Pasco Aging Network Awards Grants

On May 10th, 2017, Disability Achievement Center was awarded a $500 grant from Pasco Aging Network.  The monies will be used in our Consumer Equipment & Modification Assistance Program (CEMA) to provide Seniors living in Pasco County with durable medical equipment that improves safety and independence in their homes.  Some examples of equipment we provide include walkers, rollators, & shower chairs, as well as grab bars and access ramps.  The CEMA Program is a safety net, providing much needed equipment when insurance does not and no other means to acquire are available.  CEMA is funded solely through generous grants and donations.

Thank you Pasco Aging Network!

Pinellas County All Hazard Guides Now Available

Are you ready for hurricane season?  It’s right around the corner and Pinellas County wants all residents to be prepared.  To support that effort, an updated edition of the All Hazards Guide is made available to assist with your Emergency Plan in both English and Spanish.

Disability Achievement Center has a cache of these Guides available for pick up.  The Guides are FREE and offer a plethora of information vital to successful planning.  Get yours today!

http://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/all-hazards-guide-tools-available-for-citizens/

ALICE Report is a must read!

What is ALICE?  ALICE is a United Way acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

“Employed” is the critical word. ALICE represents those who work hard and are above the poverty line, but due to high costs and factors often beyond their control, must live paycheck to paycheck. For many, a small emergency can quickly become a major financial crisis. Car repairs and health care emergencies, to name just a few, can plunge these working families over the edge into poverty and financial chaos. When this happens, families, employers, and our economy suffer.
Read through it…It’s an eye opener!  Here’s the link:  http://www.unitedwayalice.org/documents/17UW%20ALICE%20Report_FL%20Update_2.14.17_Lowres.pdf