Independent Living

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 […]

RECALL: Bedside Shaker Fire Alarms

Thank you to the Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority for bringing this recall to our attention! Lifetone Technology recalls bedside fire alarm and clocks due to failure to fully alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and AC170100001 […]

Splash into a Post-Retirement Vacation (without Drowning in Debt)

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of seniorfriendly.info. After decades of hard work, you want to spend your retirement soaking up the sun, exploring new places, and enjoying new experiences. But you also want to watch your nickels and dimes. Here’s how you do both: Manage costs at home. One of the biggest issues […]

Giving Tuesday! November 27

  The holiday giving season is just around the corner – can you believe it?  Kick it off by participating in Giving Tuesday! Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.  Join us for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the globe […]

Parent Network Workshop – November 14

Parenting is tough.  We understand and we’re here to help.  Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City*.  Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be discussing Social Security and Work Incentives Overview.  A light […]

Parent Network Workshop – October 17

Parenting is tough.  We understand and we’re here to help.  Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City*.  Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be starting the conversation on Healthy Relationships; what this […]

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 […]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018 Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years! Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”  Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value […]