People with Disabilities and Preparing for Winter Weather

In my previous blog, I explained some of the reasons as to why people with disabilities may be more susceptible to cold weather and need to take extra precautions. So, what can people with disabilities do to prepare for extremely cold weather? Here are some tips. Dress in Layers Wearing layers can help keep youContinue reading “People with Disabilities and Preparing for Winter Weather”

How Extreme Weather Threatens People with Disabilities

A few days before Christmas, our area was hit with an arctic blast that dropped temperatures well below zero. On the first morning of the flash freeze, we woke up to a cold house. Our furnace wasn’t working. I am so incredibly fortunate that my cousin is an HVAC expert and was available to comeContinue reading “How Extreme Weather Threatens People with Disabilities”

Best Winter Clothing Tips for People with Disabilities

Winter has never been my favorite time of year. For many of us with physical disabilities, colder weather can affect our mobility and have various other impacts. That said, living most of my life in climates that have four distinct seasons has caused me to develop a strong cool weather routine. This year, I’ll experienceContinue reading “Best Winter Clothing Tips for People with Disabilities”

Helpful Snow Cleanup Tips for Wheelchair Users

It’s February in New York. If you live anywhere in the northeast, you know that February usually brings a lot of snow. For me, snow is not my friend. It means I have to stay inside because of the cold. Plus, when all that white stuff covers the ground, it can be very challenging toContinue reading “Helpful Snow Cleanup Tips for Wheelchair Users”

Helpful Tips for Power Chair Users During the Winter Months

As a power wheelchair user, I’ve learned a lot about driving a power chair in the winter. If you live in the Northeast like I do, you start to notice the colder air during the months of October and November. The next thing you know, there’s snow on the ground. This can be challenging forContinue reading “Helpful Tips for Power Chair Users During the Winter Months”