An Attitude of Gratitutde

The month of November represents a pleasant change in weather, vibrant blossoms and brightly colored leaves, especially where we live in the southeastern part of the country. In addition, we look forward to partaking in the activities like outdoor festivals, apple picking, hayrides, corn fields and pumpkin patches. Meanwhile, many are already dreading the taskContinue reading “An Attitude of Gratitutde”

Make Your Thanksgiving Gathering Inclusive

The holidays are an exciting time and they’re just about upon us, with Thanksgiving kicking off the season! While we have a lot to be grateful for, it’s easy to become stressed when planning holiday gatherings and lose sight of what really matters during these special times. If you have a friend or family memberContinue reading “Make Your Thanksgiving Gathering Inclusive”

Navigating the Holidays with Your Scooter

The holidays are just around the corner which means that there will be a lot of hustle and bustle for the next several weeks, maybe even months. From shopping for gifts to visiting family members, it can be both an exciting and stressful time. Having a mobility scooter is meant to be an asset, helpingContinue reading “Navigating the Holidays with Your Scooter”

Dealing with Loss, Using Self Care

September was Mental Health Awareness Month and October is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. There has never been more attention and light on these issues as the world is forced to adapt to isolation, social distancing and insurmountable loss during the global health, cultural and political crisis of 2020. Many are asking: how do we cope,Continue reading “Dealing with Loss, Using Self Care”

What is a Yellow Pumpkin?

You see them everywhere: in stores, on porches, in person and on Instagram but do you know why we carve jack-o’-lanterns? Traditions come from history and pumpkin carving has some deep roots. Decorating and carving pumpkins started in Ireland where other types of root vegetables like turnips and potatoes were used by people to decorate.Continue reading “What is a Yellow Pumpkin?”

SCI Awareness

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is when a traumatic event, disease, or virus damages the cells within the spinal cord and affects the nerves that relay signals back and forth from the brain and the body, resulting in the loss of normal function. September was designated as National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month byContinue reading “SCI Awareness”

Moving as You Age: What to Keep in Mind

Research and planning are the keys to success in many areas of life. Although you can’t factor in unexpected circumstances, planning helps you have an idea of what you want, and it gives you direction as you are moving towards your goal. You’re getting ready for retirement and are looking for your next house. MaybeContinue reading “Moving as You Age: What to Keep in Mind”

Adaptive Halloween Costumes

While it’s undeniable that COVID-19 has changed our landscape and upcoming holiday experiences, there are still ways to have fun and be festive while practicing safe social distancing during this time. One of those ways is to dress up for Halloween! There are a few great options for adaptive Halloween costumes from retailers that rangeContinue reading “Adaptive Halloween Costumes”

Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall

There are many fun traditions and activities associated with the fall season, from drinking the famous pumpkin spice latte to watching the homecoming game at your local school. Seasonal activities usually begin in September and run throughout October and the beginning of November. Some farms offer accessible options for their fall events. Although these optionsContinue reading “Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall”

Grandparenting with Limited Mobility

My grandparents were in their 30s when they had my parents. My parents were also in their 30s when they had me. By the time I was old enough to walk and talk, my grandparents were already older. At the time, all my grandparents were still mobile, but as the years went on, I couldContinue reading “Grandparenting with Limited Mobility”