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Ashlock Appointed to Statewide Independent Living Council


(Brooklyn, Michigan) – Region 2 Area Agency on Aging announces that Glen Ashlock, of Brooklyn, has been appointed to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council. Ashlock is appointed to represent residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities, for a term commencing March 26, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2021. He succeeds Theodore R. Dorsette, III who has resigned. 

Ashlock is the Assistive Technology and Information Technology Manager for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging and has been with the company for eight years.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of Michigan.  He was appointed in 2019 to the Statewide Independent Living Council but had to be removed when the council underwent a change of executive order.  He has paraplegia and has worked in the disability field for over 30 years.  He has long-term professional experience with independent living for people with disabilities.  His professional experience includes working in a hospital, at a Center for Independent Living (CIL), and currently at an Area Agency on Aging providing services to older adults and people with disabilities.  He served two terms on the Board of a CIL and was elected to two terms on the RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America) Board.  He participates on the Michigan AT Leadership Team and is a member of the Michigan Assistive Technology Project Advisory Council.  He is aware of and understands the challenges faced by the diverse disability community and has witnessed how having opportunities for personal, professional, and social development positively impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Region 2 Area Agency on Aging was established in 1974 and is a not-for-profit agency serving older adults and adults with disabilities in Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties.  For additional information about Assistive Technology or any of the other programs and services, please contact Region 2 Area Agency on Aging at (517) 592-1974 or at www.r2aaa.net.

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