Paddock Lake receives award for accessibility

Paddock Lake President Terry Burns and the award from Society's Assets.

Paddock Lake President Terry Burns and the award from Society’s Assets.

The Paddock Lake village government has been recognized for its efforts to provide accessibility for people with disabilities to village facilities.

The Accessibility Award was presented at Society’s Assets Holiday Banquet earlier in December.

The award recognized Paddock Lake for its “dedication to the community and to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. In addition to the Village Hall being an accessible building, the Village has built and maintains an ADA accessible fishing pier. The 3-mile lake walk is an accessible path, and the paved off-road path through the Village’s school and commercial areas is also accessible,” said a Society’s Assets press release.

“We are the first municipality to receive such an award,” said Paddock Lake President Terry Burns.

The village was nominated for the award by village resident Janie Mueller, Burns said.

Society’s Assets is a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. The agency assists seniors and people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their homes in the community of their choice. Offices located in Racine, Kenosha, and Elkhorn provide independent living skills training; information and referral; peer support; advocacy; supportive home care services; adaptive equipment and home modifications; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services; financial and medical benefits consultation; bill paying and representative payee services; housing, employment, and transportation information; and Veterans’ services. Society’s Assets, which originated from the grass roots efforts of people with disabilities, has assisted people in leading more independent lives since 1974.


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