Home for the holidays

By Joel Feick For the past 3 months, 50 year old Mike has called Fenton Health Care his home. When he developed cellulitis in his leg, he went from a hospital to a rehab facility to nursing care. But he really couldn’t wait to get out. The Flint native says a 2005 spinal tap left […]

A turkey fail for thanksgiving fails. Image text: UH OH. the text is over the turkey.

Thanksgiving fails

As our Happy Thanksgiving to you, we want to share some of our best Thanksgiving fails. So here’s to a little chuckle and some stress relief as we navigate our kitchens, families and friends. The cat made me do it I was multitasking in the kitchen as you often do during holiday meal prep and […]

A taste of independence

By Joel Feick Inclusive kitchen classes from The Disability Network are timely ahead of biggest kitchen week of the year Inside the Flint Farmers Market, 2 great-grandmothers sat side by side in wheelchairs listening. And occasionally eating. They are part of an Adaptive Kitchen class, taught by TDN’s Carrie Gerdeman. This is a 4-week class […]

Social Ties and Wellness Project

Participants are needed for a survey conducted by the Department of Public Health, University of Michigan-Flint! Are you: Between the age 20-64 years Having difficulty with ambulation, self-care or independent living Able to follow verbal directions inEnglish Able to meet in person at The DisabilityNetwork The Disability Network | 3600 S Dort Highway Suite 54 | Flint, MI 48507 […]

Heather Mitchell: a writer’s journey

How many authors do you know who began their career writing love letters for people? Well, that’s exactly how poet and novelist Heather Mitchell broke into the business. Heather’s inspiration for writing comes when “the zone” finds her and it first started finding her in middle school.  “Poetry has always come natural,” Heather explains, “it’s […]

Employment success

Crystal came to The Disability Network (TDN) with a clear goal: to get a job. She immediately connected with TDN’s Job Club which provides wrap-around supports for customers who are actively applying for employment in their surrounding community. Customers receive one-on-one assistance in job searching, uploading documents, completing assessments, and documenting their activity in a […]