A recent AARP survey found that 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, often referred to as “aging in place”. This may involve adapting and improving accessibility in the home to tailor it to specific requirements. Some cost effective modifications that can create independence for your loved one and
It may sound like an oxymoron but murderball (aka wheelchair rugby) has given new life to many people who have recently suffered devastating injuries and illnesses that have left them with a permanent disability. Murderball is a full contact, aggressive sport for any person with quadriplegia (partial or full paralysis in all four limbs). It
“When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not.” –Yoda Well, it’s not as old as Yoda… only 40 years have passed since the release of the original Star Wars film. But in movie years, Star Wars is a senior citizen. When it comes to movie franchises, only James Bond, Godzilla, Planet
Everything we’ve learned throughout our lives we owe to our mothers. From day one she is your best teacher, therapist, caregiver and friend. While one day a year is certainly not enough to celebrate all that she does, Mother’s Day is a day to treat her! You may ask, “what exactly do you do get
Forget about the wrapping paper, never ending holiday sales and the latest electronics. The greatest gift you can give is your time. You get to choose how you spend it and with whom. The holiday season provides a great opportunity to see your grandparents. Spend it wisely. You know cousin Eddie’s RV toilet will always
Grand parents can be tough to buy for at Christmas. They have seen everything, they have done everything and generally have everything they need. If they have spent time downsizing or decluttering, you want to get them something they can use…and that doesn’t include fruitcake.
So mom took a bad fall and is finally coming home from the hospital? That’s great news! You need to ask yourself if the home she is returning to or moving into is accessible. Does it have stairs? Can she climb stairs with assistance or not at all?
Just like we pimp out cars and trucks, some may like to pimp out their chairs. A wheelchair can very quickly become a very big part of a person’s life. So why not invest in some cool wheelchair accessories?
When 25 year-old Torontonian Maayen Ziv arrived at a local business, there were three steps at the entrance. She had called earlier and been told that the building was accessible, and upon arrival, she was stuck in the middle of the street.