Jul 242017
 

 Resources for Those with Disabilities

By

Jim McKinley — money@moneywithjim.org

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Jennifer McGregor

publichealthlibrary.org

Jacob Klein

Starting a Business – People with Disabilities

Securing a Home Mortgage Loan with a Disability

 

Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit

 

Disability Remodeling – What is the Average Cost to Renovate?

 

Disabled Veteran Loans

 

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

 

Disability Discrimination By a Landlord

 

A Guide for Disabled Homebuyers

 

Financial Aid for College Students with Disabilities: How to Find and Apply for Scholarships, Loan Forgiveness and Other Tuition Assistance

 

The Guide to Buying Used Accessible Vehicles

 

Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books

 

How to Remodel for Accessibility

Developing Your Blind Child’s Sleep Schedule

 

How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility

 

Healthy Eating Advice for Wheelchair-bound People

 

Guide to Attending a Sporting Event for Disabled, Special Needs & Senior Citizens

Tips For Disaster Preparedness & People With Disabilities

It seems like, whenever you read the news or go online, there’s a story about another disaster. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods seem to be happening more and more. No matter where in the country you live, you need to be prepared for when a disaster strikes.

When you have a disability, these disaster preparedness plans are even more important. You’ll need to worry about your special needs as well as everything else. Read on to discover some tips on making such a plan. But first, is a disaster plan really that necessary?

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Why Disaster Preparedness Is Needed

What is a disaster preparedness plan? It’s a plan for what you need to do in case of a major emergency. For example, what would you and your family do if you had to evacuate your home for several days? Where would you go, and what would you bring with you? That’s the thing about a disaster. Even if you can predict when it will happen, you can still have to make changes in a hurry. Without a plan, you can make mistakes. But when you have a plan in place for handling a disaster, things can go much more smoothly. You can remember needed medication, items needed for your disability, and more.

Just don’t forget about the financial side. Any disaster will require spending money for repairs even after insurance claims are settled. Besides, you might need cash on hand for emergencies like new medication.

What Could Happen?

It’s impossible (and not necessary) to prepare for every disaster possible. If you live in the Midwest, you probably don’t need to plan on a hurricane. That’s why you need to look into disasters that can happen in your part of the country. Do1Thing.com shows that hurricanes are common along the East and Gulf Coasts; tornadoes in the Midwest; wildfires and earthquakes in the west; and floods just about everywhere.

Besides planning on natural disasters, you also need to think about man-made disasters. Check with your local government for any manufacturing plants, railroad lines, or power plants in your area. For many people, the chance of a train crash involving chemicals is much higher than any storm or earthquake.

You Need To Be Prepared

Once you know what could happen in your area, it’s time to start creating a plan. Because you have a disability, the first thing you should work on is creating a personal support network. No matter how independent you are, you still need people you can rely on in an emergency. Speak to them and make sure they expect a call or text from you for help. Then discuss what kind of assistance they can provide so they know your expectations.

You also need a disaster safety kit. Gather together some medication and any other essential supplies in a seal-able container. You should also include a cell phone charger, some extra cash, emergency contact information, and some water. This way, you can quickly grab what you need to bring with you in case of an emergency evacuation.

You should also find the location of designated safe areas and evacuation routes to make leaving that much easier. Talk to your local government for any assistance you might need due to your disability in reaching a safe zone.

Get Your Plan Ready Today

You never truly know when a disaster will strike, so you need to create a disaster preparedness plan today. That’s especially true because having a disability can make things harder during an emergency. Create a kit with needed medications, set up a support network, and know where you might be relocated during an evacuation. This way, you can better get through any emergency.

wellnesswillpower thanks

Jim McKinley — money@moneywithjim.org

moneywithjim.org

Jennifer McGregor

publichealthlibrary.org

Jacob Klein

Jul 242017
 

 

References for Addictions and Mental Health

By Jackie Cortez

 

(Recent action taken by the FDA)  reassures those who have fallen victim to substance abuse that they’re not alone.

 

What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction

Addiction Is a Mental Illness – Treat It That Way

Is Your Home an Accomplice for Your Rebellious Teen?

