Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

There’s an old tale about two villages in the jungle that traded goods with one another. The tigers that lived in those jungles started charging the villagers.  They would sneak up on the person who was traveling from one location to the other and strike from behind. Sadly, hundreds of people had lost their lives because of these tiger attacks. One day the assigned trader arrived at the second village ready to do business, but he was wearing a mask on his head backwards! The people were curious as to why he would wear this mask with the face on the backside of his head. The merchant explained that if the tiger thought he was facing him…

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Active Seniors Don't Delay in Making Their Home Safe & More Enjoyable

Active Seniors Don't Delay in  Making Their Home Safe & More Enjoyable

Don’t wait until something goes wrong before planning to make your home safe and accessible. We never know when a physical challenge might arise, so it’s best to plan before mobility diminishes and money is being spent on health issues. These active seniors did not delay in making their home safe & more enjoyable!

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Celebrate Your Independence!

Celebrate Your Independence!

Chances are we have all been in a situation at some point in our lives when we were physically disabled or put out of commission for a season. Perhaps it was a broken arm in grade school, a fractured leg from skiing or a surgical procedure that made us feel like we were dependent on others and kept us in the hospital without access to the usual pleasures of our own home. Think about how you felt during those times.

Maybe you are an individual who is wheelchair-bound, experiencing physical challenges that may be permanent. No matter the circumstances, we all have basic needs for recognition, acceptance and interaction with others.

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Heartfelt Lessons from a Journey with MS

Heartfelt Lessons from a Journey with MS

Multiple sclerosis affects about 400,000 people in the United States, and about 2 1/2 million worldwide. There are approximately 200 new cases diagnosed each week in the United States. Rates of MS are higher for those who live further from the equator.  While anyone can develop MS, it generally targets those between the age of 45-64 and seems to be more common in women than men. Even though there are many challenges with this disease, there are heartfelt lessons we can learn from a journey with MS.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

I was in the home of a veteran recently; he had served in WWII.  At 94 years of age he shared how he had dodged bullets and land mines.  He had stories most of us could never imagine. He explained how at such a young age; he was invincible, but today, he’s afraid of the stairs. It was difficult for him to comprehend how his life had changed…

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The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

The Avengers - What's Your EndGame?

Life has a way of throwing obstacles on our paths, not to hurt us but to present us with options on how we may wish to move forward. Spectators gaze upon the warriors of this world who are strategizing to be victorious in the end game. What many don’t realize until many maneuvers later, is that the universe has given a unique present called the gift of struggle. Those who have been given this gift are heroes in the making. Super heroes look different than you think they should.

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Stair Lift Mobility Cost and Concerns

Stair Lift Mobility Cost and Concerns

Stair lifts can be scary business. You may be an individual who is trying to help your aging parent and at the mere mention of the word, your parent gets agitated – why is that? Perhaps Mom thinks the stair lift you are suggesting is going to aim her head first down the staircase!  Not true – stair lifts carry the user in a gentle fashion sideways, but Mom has no way of knowing that just yet. Sharing this article with your family member could be the first step to drawing them out of fear and encouraging them to be safe.

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Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Traumatic Brain Injury & The Tale of Natalie

Sometimes we have days that start out completely normal and then suddenly something happens that can change our lives forever. This was one of those days for Natalie and her son Nicholas.

She dropped Nicholas off at school at the usual hour and was headed into work battling the clock to get there on time because of the traffic. She passed the slower moving vehicles at 75 mph and in an instant, she lost control of the car and hit the center divider.

The emergency vehicles got her to the hospital with absolutely no hope for survival.

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The Truth About Stairlifts

The Truth About Stairlifts

Have you ever wondered how people get the help they need when physical challenges disrupt their independence? You may be surprised! Sometimes folks will call on their peers, others will look to co-workers, glean wisdom from medical professionals, senior centers, social workers or articles. Let this blog be the one to simplify the process and guide you to solutions with one phone call, not ten.

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