Could you or someone you know benefit from Assistive Technology (AT) but find its cost prohibitive? If yes, come learn about Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund programs that can assist individuals with obtaining AT on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. You can participate virtually via Zoom or in person at Disability Network Eastern Michigan, 1709 John R Road, Troy, MI 48083.
Participants will be given $35 for in-person attendance and $25 for Zoom attendance. (Those participating virtually will be required to complete and return a post-session form).
NEW! Join us in January for a 4-week virtual cooking and nutrition class for adults. Learn tips for making healthy food choices while preparing a meal together. A Zoom link and a grocery list will be sent out prior to the class so you can cook as you follow along at home. There is no charge to participate, only the cost of the groceries.
January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2023 (Tuesdays) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Register online at tinyurl.com/DNEMmeals or by contacting Carrie at 586-268-4160 or REC-IT@DNEMichigan.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us in welcoming Feliece Turner to DNEM! She is the new Administrative Assistant at our Troy office. Feliece is in charge of daily office/front desk operations and is first person you speak with when you call us. She also runs our loan closet at the Troy office.
Feliece fits right in with her passion and experience. Before coming to DNEM, Feliece worked as a call center operator/front desk coordinator for Lighthouse of Oakland County’s CERA, SOS, and Transitional Housing programs. She takes great pride in being able to assist and advocate for people within various marginalized communities.
Fun Facts: Feliece loves to read, watch basketball, and listen to music. Beyonce and Erykah Badu are her favorite artists. She listens to both daily. ... See MoreSee Less
Register now! Join us for a new Inclusive Arts & Crafts class at our Fort Gratiot office beginning December 12th. Create something unique each month in a fun, relaxing environment. The class is free of charge. Individuals of all abilities are welcome.
Inclusive Arts & Crafts is held from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on the second Monday of each month at DNEM’s Fort Gratiot Office, 4351 24th Ave., Suite 1, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059.
December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!
Started in 1992, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations. The theme this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world”.
Here are 5 things that you might choose to do in support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities:
1. Host DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) training at your workplace. DNEM has training options. We invite you to give us a call at 586-268-4160 for more information.
2. Use an internet search engine such as Google to read more about the history and purpose of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
3. Follow creators with disabilities.
4. Shop at businesses owned by Persons with Disabilities or that hire employees with disabilities at a fair wage.
5. Make a donation to an organization whose work is making positive change for Persons with Disabilities. (We think DNEM is a great choice! www.dnemichigan.org/donate)
Virtual Peer Support --- Life is hard but you don't have to go it alone. Discuss your concerns with other people with disabilities at our Virtual Peer Support Group. We meet every other Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via the Zoom platform. Join us this month on December 6th and 20th.
Your opinion matters! Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is currently conducting a Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) on its affordable housing rental development practices. Public input is an important part of the assessment work. Go to tinyurl.com/46kxkxdp to share your experiences, ideas, and feedback. ... See MoreSee Less
World AIDS Day is a day of solidarity for people around the world who are affected by HIV. It is a day for voices to unite by sharing experiences, remembering those lost, and standing together in the fight against HIV. While great strides have been made over the four decades since the first known reported cases of AIDS, this disease remains a public health challenge. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for every community and each individual to honor the more than 32 million people who have died worldwide from AIDS-related illnesses.
If you are a person living with HIV or AIDS, a few ways DNEM may be able to assist you include: • Peer support groups • Our I&R Specialists can share community resources such as the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program. • Our Medicaid/Medicare Assistance Program staff can assist with signing up for benefits for which you may qualify.
Medicare open enrollment ends December 7, 2022. Disability Network Eastern Michigan has certified Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) specialists that can help you compare and enroll in a Medicare plan. If you meet certain income and asset limits, we can also help you apply for the Medicare Savings Program and/or Extra Help with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. There is no charge for these services.
Call 586-268-4160 or email info@DNEMichigan.org to schedule an appointment to compare or enroll in Medicare plans. ... See MoreSee Less