Accessibility/Mobility

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 […]

Developmental Disabilities Council taking Legislators to Work

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 30, 2018 CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, Sutfinl1@michigan.gov Developmental Disabilities Council taking legislators to work to highlight Disability Employment Awareness Month LANSING, Mich. – To celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in employment, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting “Take Your Legislator to Work” events across the state in advance […]

Adapted in TC: Paying Attention to Connection Worth Effort

Featured in the Record Eagle on August 26, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Writers watch people. We eavesdrop and register details we find significant. During her 2017 Traverse City visit, Pulitzer-winning author Elizabeth Strout said she created an entire novel from observing a gesture shared by a young couple riding the subway. Yesterday, at my hair salon, I […]

Adapted in TC: How we create our lives

Featured in the Record Eagle on July 29, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Without the arts, I would not have found my way out of despair. That’s what I was thinking last week, during lunch, with my friend, Janet Greenhut. Janet’s an Ann Arbor physician; specializing in clinical preventive medicine. She helps people change behaviors that affect their […]

Adapted in TC: Oh, the places you can go

Featured in the Record Eagle on July 1, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Summer is officially here. Residents and visitors alike are asking me, “What’s happening in northern Michigan?” Here’s a sampling: On June 25, the Bay Area Transportation Authority launched the Bayline bus route in Traverse City. The Bayline is free to everyone and […]