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City of Anderson to begin ADA access upgrades

By the end of June, work will begin to improve Americans with Disabilities Act parking access at the popular Anderson River Park, top city management and staff told the Disability Action Center at a recent meeting in Anderson City Hall.

The work should take about a month to complete, city engineer Dave Durette said, which will include moving ADA spaces to more level ground, the installation of a new paved path from the relocated parking spaces leading to the busy fishing access entrance, up-to-date signage and signature blue and white painted striping.

City Manager Jeff Kiser said the improvements will total about $20,000.

Kiser stated the city hopes to work with DAC in the future on a comprehensive ADA improvement plan at the park, which could total up to $150,000.

“Anderson River Park is probably the No. 1  destination spot for weekend recreation for all of Shasta County that offers direct river access,” Kiser said. “There is definitely a need for these (ADA) improvements.”

At the meeting, Kiser also pledged to join the new ADA Transition Committee for Shasta County-North, which will meet once a month at the DAC office in Redding, 1600 West Street. The committee will address ADA-related issues like access to public transportation, local, state, and federal legislation, and healthcare, to name just a few, and is still seeking members. Call DAC at 530-242-8550 for more details.

Thanks Giving

DAC_logo_iconTo all those who make a difference in the lives of others; thank you.  To all those who donate their time and energy into Disability Action Center; thank you.  To all those who bring in supplies and equipment to recycle that is given back out to others in our communities; thank you.

AT for Gardening

Check out the new selection of gardening equipment in DAC’s Device Lending Library!  Just in time for Fall planting.

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Potted Plant Mover with 2 Wheels           Item Number 160872

Ergonomic Steel Bulb Auger                        Item Number 161162

Walnut and Pecan Picker Upper                Item Number 160908

Snappy Grip Ergonomic Handles                Item Number 160915

Thermoskins Arthritis Gloves                      Item Number 160877

Ergo Mates Strapping Cushion for Shoes Item Number 161031

 

Deborah Uhl

AT Coordinator

Disability Action Center

1600 West Street

Redding, CA  96001

(530)242-8550

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Around Chico

 

 

Lots of outreach being done in our communities. If you wish a presentation of DAC programs and services please let us know. DAC counties include Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama. Chico Office (530) 893-8527 and Redding Office (530) 242-8550. Thanks!

Are you rain safe?

Lots of rain coming down. There was some possible warnings of how El Nino may cause us some unexpected weather. The drought that last five years, and recent wild fires that have devastated parts of the land there could possibly be added soil erosion leading to mud slides and flooding with debris. One of the things they did not mention was in being aware of your surroundings. When you are walking, driving, doing what you do, and around your living spaces…be aware of what is going on around you and the landscape you are living with. Things that you see around you can be a precursor. Some things may never show up on your radar, but there are things that may quite well be there to be seen, that you can take action to deter or avoid.

It is important to be prepared in advance for possible emergencies/disasters. There are steps that people with all abilities can do to help them selves in advance of possible situations. DAC can put you in touch with an organization that helps you make that plan in advance if you want to give one of our offices a call in Chico (530) 893-8527 or Redding (530) 242-8550.

Brain Injury Guidance Group Motivations

Support Group meets every month on the third Thursday at the Shasta Public Library in Redding in the 2nd floor Fireside Room.

An Important thing to think about when working in a support group…

Some people think you should only leave feeling better each time you come to a support group, but sometimes when you are working on something or working through something and making a break through it can be an uncomfortable place to be in when going through changes.  Yet, a support group is a safe place, where you can find the strength and support and not feel isolated or alone when working through things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Announcement

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“In one year alone, TBIs accounted for approximately 2.2 million emergency department visits, with 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths” in the United States as reported by the CDC in March 2015. It has been recorded that 2 percent of the American population, approximately 30 million have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, but hidden TBIs could potentially increase that number to over 60 million in the U.S.A.

Disability Action Center has supported independence and provided no charge services and programs to people with disabilities since 1980 in Northern California communities.

Today, Disability Action Center is pleased to announce our new free community service in Shasta and Butte Counties. Our Traumatic Brain Injury Program (TBIP) is open to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, as well as their family members and caregivers.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program “TBIP” services will be provided through a person centered system which respects and responds to the individual’s needs, goals and values. Core services include service coordination, supported living, community integration, vocational supports, information and referrals, while providing both public and professional education.

For more Information, call Butte Coordinator (530) 893-8527 or Shasta Coordinator (530) 242-8550 or email TBIP@actionctr.org