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Mother’s Day Flower Sale

Prep your garden for spring or surprise your mom for Mother’s Day!
Purchase from Lakewood Flower Market during Mother’s Day weekend and 20% of sales will be donated to youth with disabilities.

Money raised will support The Ability Center’s Youth and Transition Program. You must mention The Ability Center to credit the sale.

Friday, May 6
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 7
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 8
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
4701 Talmadge Rd., Toledo, OH 43623

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Accessible Bird Watching Series
Biggest Week in American Birding
Presented by: The Ability Center + Birdability
Hosted by: Black Swamp Bird Observatory
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Terrain: Entire outing takes place on flat pavement
Accessible restrooms available
Limited to 15 participants (plus assistants)
Participants provide their own transportation to the event site
Black Swamp Bird Observatory will provide expert leaders, binoculars, and field guides
Outing will take place in light rain, but will be canceled in the event of heavy rain
Great for birders of all skill levels and abilities, particularly beginners!
(Click on photos to visit Facebook event page)
Yellow bird sitting on branch
10 AM – 12 PM
Accessible Birding by Sight and Sound Outing at Meadowbrook Marsh
Cost: Free
Light Yellow and green pouched on tree.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022
10 AM – 12 PM
Accessible Birding by Sight and Sound Outings at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark
Cost: Free
Gray and yellow bird on stick
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022
10 AM – 12 PM
Accessible Birding by Sight and Sound Outings at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark
Cost: Free
Full yellow bird with black spots
10 AM – 12 PM
Birding by Butt”/Birding by Sight and Sound Outing Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Boardwalk Area
Cost: Free
To register for any of the events, click here.

FirstEnergy’s Ohio Utilities Remind Customers of Available Assistance Programs as Winter Utility Disconnection Moratorium Set to Expire on April 15.

Individuals interested in learning more about utility assistance programs can do so in several ways:

  • Visit our newly-designed Bill Assistance web page at and to see available programs based on income and household size
  • Fill out a form to contact a customer service representative with any questions or concerns
  • Contact our dedicated customer service team Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 1-800-447-3333

Alzheimer Support

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Waterville families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through our free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Waterville area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.

College Scholarship Supporting Youth with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities of all kinds can pursue a college education.

In partnership with our Auxiliary to The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, $480,000 has been donated since 1999 to fund college scholarships for individuals living with any type of disability. Scholarship applicants must fulfill all eligibility requirements.

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Asbestos in Ohio

Asbestos exposure continues to be a major threat for Ohio residents, ranking the state among the top 10 for asbestos-related deaths. Individuals are at a higher risk for asbestos-related diseases if they worked in factories or with high-heat machinery.