Independent Living

Social Group – Accessible Gaming Survey

We need your help and value your opinion. We are considering adding a accessible gaming social group and want to hear from you! Please take our quick Social Group – Gaming Survey and let us know your thoughts. If you have additional questions, please contact Demarie Jones at 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or email Demarie with your questions […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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!  […]