Dating Tips for Seniors

Whether you’re looking for love, just feeling lonesome or want to meet some new people, dating is a great way to get out in the world and see what other people have to offer! The process of dating may seem overwhelming. If you’ve been married before or recently widowed, a lot may have changed. OnlineContinue reading “Dating Tips for Seniors”

Adaptive Snowboarding for Wheelchair Users

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the snow and get a good workout, then adaptive snowboarding may be the sport for you! Snowboarding has been adapted for everyone of all abilities to be able to participate. However, even though anyone can go downhill, Disabled Sports USA says that people with body asymmetry areContinue reading “Adaptive Snowboarding for Wheelchair Users”

A Beginner’s Guide to Adaptive Skiing

Do you want to participate in winter sports but don’t think it’s possible because you believe that they are only for able-bodied individuals? Several winter sports have been adapted so that people of all abilities can take part. One of the most popular options for winter sports is adaptive skiing, which has been around sinceContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Adaptive Skiing”

An Overview of Sled Hockey for Wheelchair Users

Sled hockey was invented in the early 1960s at a physical rehabilitation center in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a form of ice hockey that was adapted for athletes with disabilities, also known as ice sled hockey or sledge hockey, outside of the United States. By 1969, Stockholm had a five-team league that included both disabledContinue reading “An Overview of Sled Hockey for Wheelchair Users”

Accessible Activities to Do This Winter

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you may feel like winter outlasts the other seasons. While shoveling isn’t the most fun winter activity, there are plenty of other activities that only this season has to offer. Instead of rushing the winter, take advantage of the events and things toContinue reading “Accessible Activities to Do This Winter”

Accepting New Help

The world we live in – and we ourselves – place a very high value on physical independence. We’re raised on the expectation that we will ultimately take care of ourselves. As toddlers, we learn to dress and feed ourselves, as teens we learn to drive and to think for ourselves and finally, as adults,Continue reading “Accepting New Help”

Alcohol Abuse

What do all of the following have in common? increased muscle spasticity fractures heart, liver, kidney, & brain damage pressure sores malnutrition urinary tract infections Answer: All of these problems are associated with mixing spinal cord injury with alcohol. A recent study indicates that just getting older makes us less able to handle alcohol. ManyContinue reading “Alcohol Abuse”

Am I Ready for a Van?

Most spinal cord injury survivors who are used to driving a car aren’t too excited about switching to a modified van. “They’re too big. They’re too expensive. They’re not very sporty or fun. They’re too hard to drive.” Sound like you? If so, you may have even more reasons not to switch. Yet, increasing hassles,Continue reading “Am I Ready for a Van?”

An Interview with Mr. Albert D. Jumper

Director of Rehabilitation Psychology,Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation MedicineInterviewer: Terri Rozaieski Brief Vita: Albert D. Jumper, MA, Director of Rehabilitation Psychology at Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Clinical and administrative director of a staff of six (6) rehabilitation psychologists who provide psychological services to patients recovering fromContinue reading “An Interview with Mr. Albert D. Jumper”

Bladder Cancer

You may have heard it from physicians, from family members who have been doing their reading, or from spinal cord injury survivors who go to other doctors or who were treated at different hospitals or rehabilitation centers: “You’re going to develop cancer of the bladder if you keep that catheter in.” Are they right? NoContinue reading “Bladder Cancer”