One of the well-kept secrets for people with disabilities is the Able Act. It allows people with disabilities to earn a living wage without fear of losing their benefits. However, millions more people with disabilities could be taking advantage of these accounts. The tax-free accounts known as the ABLE accounts are named after the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, the 2014 law that created them. Only one per family and that’s me.
LifePath is excited to share information about our new The Farm to Home Food Program. We have received a grant to fund the delivery of free, farm fresh produce, meats and dairy products valued at approximately $50 per month to older adults and adults living with disabilities. We have partnered with Mass Food Delivery who sources their foods from local farms in the region. They will process the orders, box and deliver a monthly box of fresh foods to each individual’s door. No address will be exempt, no matter how remote the location.
Throughout the week of June 13, Baystate Health will commemorate Juneteenth. This year’s theme reminds us that we must continue to work together to confront systemic racism and health disparities to provide equitable care and an inclusive environment for our patients, employees and community members. We invite you to join us for the following virtual events. Event registration is open to all employees and community members.
(WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is getting answers as Massachusetts lawmakers are working to pass a bill that would strengthen protections for wheelchair users in the state as many often find themselves in need of repairs without a replacement.
“I would not have any other option than going to an old manual chair or staying in bed because if I don’t have the chair, it will take forever to repair,” said Carmen Rosado.