January 2018

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

As a child, the first person I met that had a “disability” became my very best friend for years. Sure, I noticed differences (she wore a body brace) but in my mind, it was just a part of who she was. In fact, a number of years later was the first time I saw her […]

Walk Like a Penguin!

Normally, we walk with our weight split mid-stride. Walking this way on ice forces each leg to support the body at an angle and could result in a nasty fall. So when things get cold and icy, lean forward to keep your center of gravity over your front leg. Keep your toes all ...

NEWS from DAC NW

   DAC NW’s efforts to raise both funds for an accessible stage lift for our local Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre and to raise awareness about accessibility in the community comes together in a perfect family event. They will be hosting a free screening of the family film ...

NEWS from NW ADA Center – Idaho

Q: Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to child care centers? A: Yes. Privately owned child care centers, like other public accommodations must comply with the title III of the ADA. Child care services provided by government agencies must comply with title ...

NEWS from LIFE Inc

Alzheimer’s Is Accelerating Across the U.S. By Cheryl Bond-Nelms, AARP      Degenerative brain disease and dementia are on the rise across all 50 U.S. states, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. As the rate of Alzheimer’s continues to escalate, more financial stress ...

NEWS from LINC, Inc

LINC is hosting an Open House  4:00-7:00pm January 24th.  1878 Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83705 A short program will begin at 5:30 pm. Light food and beverages will be provided. The event will also launch an Art Show that will run at the center January 24 to April 28. This event ...

Technology for Independent Living

AirMini CPAP Device The ResMed AirMini is the worlds smallest CPAP machine and is the perfect no-hassle travel partner.  Weighing less than a pound and fitting in the palm of your hand it uses a small 20W power supply to further minimize the size of the travel unit. It has ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Winter storms won’t get you down if you make a winter disaster preparedness kit for your service dog. The website dogster.com has tips for what you can do incase you are cut off from the outside world for days or even weeks. If you are without power, have the supplies on ...

Don’t Be A Zombie! – Be Prepared!

Emergency preparedness brings up thoughts of Katrina, Mt. St. Helen, big nasty windstorms and summertime fires of epic proportions. If we don’t have family or friends involved and we see these events on TV (while counting our blessings) we tend to be lax about keeping ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Though people with disabilities have become more vocal recently, we still are a very small minority. Yet the ‘Beautiful People’, the slender, fair perfect ones, form a minority that may be even smaller.” ~ Marsha Saxton Difficulty for Disability in ...