Community Involvement and Resources

Community Involvement and Resources

At Lakeshore Barrier Free we pride ourselves in community involvement and love being able to share information with our customers and followers about the resources available to those who have medical and accessibility needs within our community. It is important that we give back after the continued support we receive as small business owners.

Lakeshore Barrier Free participated in the ALS Walk in Grand Rapids on September 8, 2019. Please come and join us next year to help support this great organization! Check out the link for more information. Click here.

GREAT NEWS! Target is releasing Halloween costumes for kids! Click here.

Cerebral Palsy resources in West Michigan Click here.

Cerebral Palsy Guide and Click here.

20th anniversary Walk to Defeat ALS is set for September 12, 2020 in Grand Rapids, October 3, 2020 in Detroit, and October 10,2020 in Lansing! Chose your team & walk for those who cannot! Follow the ALS – Michigan Chapter on Facebook for updates. Click here.

Plan your summer and fall right with these wheelchair and handicap accessible beautiful Michigan hot spots! Click here.

Handicap Accessible Travel: Camping Options
Indian Lake State Park ~ Silver Lake State Park ~ Ionia Recreation Area ~ Fort Custer Recreation Area ~ South Higgins Lake State Park ~ Petoskey State Park

Popular Accessible Beaches:

  • Ludington State Park – wheelchairs are available for rent at the beach house. Click here.
  • Grand Have State Park – wheelchairs are available free of charge. Click here.
  • Otsego Lake State Park – ADA accessible boardwalk that leads to the swimming area. Click here.

A list of all wheelchair accessible beaches along Lake Michigan. Click here.

Visit Mackinac Island stress free! They offer wheelchair ferry accommodations, allow for wheelchairs and amigo style scooters across the island! Among many, the Grand Hotel, Mission Point Resort, and the Bay View Bed and Breakfast are all easily accessible to wheelchairs. For more information on planning your trip to Mackinac Island, click here.

Sleeping Bear Dunes has it all! Check out the Disabled Traveler’s Companion for information on all the dunes have to offer and so much more!  Click here.



I. CHANGES ALREADY IN EFFECT. Effective June 11, 2019, uninsured passengers (except in extremely limited circumstances), pedestrians and other non-occupants will generally claim from the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan with a cap on allowable expenses of $250,000. This is a big change from the old law. Uninsured occupants (if they were not owners of the uninsured vehicle involved in the crash) and non-occupants alike were eligible for full no-fault coverage. That is no longer the case. Uninsured occupants and non-occupants alike injured since June 11, 2019 will claim through the MACP and be capped at $250,000 (again, with limited exceptions).

II. PIP "CHOICE." Effective July 1, 2020, Michigan Drivers will be able to choose coverages from full catastrophic coverage to $500,000 to $250,000, and even less in some circumstances. We strongly recommend that everyone purchase the full catastrophic coverage.

III. HIGHER LIABILITY COVERAGES. Effective July 1, 2020, Michigan drivers will be required to purchase $250,000 in residual liability coverage (though they can opt to purchase down to $50,000). People who buy lower No-Fault Coverage, may end up with large excess economic loss claims. They may then seek coverage from the liability insurance of the driver who hit them. Therefore, we strongly recommend that everyone purchase much higher bodily injury liability limits. Even though "choice" does not go into effect until July 1, 2020, as mentioned above, uninsured (but not disqualified) injury victims will already be eligible for lower than the unlimited No-Fault Coverage of the past. Therefore, we recommend that you buy significantly increased limits as soon as possible.