Over 54 million people, nearly 1 in 5 of all Americans, have some level of disability. Every 8 seconds another Baby Boomer becomes a senior citizen and as the population ages the incidence of chronic illness and disabling conditions rises. The "sandwich generation" is caring for families and aging parents. People with disabilities are now the largest minority in the world! What do these facts and figures mean?
Shelley Peterman Schwarz and the staff of Meeting Life's Challenges, all of whom know the challenges of chronic illness or disability, reach out to the millions of people with disabilities, as well as friends and family members who love them, caregivers, support groups, and medical professionals. Whether personally affected by limitations caused by aging, chronic illness, and disability or someone who loves, cares for, or provides support or medical treatment to someone coping with these challenges, you will find a wealth of information and inspiration on our Website just for you and the ones you care for.
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Shelley Peterman Schwarz writes a bi-monthly column in the Wisconsin State Journal, and hosts a monthly Making Life Easier™ segment on WISC-TV, the CBS affiliate for South Central Wisconsin. She is the author of the popular Tips for Making Life Easier™ book series, hundreds of articles in regional, national, and international publications, and is a popular keynote speaker and teleclass/Webinar presenter for companies and organizations throughout the US.
For more information on what we do and who we reach or how we might partner to make life easier for people with chronic illness or disability, contact us.