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Is there a difference between independent living and assisted living?

We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy Month:  The Role of OT

April is Occupational Therapy Month.  Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists use a … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Aging and Health: Seniors need to take extra care in the cold (HealthDay News) Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body’s response to the cold can be affected … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of recreational therapy?

Recreational therapy is a type of therapy that engages an individual or a group of individuals in fun activities such as music, sports, news, or bingo to enhance their functioning, independence, and well-being. Some of the benefits of recreational therapy … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18

Human Interest: Amy Purdy’s bionic grace on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (The Washington Post) A dancer who is a double amputee wears her prosthetic limbs to get through four weeks of competition on ABC television’s Dancing With the Stars. The … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11

Autism Awareness Month: Autism-vaccine concerns remain widespread (Disability Scoop) A new Harris Poll survey finds that 1 in 3 parents believe that vaccines can cause autism, despite the link being widely discredited by the scientific community. In the poll of … Continue reading

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April is Occupational Therapy Month: Live Life to the Fullest!

April is Occupational Therapy Month and this year’s theme is “Occupational Therapy: Living Life to Its Fullest™.” Occupational therapy (OT) is focused on engaging individuals in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) … Continue reading

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Fall Prevention and You

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older falls and these falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures, spinal cord injuries (SCI), and traumatic brain injuries … Continue reading

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