Independent Living

Join us for Smart Commute Breakfast on June 7

We are thrilled to be part of Smart Commute Week going on from June 4 – 8, 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 […]

Protecting Our Rights Requires Vigilance

Featured in The Record Eagle on May 6, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers My paternal grandparents, Ann and Roy, were extremely important to me. As their first grandchild, they supported me and my parents in every way that mattered. My grandfather, an immensely decent human being, stood for hours outside of my hospital room after […]

Crawford County Millage Proposal Would Help Pay For New Buses

Featured in the Crawford County Avalance WRITTEN BY Dan Sanderson, staff writer Crawford County voters will decide a millage proposal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot to keep the Crawford County Transportation Authority buses rolling.  A .25 mill request to increase funding for the transportation system, better known as Dial-A-Ride, will be on the […]

Your Voice Matters! Take this quick National Survey on Health Reform and Independent Living

Information and Survey PROVIDED BY University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability and Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) The University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability (RTC:Rural) is teaming up with the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) to help recruit rural people for a national […]

Pedaling Towards Happiness: 7 Mental Health Benefits of Riding Bikes

Guest blog post WRITTEN BY Hillary Angus featured on Momentummag.com We all know that riding bikes is great for our physical health. It improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces body fat, builds strength, and improves circulation. But what about our mental health? The link between exercise and improved mental health is not new, many studies over the […]

Five Reasons to Accommodate Service Dogs in the Workplace

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Service dogs are becoming increasingly common for individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility issues, seizure disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These dogs are trained to do a range of tasks, from opening doors to turning on light switches. Seizure detection dogs can even detect […]