ElderCarelink Blog

Elder mobility: traveling with a wheelchair

by Judy Kirkwood
December 2nd, 2011 at 1:15 pm

My daughter-in-law’s 86-year-old father, Jim, traveled from the Midwest to South Florida with my son’s family for a visit with me last month. She rented a wheelchair from the local hospital as her diabetic father had some trouble walking. My son was flying separately with Jim and everything went smoothly until their layover in Atlanta.

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Five Tips To Be a Safe Traveler

by Sue Lanza
January 27th, 2011 at 3:07 am

As we enter the height of winter, most of us are dreaming of spring or at the very least, an escape from it all. I know I am as today we are facing the sixth major snowstorm of the winter here. I am getting to be quite an expert at snow shoveling but who wants to be known for that? But I will admit that doing the shoveling in moderation (to protect my back) is actually a great aerobic workout.

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