Latest California State Independent Living Council Stories

2014-04-23 12:21:28

SILC Council Members Highlight Transportation Obstacles for Individuals Living with Blindness SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting from "here to there" can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment, overcoming mobility challenges often takes more than just patience - it takes planning, flexibility and, at times, courage - particularly given the public's lack of awareness and compliance with safety...

2014-03-31 12:29:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing the daily challenges of life can be stressful and overwhelming. And for approximately 4.8 million people living with disabilities in California, many of those challenges impact the entire family as well. For example, if a family cannot find accessible, affordable housing, they may end up living in a shelter or on the streets. Helping families with a plan to achieve residential stability is just one of the services provided by...

2014-02-20 16:23:12

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As California baby boomers enter their senior years, many will face the unique challenges of living independently in rural areas. According to the California Department of Aging's State Plan on Aging 2013-2017, the number of people age 60 and older is expected to soar to 13.9 million by 2050, a 128 percent increase from 2010, representing 25 percent of all Californians. As the senior population has increased, so has the cost of...

2014-01-22 16:25:22

SILC and Independent Living Centers Pay Tribute to Ed Roberts Day SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the mid-seventies, Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement, was hired as a state director and asked if he was planning to become a bureaucrat. Roberts replied, "No, I think I'll be an 'advocrat'" and furthered his journey as a change agent for people living with disabilities. Thirty-eight years later, Roberts' philosophy that "everyone has a future" and...

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