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Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness For many seniors, aging in place is the difference between happiness and depression. Older adults who have to leave their homes and move into a senior living community frequently have trouble adjusting to life in a setting where they can no longer make their own decisions or have the […]

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PRC has announced a 50% off discount for the iOS communication app LAMP Words for Life. In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, this discount will be valid from April 1st through April 4th only.  With a regular price of $299.99, the 50% discount will bring the cost of this app down […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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Contributed by Rene Schecker, Volunteer Manager with the Metropolitan Washington Ear Metropolitan Washington Ear is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing free news and information services for blind, visually-impaired, and physically disabled residents of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We strive to substitute hearing for seeing, improving the lives of people with little or no vision by enabling […]

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Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness For many seniors, staying on top of health concerns can be a big job, especially if stress is a factor. It’s important to try and eliminate any negative feelings that might contribute to physical or mental health issues, and that’s not always easy when you’re worrying about yourself as well as […]

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On this “Things to Know Thursday,” we are bringing you three assistive technology (AT) resources that are packed with useful information. The first resource is a website created by Amy Roman, a speech-language pathologist who works with people with ALS.  She has compiled a wealth of information regarding communication for people with ALS who may lose […]

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