World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day reminds us that Minutes Can Save Lives One in four people over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime, according to the World Stroke Organization. That’s a staggering figure, and this year, the organization’s World Stroke Day campaign is all about mitigating the lasting effects of a strokeContinue reading “World Stroke Day”

How to Plan for Retirement

How to Plan for Retirement October is National Financial Planning Month, which makes it the perfect time to think about retirement. After all, retirement is the ultimate goal of financial planning. It’s the payoff after years of contributing to your 401(k) and dutifully making other investments. Financial planning is the process of achieving short, intermediateContinue reading “How to Plan for Retirement”

Top 5 Accessible Costume Idea Starters

If dressing up for Halloween is your thing, and you use a mobility scooter or power wheelchair, you probably already know it can be an indispensable asset for your disguise. With a little creativity, a mobility device turns into a spaceship or a chariot, a school bus, a race car or a landspeeder. The worldContinue reading “Top 5 Accessible Costume Idea Starters”

Accessible Autumn Activities

10 accessible activities for enjoying autumn 1. Check Out a Garden Center This is probably your local garden center’s favorite time of year. It’s time to bring in all the local honey, the garlic, the corn stalks and hay bales, the craft artisans and the pumpkins. Garden centers often have themed events and free orContinue reading “Accessible Autumn Activities”

What are the Best Places to Retire in the U.S.?

Retirement is the light at the end of the career tunnel. The question of where to retire comes into focus as you approach that light. Plenty of people retire where they worked or near family. Others pick up stakes in search of the best places to retire in the U.S. There are a few mediaContinue reading “What are the Best Places to Retire in the U.S.?”

VivaLift! Recliners Feature Wireless Chargers for Smartphones

It’s almost game time. You settle into your comfortable VivaLift! Atlas Plus lift chair recliner, daydreaming about the looming kickoff, family time and guacamole. Your kids are coming over for the game and they’re in charge of snacks. From a relaxed, reclined position, you pick up your cell phone. It’s fully charged because it wasContinue reading “VivaLift! Recliners Feature Wireless Chargers for Smartphones”

Activities To Do With Grandchildren

6 unusual ways to spend time with your grandchildren that they’ll absolutely love Activities together anchor our relationships. They give us something to look forward to when we see each other and a way to stay connected when we’re not together. September is Intergenerational Month, a time to celebrate the differences between youth and agednessContinue reading “Activities To Do With Grandchildren”

Assisted Living

5 tips: Choosing an assisted living center for people with limited mobility Moving into an assisted living center is probably one of the biggest, most complicated, most important decisions you’ll make. That’s not hyperbole. Just think about the cascade of side effects that follow after. It has huge implications for any wealth and assets you’veContinue reading “Assisted Living”

Accessible Self Care

Self care for people with limited mobility looks a lot like regular old self care with a few twists. Here’s Pride Mobility’s top 10 list of accessible self care tricks. But first, let’s describe what it is. You might even have your own ideas and routines about how to keep yourself in top shape andContinue reading “Accessible Self Care”

Celebrate National Wellness Month

Everyone wants to be well, but what does that really mean? As National Wellness Month comes to an end, let’s look at the idea of wellness and how you can apply it to your life. Since the term wellness has taken a greater position in the public lexicon, the definitions range from straightforward to hippyContinue reading “Celebrate National Wellness Month”