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Helpful Resources for Senior Citizens and the Aging

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on July 10, 2017. 0 Comments

Becoming old and aging is a part of life that nobody can avoid. However, it is important to remember there are resources available to help target almost any obstacles for seniors, baby boomers and the aging in the America.

Quick Stats about Senior Citizens, Baby Boomers and The Aging Americans

46.2 million

The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2014. This group accounted for 14.5 percent of the total population. The 65 and older population grew from 44.7 million in 2013.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates
Source: Census.gov

 

98.2 million

Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise nearly one in four U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 19.7 million would be 85 or older.
Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Census.gov

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Disability in America [Statistics]

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on July 10, 2017. 0 Comments

The Annual Disability Status Reports provide policy makers, disability advocates, reporters, and the public with a summary of the most recent demographic and economic statistics on the non-institutionalized population with disabilities. They contain information on the population size and disability prevalence for various demographic subpopulations, as well as statistics related to employment, earnings, household income, veterans' service-connected disability and health insurance. Comparisons are made to people without disabilities and across disability types. 

Disability Numbers in the United States

These statistics indicate the social and economic status of non-institutionalized people with disabilities in the United States, using data from the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS).

Age:

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Guide to Online Dating for Disabled Singles

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 31, 2017. 0 Comments

Dating is challenging in general but online dating is more complex. As an online single, you never know who you are communicating with or their true intentions towards you. It’s similar to dating with a barrier in the way. You never know who is hiding behind the mask.

The following information will help guide you through online dating for disabled singles.

Admit Your Truth

This step is essential to the online dating process. You need to find your truth. Do you want to date many different people? Are you looking for a long term relationship? Be honest with yourself so you have a clear view of what you are looking for on the dating sites.

Take a Profile Picture

Profiles with pictures are viewed more often than those without. Take a picture of yourself or use one that you already have. Make...

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10 Best Wheelchair Destinations for Valentine’s Day

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 31, 2017. 0 Comments

Valentine’s day is arriving quickly and you better start planning now! Sometimes the standard flowers, chocolates and date night isn’t enough for the special person in your life. You need to go above and beyond this year. If you are ready to show the love of your life how much they mean to you on Valentine's Day, consider the travel destinations listed below.

1. Sonoma Valley, California 

Surprise your love with a romantic getaway to Sonoma Valley. You will be surrounded by California’s Wine Country, sunlit valley vineyards, ancient oak trees, mountain vistas, historic areas, restaurants, shops, country inns and beautiful weather.

2. Sydney, Australia 

This beautiful city experiences summer in February. If you are looking for a warm getaway that has picturesque views, serene beaches, ocean life, and attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, this is the destination for...

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Upper Body Boy: Man in Wheelchair Does 15 Legit Pullups

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 31, 2017. 0 Comments

North Philadelphia has a new hero that doesn’t let his wheelchair get in the way of his fitness. Tyrone Shoemake takes pride in posting fitness videos on his Facebook page. These aren’t any ordinary fitness videos, they are inspirational videos of Tyrone demonstrating pull-ups while still strapped to his wheelchair. The most recent post is of Tyrone doing 15 legit pullups on a pull-up bar at a local park in his hometown. His unique technique is really something that needs to be seen by everyone.

Some people might say doing pullups is not a big deal, but it is extraordinary when the person is strapped to a heavy wheelchair and still has the strength to do pull-ups. In addition, he climbs up the pull-up bar using, even more, strength. It’s very inspirational for wheelchair users that feel less motivated to focus on their...

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The 3D Printed Wheelchair: A New Level of Comfort?

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 31, 2017. 0 Comments

3D printed wheelchair GO design sketch from Layer 

As a wheelchair user, you know most wheelchairs come as one size fits all. You do have a variety of options to customize the wheelchair, but chances are you still feel uncomfortable from time to time. The wheelchair industry and its users have been waiting for centuries for new technology to arrive that will make wheelchairs more customized to the individual user. The answer and technology you have been waiting for might have arrived in the form of 3D printed wheelchairs.

What is 3D Printing?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, refers to the process used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. The 3D printer is similar to an industrial robot and is responsible for producing successive layers of material that form objects.

British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert is trying to change the one size fits...

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10 Best Wheelchair Decorations for Christmas

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 19, 2016. 0 Comments

The Christmas and The Holiday Season is quickly approaching and it’s time to get in a festive mood. A fun and exciting way to enjoy the holidays is to decorate your wheelchair. This trend is increasingly becoming common and is expected to increase in popularity for years to come. It’s time to dust off the holiday decorations and start decorating your wheelchair. Before you get started, consider these 10 best wheelchair decorations for Christmas below.

  1. White Twinkle Light Decorations

Source: Hayley Eszti 

If you are interested in simple but pretty decorations consider white Christmas lights. This easy to do decoration involves a long strand of white holiday lights and careful placement around the wheelchair. This is an excellent option as a last minute idea or attending a holiday party.

  1. Silver Ornaments with Sparkle Wheels

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The Ultimate Holiday Guide for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 08, 2016. 0 Comments

Christmas and The Holiday Season is in full force! Stores are decorated with festive lights and the shopping season officially began the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday season is different for everyone, but it generally involves family, friends, decorations, delicious food, gifts, holiday parties and more! The following guide will help wheelchair users enjoy a spectacular holiday season.

Decorating the House                                            

Festive decorations and lights are usually the first on the list of things to do for the holidays. Decorating indoors is usually a breeze. However, outdoor decorating is often a challenge for wheelchair users. If you plan to put festive lights and decorations outdoors it is best to invite friends or family over to help. You can make a special occasion out of the situation by providing everyone with snacks, drinks and festive music.

Attending Holiday Parties

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10 Wheelchair User Tips for Navigating the Mall during the Holiday Season

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 08, 2016. 0 Comments

The crowded mall is the last place many shoppers want to fight through to purchase gifts. However, most people end up spending at least several hours at a mall during the holiday season. Navigating the mall in a wheelchair can be a challenge. The following tips will help you create an enjoyable shopping experience at the mall during the Holiday Season for wheelchair users.

  1. Plan Ahead    

Be prepared to battle against the crowds by creating an itinerary. Print or download a map from the mall website and begin planning your route. Make a list of the people you need to shop for and choose stores that have gifts they would be interested in receiving. Section the mall into sections on the map and focus on only visiting the stores you choose.

  1. Time Your Trip

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Hate Crimes Against Those With Disabilities Decline

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 08, 2016. 0 Comments

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program revealed that crimes against the disabled have dropped compared to the previous year. The FBI uses a system that tracks crimes related to disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and gender. According to the FBI, currently, 1.2 percent of hate crimes targeted people with disabilities.

Advocates for the disabled community find the percentage surprisingly low. Daily reports on local news programs throughout the United States make it seem like the percentage should be higher. A large part of the reason the percentage is low could be due to lack of reporting the hate crime. Hate crimes often never get reported for a variety of reasons. Victims of hate crimes are afraid of retaliation or feel ashamed.

Some hate crimes against people with disabilities don’t get reported due to dependency on a third party or...

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