Community newsletter: The strengths of society | Faith and community
Events across the country are scheduled for October 15 to draw attention to white cane awareness.
At the request of the National Federation of the Blind, in 1964, Congress designated October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day, recognizing that white canes allow the visually impaired or blind to travel safely and independently.
Tami Frentzel, Independent Living Coordinator at Society’s Assets, is hosting an event in Kenosha. “We’re going to spread the word about white canes, who uses them, the rules of the road and accessibility in our community,” said Frentzel. We are grateful to the Kenosha Lions Foundation for their financial support for this event.
Starting at 11:30 a.m., people of all ages and disabilities, as well as those who wish to show their support, will pass through downtown Kenosha. After the walk, discussions, resources and refreshments will be available. Call Frentzel at 262-925-6097 to register.
Services and supports that people with disabilities receiving Medicaid need in their home, condo, townhouse, or apartment may be available as a benefit. A caregiver can be someone they know. Society’s Assets will handle background checks, training, care plan, payroll, and billing. For more information, call 262-637-9128 and inquire about the Familiar Faces program, Familiar Places.