Do you have a used wheelchair, walker, cane, or crutches you no longer need? Why not donate them?
For the past eight years, Wheels for the World has been delivering wheelchairs and bibles to more than 22 developing countries. “Even one wheelchair – that’s one more life that’s going to be changed” said Cindy Leonard, Wheels for the World’s New England representative.
If you’re an elderly wheelchair, walker or cane user, you may not have put much thought into taking up martial arts. But perhaps you should. Tai Chi, as we’ve previously mentioned
, is a slow meditative martial art that’s great for helping the elderly and those with limited mobility stay active.
In Peterborough, UK seven teens have decided to make a difference with an unusual fundraiser - getting sponsored to participate in service projects while using a wheelchair. Over the past five days they've spent a combined 75 hours in wheelchairs, raising money and awareness for local charity Shopmobility. Read More
It’s not science fiction and it’s not quite a miracle, but it’ll probably blow your mind. Scientists at Cyclone Technologies have invented the ReWalk—a mobility aid that allows those paralyzed from the waist down to walk again. It could revolutionize the future for wheelchair users. It already has for some. Read More
Rollators are a fantastic essential for those who simply need a little support to get around on their own, and transport chairs are a great, lightweight, and space-conscious alternative to the standard wheelchair. But what about the person who is too independent to sit in a chair all the time, but still needs help on longer excursions? Read More
If you’re confined to a wheelchair, we don’t need to tell you the smallest tasks can be a big event in a wheelchair. Federal regulations may require public buildings to be wheelchair accessible, but older and private buildings don’t have to follow the same regulations. And there’s always the constant inconvenience of finding the side door, the cargo elevator, or the only staff member with a key. Read More