What's News...November 2017

Newsletter Editor: Holly Peterson
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and we at disAbility Connections have SO many reasons to be thankful!

Thanks to our many wonderful board members, staff, volunteers and YOU, our generous supporters. Over the last year, 2203 people of all ages have received help to learn skills and make the connections needed to live more independent, productive and fully inclusive lives in our community. We wouldn’t have been able to do our work for over 92 years without YOUR generosity and support.

Today, we continue to provide services including those not covered by state/federal funds; medical equipment repair, loan closet, Go Go’s social/recreational group, residential ramps and respite.

Please consider disAbility Connections as part of your year-end giving. We need your generous support to continue our important work. This year we’re adding a new option, for those who struggle to find a gift for someone who’s difficult to buy for. . How about a “giving card”? (See our giving cards below). I like to use them to remind my grandchildren the importance of giving back.

We wish you, your families and friends a joyous Christmas and holiday season.

Thank you again for your support!

Lesia Pikaart


Here at disAbility Connections we are not Medicaid/Medicare experts, but get lots of questions about working and maintaining medical insurance. I believe the Freedom to Work Medicaid program is still mostly a secret and could help many return to work, protect assets and make smart financial decisions. Unfortunately, many DHS workers don’t understand their own rules. You can get more information on the web at www.freedomtoworkmedicaid.com . One of our Independent Living Specialist could help you navigate Medicaid/Medicare issues if you need some help. We can at least work with you to formulate questions to ask a case worker.

General explanation and additional information can be found at:    https://dhhs.michigan.gov/OLMWEB/EX/BP/Public/BEM/174.pdf
Parish L. Stahl, Community Outreach & ADA Specialist
SOAR Representitive
We work hard to keep purchases to a minimum leaving funds to provide programs, services and gap funds for things our clients need. We do our best to be good stewards of the donations we receive. That is why we reach out occasionally for things that help us to operate our offices. These are some of the items we are in need of:

  • 8 ½ x 11 Copy paper
  • Paper Shredder (large size)
  • File Folders-1/3 cut
  • 39 Gallon Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
  • 13 Gallon Kitchen Garbage Bags
  • 32 Gallon Clear Recycling Garbage Bags
  • De-Icing Salt
  • AA Batteries
  • Post-it Notes
  •  Hand Sanitizer
  •  Kleenex
  •  Antiseptic wipes
  •  Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Disposable Cups/Utensils/Plates/Bowls
  • Pocketed folders
  • Black and Blue Ink Pens
  •  Protective Clear Plastic Top loaders Designed for 3 Ring Binders 

giving cards
What better way to make the Holiday Season more meaningful than to give the "gift of giving".  Our holiday gift cards allow you to make a charitable donation for everyone on your Christmas list.  From your loved ones to the mail man, WHO wouldn't love the gift of knowing that they helped someone in need?  They are also great for helping children learn the value of helping others.
Cards can be purchased in any denomination of $10 or more.  Funds can be designated to general services at disability Connections or to specific programs such as ramps or respite.  We will provide you with a custom "gift" card for each donation.
Honor someone you know with the gift of giving!
General Office Hours: 

Monday -  Friday 
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Closed 11/23 and 11/24
in celebration of Thanksgiving


disAbility Connections 409 Linden Avenue Jackson, MI 49203

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