URGENT! Medical Equipment Donations Needed!

If you have durable medical equipment taking up valuable real estate in your home, please consider donating to Disability Achievement Center.  We refurbish used equipment and give it to a person with a disability who cannot afford to purchase it.

Items we accept include:   Wheelchairs (manual and power),  Walkers, Rollators, Raised Commodes, Canes, Transfer Benches, Hoyer Lifts, and Stair Lifts.

Please share and thank you in advance!

DAC Awarded Grants for the CEMA Program!

Many thanks to Pasco Aging Network for your grant that will serve seniors with disabilities in Pasco County and Senior Citizens Services for the grant that will serve seniors with disabilities in Pinellas County with durable medical equipment that enables them to safely remain independent in their homes!

Some examples of equipment provided through our Consumer Equipment & Modification Assistance (CEMA) Program include walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and batteries, raised commodes, transfer benches.  Minor home modifications include installation of grab bars, handrails, and ramps that improve safety and accessibility in the home!

Call us if we can be of assistance to you!  Our phone number is (727) 539-7550.

Passion for Pasco Community Services Expo

Passion for Pasco’s

Community Services Expo

Agency information

Passion for Pasco is a new group started by one long-time resident wanting to see people getting information/assistance. We have previously met for two meetings with mainly agencies and government reps involved. I was asked at the last meeting by a rep to do something that would bring in Pasco County residents seeking information or assistance. This suggestion lead to our first expo. Our focus is not just seniors, please understand there are people in every age group dealing with chronic conditions and other issues.  I sent an email asking what agencies were coming. Some of the people that reached out today missed being on the flyer because they didn’t respond. Please respond in the future to be included. WE(I) do not have a budget so everyone must reach out to their connections to make this a success. I did set up an event on Facebook and put the info on the group Facebook page. Please always share your ideas. The brochure from the first meeting was developed when Sgt. Thomas asked for it. The expo is from another person’s request. It is our group. Please thank Julia from Disability Achievement for creating the flyer.

  • Each agency or rep will be allowed to set up on a small table or 2. Sorry space is limited. The tables here are small. Display space off of the table cannot happen this time given our space restrictions/safety concerns.
  • We ask that everyone support the Oasis. They do not charge us but expect to have food/beverages sales. That would be the fee to attend/have a table-your food/beverage purchase. No other charge for the table.
  • People will be able to come and go. It will not be a meeting setting. Please have not only information but a way to start the process should someone need assistance.
  • It will be indoors. Please do not set up outside the Oasis Coffee Shop.
  • Someone asked about door prizes. I don’t have a position either way at this time. My main goal is that hopefully someone will receive information about something that would improve their quality of life.
  • Please share with agencies, partners and your contacts. Information needs to be given to the right people for them to attend. I am limiting our tables to 15. Just to allow for the residents and other customers to be able to get around especially those in wheelchairs.
  • As of now I have reservations from– Disability Achievement, Sgt. Thomas, Sunrise-Domestic and Sexual Violence Center, Gulfside Hospice/Palliative Care, Home Care Now, Pasco County Transportation, West Pasco Habitat for Humanity

 

St. Pete Ranks No. 1 in FL and 15 in U.S. for Parks System

St. Petersburg, Fla (July 25, 2018) – The Trust for Public Land, a national not-for-profit with a mission to “create parks and protect land for people”, has ranked the City of St. Petersburg No. 1 in Florida and No. 15 in this year’s ParkScore® rating.

The 2018 ParkScore® index analyzed 100 of the largest U.S. cities using a mapping technology and demographic data to determine how well each city is meeting the need for parks. Each city was scored in four different categories:

  • Acreage – median park size
  • Investment – spending per resident
  • Amenities – an average of six key park facilities on a per capita basis
  • Access – percentage of population living within a 10-minute walk of a public park

St. Petersburg ranked higher than several major cities known for their active and outdoor lifestyle including, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, and Austin, TX.

Said Mayor Kriseman: “Our parks, which are as diverse as our people, are part of what make St. Petersburg such a special place. It is why I have expanded our parkland during my time as mayor, and fought to preserve the sanctity of our parks, especially our treasured waterfront. I want to thank the Trust for Land for rating our parks as the best in Florida. Many thanks as well to our Parks & Recreation team for all they work they do.”

Said Mike Jefferis, Leisure Services Administrator: “Our parks provide a place for the St. Pete community to get together for recreational activities and for youth to play, learn and explore. From exercise zones and free yoga in the park to annual festivals and movies in the park, St. Pete’s parks offer something for everyone.”

More about the 2018 ParkScore® index, here:  http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings.php

Pasco County Opens Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program 9/19-29

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting list

The Pasco County Housing Authority will be opening the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting list.

We will begin accepting applications on September 19, 2018 at 7:30 am through September 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm. All applicants must apply on line. No applications will be accepted at the PCHA offices.

To obtain access to the online application you must visit https://pasco.housingmanager.com/

 

https://www.pascocountyhousing.org/