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I originally wrote about my friend Stella in an article called “Active and Healthy Aging: Keys to Living Well”, see Active and Healthy Aging: Keys to Living Well.
On March 25, 2015, my life irrevocably changed. Stella, my 92-year-old, friend died. I received the news by phone from her daughter and all I remember hearing was “She’s gone.” Four days prior to that, Stella was going about her usual routines – going to the library, going to the grocery store, completing typical tasks.
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Employers these days are aware of the fact that hiring adults with disabilities adds value to their business. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, “a covered entity shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability.” This is applicable to job application procedures, recruitment, job training, and advancement and discharge of employees etc.
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Stress management workshops, gym membership reimbursement, support groups and flu shot clinics are popular examples of workplace wellness programs. Wondering if your employer offers this type of program? There is a good chance it does — more than 90 percent of large employers and 73 percent of small employers offer this employee perk.
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Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.
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ADHD is a disorder of the brain in which a person is unable to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli and accompanied by an extremely high level of motor activity. Through various Magnetic Imaging Resonance medics have suggested that the brains of children with ADHD are not the same with those of children without ADHD. It affects children and adolescents and may persist into adulthood for some. The children generally have problems in
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From its inception, America has been fueled by honor and self-sacrifice. A nation of brave idealists with an unquenchable thirst for freedom, and more importantly, the resolute willingness to fight for a better tomorrow. No matter which side of the political spectrum you land on, it’s hard to feel anything other than respect for those risking it all to ensure the embers of liberty burn bright. Nonetheless, respect alone doesn’t pay the bills.
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Today marks a celebration day of Human Rights. Again, this marks another opportunity to discuss and celebrate the triumph of Human Rights for everyone, World-wide. Also, it’s another opportunity to educate people on the role of sports to all people, especially people with disabilities.
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It is against the law to discriminate against people in the workplace simply because of their appearance, gender, or religion. Similarly, it is also illegal to discriminate against people who may have disabilities, whether they are already part of the workforce or an applicant for a vacant position. This does not only include obvious physical disabilities, such as if a person uses a wheelchair or has ambulatory issues, but also people with intellectual, sensory, and nuerological disabilities.
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Over the last few days the issues of derogative names and language have been part of an interesting discussion in our sport world. As a matter of fact it has been going on over the past few months if you include a certain west coast owner of a basketball team and an apologetic horse owner. Today, we are dealing with another professional sport team that is dealing with a similar issue.
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I am the middle child in a group of three children. My youngest brother is a man who is deaf. He is very independent and upon seeing him you would not even suspect he was deaf. When we were growing up the three of us were just a couple of years apart and we did everything together.