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Tue 27

Ravalli People First

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 28

All-Abilities Yoga

June 28 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 29

Communication and Assertiveness Class

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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35th Anniversary

Summit Independent Living celebrated its 35th-Anniversary in 2016. Since 1981 Summit has grown from a small, grass-roots organization to an active and highly respected community presence. Summit is a private, non-residential, non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services designed to give people with disabilities the tools and resources that are needed to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:55:26+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 35th Anniversary

Community Services In Jeopardy

In addition to what is happening on the state level in regards to community services that individuals with disabilities and older adults rely on, such services are also at risk as Congress moves forward with dismantling the Affordable Care Act on the federal level. The new Affordable Health Care Act could be devastating for [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:49:08+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Community Services In Jeopardy

2017 Legislative Update

The 2017 Montana Legislative Session is flying by. To begin with, we would like to take this opportunity thank the 318 people who have helped in sending approximately 4800 emails into legislators and members of the Gov.’s office in support of disability issues. If you are looking for ways to get involved, you can [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:46:31+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Legislative Update

New Summit Staff

Summit is excited to welcome new staff member Kwanele Ngema to our ranks! Kwanele transferred from Johannesburg, South Africa about five years ago and has settled in the Bitterroot Valley. He most recently worked as Employment Specialist with Ravalli Services Corporation and has now been hired as Independent Living Specialist at Summit Independent Living [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:38:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Summit Staff

BASE First FRIDAY Event

BASE Showcase will be held at BASE (725 W Alder) on April 7th from 6 - 8 p.m. If you would like to be in the BASE Showcase with your talent by acting out a skit, reciting a poem, sharing a song, or offering stand-up comedy contact Mike Beers at mjbeers32@gmail.com If you would [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:36:13+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BASE First FRIDAY Event

Bringing Greater Access to Parking

Over the past year, Summit’s advocacy coordinator has been busy working with the Missoula City Council and the Missoula Parking Commission to increase access to accessible parking at businesses throughout Missoula as well as in the downtown Missoula area. In December 2016, the Missoula City Council adopted a change to the city’s parking ordinance [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:32:34+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bringing Greater Access to Parking

SNAP: Stretching Your Food Budget and Supporting Your Health

Are you living on a fixed income that doesn’t always leave enough for food? You may be eligible for SNAP! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program –SNAP – is designed to help Montana seniors keep food on the table while allowing them to make ends meet. Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65. With [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:22:33+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SNAP: Stretching Your Food Budget and Supporting Your Health

2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The 2017 Montana Legislative Session is now upon us. This session is shaping up to be a very busy one and not necessarily in a good way. Due to state budget constraints, many of the programs that Montanans with disabilities rely on every day are in jeopardy of having their budgets slashed. These programs [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:01:16+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on 2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

Recent Facebook Post: Sometimes advocating for your health care means staying diligent with meds, tracking symptoms, and recruiting coping skills. Sometimes it means reaching out, activating your support network, and contacting your care team. And sometimes it means showing up to your doctor’s office unannounced, in tears, and staying until someone really listens, making [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:16:55+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Community Column, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Peer Advocates, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

2017 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security (Retirement and Disability): .3% increase Medicare Part B Monthly Premium: $134 (or higher depending on your income) Supplemental Security Income (SSI): .3% increase Individual - $735, Couple - $1103, Essential Person - $368 Substantial Gainful Activity Guidelines: Blind - $1950, Non-blind - $1170 Trial Work Period Threshold: $840 For more information on [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:32:54+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Montana, National|Comments Off on 2017 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments