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Society's Assets Wine & Beer Tasting

Monday, June 20, 2022
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Society's Assets will be holding a Wine & Beer Tasting event on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. All proceeds benefit the Society's Assets scholarship fund for college students with disabilities. Each ticket costs $25 and includes wine and beer samples, appetizers, and a door prize ticket. The event will also include live music,... Read More

Do you need assistance with getting ready for voting in the election on April 5th? If you have questions about voter identification, absentee ballots, voting location, transportation to the polls, accessibility when voting or any other related topic, contact Pauline by email. plorenz@societysassets.org  You can also call the Society's Assets office and ask to speak with an Independent Living... Read More

Over 430 million people around the world are affected. To raise awareness on how to prevent or deal with hearing loss, the World Health Organization (WHO) created World Hearing Day. Held each year on March 3, the following link provides more information. Click here. "To hear for life, listen with care!" is the theme for this year's observance. Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. Regular... Read More

February is Low Vision/Blindness Awareness Month. According to the National Eye Institute, currently 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing and everyday tasks are difficult to do. A person who is blind has no vision. Society's Assets assists people with low... Read More

During the month of February, the nation honors the long history of Black Americans and their many contributions to society. The first celebration began in 1926 and it has grown steadily over the years into what we now know as Black History Month. Reflecting on the past, Society's Assets highlights the Black leaders who vision, commitment, and activism helped advance progress for people with... Read More

Ed Roberts (January 23, 1939 - March 14, 1995) is widely considered the father of the independent living movement. As a teenager, Roberts survived polio, but the neurological effects were long lasting and he used a wheelchair to get around. His fight for independence began in high school, when officials wouldn't let him graduate because he was missing what the school considered a core class - -... Read More

Applications for the Society's Assets 2022 Scholarship Awards must be postmarked by February 1, 2022. The application packet is available by clicking here. Call 800-378-9128 for more information. College students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for scholarships, with at least $5,000 in total. Applicants must reside in the Society's Assets service area, which... Read More

Society's Assets Employees Receive Statewide Awards Two caregivers from Society's Assets were recently named award winners by The Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Alliance. This group of public and private organizations solicits nominations from across the state and recognizes professional caregivers with a monetary award and certificate. Minnie Clay, working out of the Kenosha office... Read More

Graduating high school seniors, continuing students, or adults returning to school who already have, or plan to, enroll in an accredited college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis to seek a degree are eligible. The applicant must have, have a record of, or be regarded as having a permanent and substantial (as opposed to a minor) disability that affects daily living. To apply,... Read More

Society's Assets has received a grant from the Technology Fund at United Way of Racine County. The Technology Fund is designed to provide nonprofit organizations in Racine County with technology for use by organization staff/volunteers to increase proficiency, efficiency, and impact. Sandra Smith, Director of Information Technology at Society's Assets, describes how the agency will use the... Read More