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“Murderball” celebrates 10 year anniversary!

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In this month of July in which we celebrate the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there have been many small events that are instrumental in reflecting the benefits of ADA. One of those events was the Academy Award nominated documentary film called “Murderball.” It was on July 8, 2005 that it was released nation-wide to mainstream audiences. The impact of this documentary is still being felt today.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 08, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Dealing with Grief: When Life Irrevocably Changes

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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.

Posted by Kerry Jul 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What is Courage?

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As a person with a physical disability I am, at times, approached by people and told that I am a very courageous person. Now, we can talk for hours on what this really means. We can talk and try to understand what the person was really trying to say. Recently, ESPN made an effort to define what courage means to them with an award. Not just any award but the one named after Arthur Ashe.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 03, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Tips to Make the Kitchen Work

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We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which has brought about monumental changes in the lives of people with a disability  in the past couple of decades. Medical advancement and extensive research offer better treatment of disability-inducing traumas like spinal cord and sports injuries.

Thanks to the ADA, businesses and all public places are equally accessible now, and there are tough laws prohibiting any form of discrimination against people with disability.

Posted by Lori Wagoner Jun 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

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Many non-profit organizations across the globe are trying their best to work against many deadly diseases. At the beginning of 2014, global health community (GHC) was focused to fight against the diseases like family planning, HIV, maternal health, etc. At that time, no one had thought that, Ebola would take up the entire limelight, pushing others on the side.

Posted by Alice Mason May 21, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

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May is Older Americans Month, a tradition started by President Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens in 1963 to honor the ways that older people, both past and present, have contributed to the nation and to their communities.

In honor of Older Americans Month, I’d like to take a look at a couple of great ways to stay active–both physically and mentally–as we get older!

Posted by Alexa Elheart May 20, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Living the Dream!

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April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.

Posted by Jeremy Campbell May 04, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Life Giving Commitment

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The world met Lauren Hill. She was a college basketball player who realized a dream of playing for Mount St. Joseph  in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 19 year old achieved her goal while battling brain cancer.

Posted by Aimee Bruder May 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

JMU hosts Ability Olympics

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On April 17-18, we hosted an event at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, that we call Ability Olympics with the mission of showing how everyone can be an athlete. I work with Dr. Tom Moran on this event (he does weekly programming for youth with disabilities to stay physically active), and our goal has been simple: provide sport opportunities to people with disabilities because we did not have those opportunities growing up.

Posted by Josh pate Apr 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Care for Older Adults for Caregivers

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As adults get older, they deal with various health and mental issues. As a caregiver or nurse, it is important to give older patients specialized, individualized care. Caring for an older adult becomes increasingly difficult without guidelines and practices to follow. 

Posted by Todd Kosher Apr 27, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment