Independent Living

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 […]

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 […]