Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

 Recently I have been looking at mental illness and how it is regarded as a disability. Depression in these times seems to be very prevalent and certainly at some points is very much a disability. But rather than think of a person being “disabled” perhaps its just that they ...

Life is Better Active!

The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for anyone with a spinal cord injury. Through the Active Fund, they provide grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. They have ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

July 26th was the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a landmark civil rights law. It prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, housing, transportation and other public accommodations. It has ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA CENTER – IDAHO

Trails are springing up all over the country that feature accessibility for people with mobility issues. One such trail, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, has jaw dropping views from the scenic overlooks that are a major attraction, however for more than 80 years this authentic ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC

HOW A STATE CAN HELP HIRE THE DISABLED Only 36% of Americans with disabilities have a job. Some states are trying to increase that number and are trying different things to make it easier for disabled people to get jobs in the public sector. Not all disabilities are visible, ...

Technology for Independent Living

Sonar Glasses a Hit! Sonor Glasses increase mobility independence for blind and visually impaired people by helping them navigate around obstacles in their path of travel. They alert about potential hazards that are beyond the reach of a white cane, such as parked cars, ...

Tis the Season

     Hey all! It’s me again, hailing from Moscow, the gateway to the panhandle of Idaho. You know it’s that time of year again. Yep…You guest…FIRE SEASON! So, I thought that I would talk with you a little bit on the subject. Yea, I understand that you already know about wild ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  The Perseids Meteor Shower is the brightest one of the year and occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The peak is around August 9-13. The debris is from the comet Swift-Tuttle and named for the constellation Perseus.       The a-Capricornid ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Ten Things You Can Use to Stay in Your Home “Aging in place” is a hot topic these days, particularly among baby boomers who want to maintain their independence.      Not every home is set up to ease the transition into an adults older years, when mobility is the major issue. ...

TIMELY TIDBITS!

Quotes to make you think! “We do not grow by knowing all of the answers, but rather by living with the questions.” ~ Max De Pree Corporate and Civic Leader 1924-2017     A New Leash on Life Film Premier K9’s For Warriors has produced a film about three of the many ...