Disability Network Blog

SHEETS of SAND – Movie Premiere!

Lights. Camera. ACTION! Join Disability Network Northern Michigan, Project Cinema Michigan, the screenwriter, director, and stars of the movie, and other community members at this exciting premiere of SHEETS of SAND. SHEETS of SAND centers on a young woman with mild Cerebral Palsy and her emerging self confidence in a world of prejudice and judgement. […]

Spiritual Wellness for Those with Cancer

Guest Blog Post written by Scott Sanders of cancerwell.org Cancer is the second most common fatal disease in the United States, just behind heart disease. The incidences of death from cancer have gone down in the last 15 years. Still, it’s been estimated that there would be 1,735,350 new cases diagnosed, and 609,640 deaths from […]

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 […]

OFFICE CLOSED Thursday, Jan. 31

Due to the harsh winter weather we are experiencing today our office is closed for the day, Thursday, January 31.  We plan to resume normal business hours tomorrow, Friday, February, 1.   Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thank you for your understanding, and please be safe if you […]

OFFICE CLOSED due to Winter Weather

Due to the harsh winter weather we are experiencing today our office is closed for the day, Wednesday, January 30.  We plan to resume normal business hours tomorrow, January, 31.   Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thank you for your understanding, and please be safe if you have […]

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 […]