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Art thrives in the disability community

Posted by Matt on 10/14/2016 to Articles
Art thrives in the disability community

Painting and other arts are popular among people with disabilities. Find out more about what binds the worlds of disability and art.

Self Improvement is for Seniors Too: Self Improvement Month

Posted by Tanika on 9/21/2016 to Articles
Self Improvement is for Seniors Too:  Self Improvement Month

September is designated as Self-Improvement Month. It is the perfect time to reflect on necessary changes and set new goals.

Eyes Have It: National Eye Exam Month

Posted by Tanika on 8/25/2016 to Articles
Eyes Have It:  National Eye Exam Month

Sears Optical established August as National Eye Exam Month in 1989. Ophthalmologists promote eye health and safety, and in particular the importance of routine eye exams, during this month.

What kind of knee pad do I need?

Posted by Matt on 8/3/2016 to Articles
What kind of knee pad do I need?

Got knee pain? A knee pad might not solve everything, but it can do more than you might think ... if you get the right kind.

How to keep and maintain a urine bottle

Posted by Matt on 8/3/2016 to Articles
How to keep and maintain a urine bottle

Carrying your urine bottle discreetly and keeping it clean can be a challenge, but here is some wise advice.

Pasta Lover's Celebrate National Lasagna Day!

Posted by Tanika on 7/29/2016 to Articles
Pasta Lover's Celebrate National Lasagna Day!

For all of the pasta lovers, Friday July 29, 2016 was a national day to celebrate one of the most beloved pasta dishes. This date has been set aside to appreciate the layered combination of meat, pasta, cheese and sauce, also known as lasagna.

Mobility should include car travel

Posted by Matt on 7/21/2016 to Articles
Mobility should include car travel

Wheelchairs are awesome, but you need a way to carry it with you when you travel. That's what we're here for.

Lighting Up the Sky: Fireworks Safety Month

Posted by Tanika on 6/27/2016 to Articles
Fireworks can be beautiful to look at and a great source of entertainment for people of all ages, but they can also be dangerous. June is Fireworks Safety Month, a good time to take a few minutes to brush up on or learn fireworks safety.

Save Yourself From Seating Pain

Posted by Matt on 6/8/2016 to Articles
Save Yourself From Seating Pain

Before you throw out that old chair, just consider fixing it up with a modern cushion with a smart, equal weight distribution design.

Eye See You: Cataract Awareness Month

Posted by Tanika on 6/1/2016 to Articles
Eye See You:  Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts affect more than 20 million people age 40 and older. Learn more about what they are, what causes them, the symptoms to look for, and their treatments, during Cataract Awareness Month.

Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

Posted by Matt on 5/13/2016 to Articles
Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

There's no need to fear slips and falls this Friday the 13th, so long as you have our non-slip socks on stand-by.

Independent Eating

Posted by Shelley on 1/15/2016 to Articles
Independent Eating

E-Z Eat promotes independent eating in those with disabilities that diminish the use of hands.

Ask the Arthritis Supplies Expert

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Arthritis Putting Damper on Couple's Social Life

Question:

"My husband suffers from arthritis so badly that almost everything he does causes him pain and discomfort. You can imagine what this has done to our social life! We hardly go out anymore. The thing of it is, I think he really does want to go out. It's just the arthritis that's holding him back."

Five Things You May Know Not Know About Arthritic Aids

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

1. Arthritic Aids Are Not Just About Wheelchairs

In fact, arthritis is not just about discomfort associated with mobility. Persons with arthritis often have trouble with some daily tasks that seem commonplace:cooking and eating meals;bathing;grooming; and getting dressed. Arthritic aids not only ease the pain, but they allow persons with arthritis to join in with everyday activities enjoyed by other people who are not suffering from arthritis.

Mississippi Technology Awareness Conference

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles
The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate Technology-Related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to Assistive Technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices.

Q: Is Arthritis Curable?

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

A: No. But Effective Treatment is Available.

In instances, it appears that some types of arthritis can be curable. Persons who develop a special type of arthritis caused by Lyme disease (which results from Lyme disease) may be cured by penicillin injections.

Is the Garden Off-Limits for Arthritic Persons?

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Not With Arthritic Gardening Aids

There are a host of adapted aids to help arthritic persons around the house. Many are familiar—from special kitchen aids like lipped plates to grooming and bathing aids such as elevated toilet seats and hand grips for the bathtub.

Fun and Games with Arthritic Aids?

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles
Too often, persons with arthritis view arthritic aids as being purely functional, practical, and--let's face it--boring. It's all well and good to have aids that help you easily turn on lights, move safely into the bathtub, and button a blouse. But what about fun and pleasure? Does arthritis mean sitting alone in a chair every night, reading old magazines?

Living With Arthritis

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Products and ideas to help make living with Arthritis a little easier…

Living with arthritis can present a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges may be temporary, following surgery or during periods of flare-ups. Some of these challenges may be life long. Arthritis can create problems with mobility, range of motion, fine motor skills, and cause pain and fatigue that may affect the performance of daily tasks. While surgery, physical therapy and pain management may help some people with some of these issues, for the most part there is no way to remove the cause of the difficulty. Therefore, it is important for the person with arthritis to find solutions to some of these basic problems, and fortunately there are many products available that can help.

Solving Problems Around the House for Seniors

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Seniors face many obstacles in a world not necessarily designed for them. And seniors encounter many of these challenges in their own homes! Moving about from room to room, reaching for items high and low, and spending some well-deserved relaxation time are just a few activities that might seem easy to many people but that can present a challenge for seniors. We’re going to take a crack at solving some of these problems that seniors face around the house.

Take matters into your own hands with the right portable ramp

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
People who rely on a wheelchair for their mobility face many obstacles in society, but one that is particularly troublesome and limiting is the wide presence of steps and curbs. Although the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 has helped to cause buildings to be more accessible, it is still not uncommon to come across entrances with no ramps. The ADA is not always enforced, and small businesses, like hole-in-the-wall restaurants, are often inaccessible. With our portable access ramps, you can take the situation into your own hands and free yourself to go anywhere without worrying as much about whether there will be a step to overcome.

Summer reading made a breeze with these aids

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
We wish all our patrons and friends a good summer and a fun break from school and work. And for those who are retired, the summer is a good break from the cold and a time to go outside, sit and smell the roses.

Keep up the good work with our perennial gardening tools

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Among the many great gardening events going on this time of year is Perennial Gardening Month, which is the month of June. This is a great time for all of you perennial plant fans to discover new summer blooms to add to your collection, whether it be yarrow or lavender.

Playing cards and card holders could make Father's Day fun

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
When dealing with our own disabilities or those of our family members, we often feel bogged down with the medical aspect of our lives, and it’s easy to forget that all work and no play makes life rather dull. Of the many pieces of adaptive equipment you could get your disabled father for Father’s Day, you may also want to consider getting him a gift that will enhance his leisure time, such as our adaptive playing cards and playing card holders.

Partitioned plates enjoy deserved popularity

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Many people with disabilities find plates with divided sections to be extremely helpful. There are a lot of reasons why partitioned plates make mealtime easier for people with a variety of disabilities.