Unconventional Grief: Grieving Someone Alive

 

Addiction And Infidelity: Understanding And Finding Ways To Heal After An Addicted Partner Is Unfaithful

Careers in Addiction

Holistic Approach to the Addiction Recovery Process

Child Safety: How to Ensure Your Grown-Up Belongings Stay Out of the Hands of Kids

 

wellnesswillpower thanks….

Jackie Cortez | thepreventioncoalition.org | jcortez@thepreventioncoalition.org

340 S Lemon Ave #5780 | Walnut, CA 91789

Apr 092017
 

Resources that Support the Disability Community

By:  Jennifer McGregor and Natalie Kelly

The more time I’ve spent working toward my medical degree, the more I see a lack of support for the disability community — yet they persevere.

I recently met a patient with a spinal cord injury that stole her ability to walk and ultimately led to a dependency on her prescription painkillers. She said the stigmatization she sees as both a paraplegic and recovering addict is constant, from accessible housing to seeking gainful employment. She told me having little to no support has simply become her expectation, and it’s really weighed heavily on my mind.

 

Disability Accommodation Cost Guides

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability

Discrimination And Addiction: How To Overcome Prejudice Without Relying On Drugs Or Alcohol

Accessibility and Employment: What People with Disabilities Need to Know

Wheelchair and Handicap Ramp Cost Guide

Dating When Blind or Visually Impaired — From Single and Ready to Mingle to Off the Market

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Social skills for adolescents and adults with autism

Fall Prevention

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors

Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Disabilities

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults

Fall Prevention

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors

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ForeverCurious is a group of educators and librarians who curate information online.

Thank you Natalie Kelly foerevercurious.org

Thank you  Hayley Masters

Dec 192016
 

Our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

 

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.

https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/seniors/
https://www.advancedrecoverysystems.com/signs-of-addiction/

WellnessWillpower Thanks

Jasmine McCarthy
Outreach Specialist

Nov 232016
 

For Optimal Health, Opt for Organic Food

Go Organic

Go Organic

 

A large number of studies have shown that organic foods:

  • Are less likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues. (Synthetic chemicals are not permitted in organic agriculture, yet can occur due to contamination from nearby conventional farms.)
  • Contain fewer heavy metals (on average 48 percent lower levels of cadmium for example).
  • Contain anywhere from 18 to 69 percent more antioxidants than conventionally-grown varieties.
  • May in some cases be more nutrient-dense. For example, one 2010 study which was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), found that organic strawberries were more nutrient-rich than non-organic strawberries.Set in Motion Proper Digestion

If you live in the U.S., the following organizations can help you locate farm-fresh foods:

EatWild.com

EatWild.com provides lists of farmers known to produce wholesome raw dairy products as well as grass-fed beef and other farm-fresh produce (although not all are certified organic). Here you can also find information about local farmers markets, as well as local stores and restaurants that sell grass-fed products.

Weston A. Price Foundation

Weston A. Price has local chapters in most states, and many of them are connected with buying clubs in which you can easily purchase organic foods, including grass fed raw dairy products like milk and butter.

Grassfed Exchange

The Grassfed Exchange has a listing of producers selling organic and grass-fed meats across the U.S.

Local Harvest

This website will help you find farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Farmers Markets

A national listing of farmers markets.

Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals

The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, hotels and online outlets in the United States and Canada.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.

FoodRoutes

The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSAs and markets near you.

The Cornucopia Institute

The Cornucopia Institute maintains web-based tools rating all certified organic brands of eggs, dairy products, and other commodities, based on their ethical sourcing and authentic farming practices separating CAFO “organic” production from authentic organic practices.

RealMilk.com

If you’re still unsure of where to find raw milk, check out Raw-Milk-Facts.com and RealMilk.com. They can tell you what the status is for legality in your state, and provide a listing of raw dairy farms in your area.

The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund also provides a state-by-state review of raw milk law s. California residents can also find raw milk retailers using the store locator available at www.OrganicPastures.com.

 

Oct 052016
 

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote senior wellness across the web,  it’s very much in line with what we do here at ElderAction!

