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Getting Out & About with a Disability - Tips & Products
Tips and Products for Activities from Meeting Lifes Challenges

ACCESSIBILITY TIPS: GETTING OUT & ABOUT
When you have a disability or limitations due to chronic illness or aging getting out of the house can present challenges. Review the tips and products in this section for ways to make shopping, banking, getting to appointments, and other details of life easier.

Tips & Products: Out & About
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Miracles and Coincidences - Newsletter
  Albert Einstein said, “Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.” Take time to observe the mi..

Maintaining Independence Despite Limitations - Newsletter
  Shelley shares a story of a family outing made more enjoyable because her father-in-law with Parkins..

Sun Precautions® clothing protects sun sensitive skin
  For sun sensitive people, whether fair skinned or due to medication side effects...

Judy's Birthday
  I'm not sure exactly how or when I met Judy. All I know is that when she entered my life, a ray of s..

Use ice tips on your cane or crutches for safer winter walking
  If you or a loved one use a cane or crutches to get around, keep from slipping on ice...

Someday We'll Laugh About This!
  "Someday We'll Laugh About This" week - Shelley recalls her experience of overcoming the challenges ..

SPF® sun protective clothing
  If you or someone you love has experienced skin cancer, you know the importance of

AutoMate cleans the air in your car
  If you have asthma, a respiratory illness, or chemical sensitivity, a negative ion air filter…

Improve your ability to walk safely
  Good body mechanics will help you walk more safely in the winter.

Ask wait staff to cut up your food prior to serving
  If you have trouble cutting up you food when you're at a restaurant, ask your waiter...

Bringing leftovers home from a gathering
  Keep a few small plastic food storage containers in the trunk of your car. Then if you attend...

Keep a magnifying glass in several locations
  I use magnifying glasses for so many things. I keep one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom to h

Clear the air with personal air cleaner
  If you have asthma or are chemically sensitive, a personal air filter may help you to get out and a

Slide onto the seat in your car more easily
  Over-the-seat plastic car seat covers can make getting into your car easier.

Trade chores with friends
  When possible, trade chores with a friend. For example: If your friend enjoys yard work...

Relax with seed filled eye pillow
  If you have to have an MRI or other test that will have you anxious or lying down for a long time,

Chap-Grip keeps lip balm handy
  If you are outdoors a lot and you find you are using lip balm regularly, keep it within easy rach w

Index card-important data
  Keep an index card in your purse with information such as vacuum-bag size and number, air filter di

Charge all holiday gifts on one credit card and request gift receipts.
  As gift giving time approaches, keep track of exactly what you buy and how much you spend by chargi

Tips to shop, not drop
  To make your next trip to the mall more manageable keep these time and energy saving tips in mind:


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