Modifying or Buying an Accessible Home

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of seniorfriendly.info. Are you a senior in the market for a more accessible home? Downsizing or modifying your home is the perfect step to reducing stress in your life and making aging in place easier. Like many older adults, you may be a bit confused about where to start. […]

Honoring 41 and the ADA

These last few weeks we have mourned the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, our 41st President.  One of his greatest accomplishments in office was enacting an important policy we know today as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation and is […]

REV UP Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

  The American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Full political participation for Americans with disabilities is a top priority! AAPD works […]