WellnessWillpower thanks

Jim Vogel

http://elderaction.org/ | jimv@elderaction.org

How to Age Gracefully: Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older

Retiring in Your Own Home: How Baby Boomers Can Age in Place

Home Modification and Universal Design for Elder-Friendly Living

 Tips to Ensure Safety of Seniors at Home

How to Install Shower Grab Bars

Aging in Place Safe at Home Checklist

Elderly Depression: Symptoms & Care

Bipolar Disorder in Seniors

The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Transportation Resources for Older Adults

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults

Fall Prevention

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors

Working Beyond Retirement: For Money Identity and Purpose

 The Senior’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Their Golden Years

Search For Affordable Senior Housing

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety

This is a given – it’s important for our elders to make sure their homes are a safe environment.

16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started

This is great – it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos.

9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens

I appreciate that this explains the kinds of apps seniors should have on their mobile devices rather than listing specific apps (which may or may not stick around).

Building The Ultimate Reading Nook For Your Home: A Guide For Bookworms

My mother loves to read and hosts a monthly book club – she actually referred me to this great resource. (Actually, it’s been a great way for her and my dad to avoid feelings of isolation!)

jimv@elderaction.org

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Sep 222016
 

At PublicHealthCorps, we believe that all Americans should have easy access to the most current healthcare information — but we also know how tricky it can be to navigate the web to find the best data. That’s where we come in! We decided to put together a helpful collection of resources on healthcare and health insurance.

wellnesswillpower.com/the-ideal-doctor/.

What You Need to Know About the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) & Obamacare

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors

Senior State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Find Your SHIP by State

A Guide to Senior Living in Southern California: Medication, Healthcare Equipment and Nutrition

8 Questions Older Men Should Ask Their Healthcare Providers

A Employee’s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA

A Professional’s Guide to Assisting Families with Obtaining Government Benefits

5 Things to Know Before You Buy: A Pet Insurance Comparison

Patricia Sarmiento

http://publichealthcorps.org/ | information@publichealthcorps.org

340 S. Lemon Ave. #5780 | Walnut, CA | 91789

Aug 192016
 

 

Measurably Misleading

Help Support Mercury-Free Dentistry

We believe in inspiring progress — and nowhere is the progress more evident than the work of Consumers for Dental Choice and its Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry. So consider donating your funds where you know it will get results.

Consumers for Dental Choice takes the Holistic Approach to Advocacy. You wouldn’t go to a traditional dentist who uses mercury amalgam fillings. So why would you go to a traditional activist to fight for mercury-free dentistry? That’s why so many people,  support Consumers for Dental Choice’s holistic approach to advocacy.

What’s Lurking in Your Silver Fillings?

It’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans are ignorant about that fact that amalgam fillings are actually 50 percent mercury, and this is no accident. The American Dental Association (ADA) popularized the deceptive term “silver fillings” so consumers would think amalgam is made mainly of silver when actually it has twice as much mercury as silver.

Mercury is an incredibly potent neurotoxin; it doesn’t take much to cause serious damage because it’s an absolute poison. If you were to take the amount of mercury in a typical thermometer and put it in a small lake, that lake would be closed down due to environmental hazards.

Yet, amounts much higher than that are readily put into your mouth if you receive a “silver” amalgam dental filling, as the majority of material in the filling is actually mercury. Download your free copy of “Measurably Misleading” and learn how the FDA and dental industry are misleading consumers and why that’s bad for American families and our planet.

Resources to Help You Find a Biological Dentist

The following organizations can help you to find a mercury-free, biological dentist:

Jan 202016
 

Greetings from PublicHealthCorps!

Aging in Place’ is a term heard more and more frequently as the aging population continues to grow.

Here at PublicHealthCorps, we are particularly interested in the health of this aging population, and how we might inspire seniors to take care of themselves so that the dream of ‘aging in place’ can become their reality.
Please take a look at the resources  listed below – these are the top 12 most helpful and educational resources that I, along with three others on my team, came across.

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Aging in Place

Aging in Place Home Loan Modification Programs

The Aging in Place Initiative

Top 10 Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

Technology Innovations That Could Help the Elderly

19 User-Friendly Apps for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers, and Individuals with Disabilities

Health for Seniors

10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

A Caregiver’s Guide to the Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s

Older Adults & Anxiety

Seniors & Drugs – NCADD

Ultimate Guide to Rehab & Medicare

 

Thank You for your service Patricia Sarmiento
Putting the Public Back in Public Health
http://publichealthcorps.org/
p.sarmiento@publichealthcorps.org
340 S LEMON AVE #5780, WALNUT, CA 91789