June 2021

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Idaho IL Newsletter

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month If you have a brain, you are at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented. This month is an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, share facts about how Alzheimer’s and other ...

From the Editor

Donuts and your prescription drugs do NOT go together! What am I talking about here? I just discovered a Medicare Part D coverage gap called a “donut hole”. This means that after you and your drug plan have spent a certain amount of money for covered drugs, you have to pay ...

News from DAC NW

De-Clutter Workshop held June 16 to Reduce Stress Dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, blankets on the floor, closets in disarray, too much junk in the garage…does this sound familiar? We live in a culture where society teaches us the more we have, the happier we must be. ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

As we make the move away from plastic, finding clean drinking water out in public means we need drinking fountains. Getting a drink or filling a water bottles is something we can appreciate on a hot day. This includes those of us who navigate the world in wheelchairs or ...

News from Life, Inc.

Virtual Field Trips for Kids and Adults For those of us who may still have kids learning at home, we know it’s been hard to provide engaging, fun learning activities during the pandemic. Here is a handy guide for at-home learning through virtual visits to places around the ...

News from LINC

Become a Self-Advocate!    You can apply for Self-Advocacy and Leadership Training (SALT) through June 25th.     We believe that all Idahoans have the right to speak up for themselves. We have the right to choose the services we want. Decisions about our lives should not be ...

Electricity Emergency Preparedness

Power outages aren’t very common, but when they do happen, do you know what to do? Knowing what you are up against is a big step toward being prepared. If there is a power outage, there are some things you need to consider: >Do you live alone? >Do you drive or own a ...

Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is a website that gives information about getting outdoors in Washington State. Each hike includes detailed information on trail conditions, elevation changes, parking, wheelchair access and other factors. They even supplement with a Spoon Rating, which gives ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Legislation to offset expenses of Caregiving Some of America’s 48 million family caregivers would get much needed financial assistance under the Credit for Caring Act, introduced last month in the US Senate and House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill would provide up ...

News from SILC – Idaho

Not “Special Needs” – Just Human Needs Special Needs is a description created by non-disabled people to characterize the needs of disabled people as “extra” and burdensome. Access and accommodation are not ‘extras.’ Access and accommodation are not ‘burdens’. We need ...

Technology for Independent Living

Wheelchair Accessible Tent This tent is ideal for camping adventures! The entire tent is fully accessible with a wheelchair, and has generous living area that offers protection against sun, weather and bugs. The camping porch is large enough to accommodate a picnic table, ...

Links Worth Sharing

There is a website that provides resources on how to develop an accessible playground. In addition, if you are heading out on vacation and want to ensure you will have an accessible place for the kids to play, the site has a directory to point you in the right direction. ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “When it’s all over, it’s not who you were…it’s whether you made a difference.” ~ Senator Bob Dole, proponent of the ADA, lost the ability to properly use his right hand after being injured by shrapnel in World War II.    The LifeLines ...