National Pet Month

April is National Pet Month! Pets have become a part of our family and culture for years. From fur-babies, fur families, grand-puppies, feline-friendships, snake-sisters, bunny brothers, house hamsters and everything in between. Emotional and support animals have been crucial in the disability community and a great addition to most families. This year, we had toContinue reading “National Pet Month”

Accessible Spring Activities

You have probably looked outside and noticed that the weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer; it’s spring! It’s also the perfect time of year to  get outside more and do some accessible spring activities for you and the whole family. Accessible Hiking A springtime activity that you may not think ofContinue reading “Accessible Spring Activities”

Ovi James: A Passport to New Places

When it comes to her independence, Ovi James shoots for the moon. Ovi was born in Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her son. Every story of triumph begins with a trial. Ovi’s journey back to mobility began with a fibromyalgia diagnosis, progressive weakness in her legs and extreme pain all overContinue reading “Ovi James: A Passport to New Places”

Exercising with Limited Mobility This Winter

The holidays are a special time filled with fun, laughter, togetherness and of course… lots of food. It’s no surprise that one of the top New Year’s resolutions that people make is wanting to lose weight. Inconveniently though, New Year’s Day is in January. People give up their resolutions for several reasons. Sometimes things comeContinue reading “Exercising with Limited Mobility This Winter”

Mobility Scooter Winter Storage Tips

Fear of traveling with your mobility device is real and valid. Sometimes they aren’t handled with care and get broken during a flight. Sometimes accidents happen, leaving wheelchair and mobility scooter users stranded without a way to get around. For this reason and others, snowbirds who use a mobility scooter don’t always want to bringContinue reading “Mobility Scooter Winter Storage Tips”

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?”

Does Medicare Pay for Scooter Lifts?

What is Medicare? Medicare is a federally funded program that is designed to provide health insurance to people age 65 and over, as well as certain individuals with disabilities. Some of these individuals include people who are blind, totally and permanently disabled and have been receiving Social Security disability payments for 24 months, or whoContinue reading “Does Medicare Pay for Scooter Lifts?”

Finding a Compatible Lift for Your Scooter

If you don’t have a wheelchair accessible vehicle and are an ambulatory wheelchair or mobility scooter user, purchasing a lift could be beneficial for you and your loved ones. You can safely store your mobility device in your vehicle and bring it with you wherever you go. There are several kinds of vehicle lifts forContinue reading “Finding a Compatible Lift for Your Scooter”

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”