“I started the practice of meditation during the pandemic…it helps me be present when I am feeling anxious or overwhelmed.”
Adaptive Tennis US is a nonprofit organization that provides professional tennis coaching and training to individuals with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities.
The theme for the Independence Amplified Maryland session on Monday, March, 8, 2021 was focused on introducing several support groups available in Maryland.
Nothing beats a cold winter weekend than a warm, ooey-gooey brownie. In the mood for something different? Why not try a blondie brownie! Independence Now Executive Director, Sarah Basehart, shared her family recipe with us and we can’t wait to try it! It’s in honor of #NationalBlondieBrownieDay, so calories don’t count 😜😜😜. Ingredients 1 Cup[…]
The core service of Centers for Independent Living that we are featuring this month is Independent Living Skills Training. As a reminder, Independent Living skills are skills that increase the independence of a person with a disability because they handle more daily activities on their own without the support of others. At Independence Now, we[…]
A winter under quarantine means we’re looking for ways to stay entertained while stuck at home. One way we can do this is to celebrate the Danish art of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”). This concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things[…]
“Being a wheelchair-user, I wasn’t very active and found myself feeling depressed. My physical therapist suggested that weight training might offer me a great way to challenge myself and increase my levels of health and wellness. I took the challenge.”
When you receive a new health diagnosis like diabetes, you need support from family, friends, and medical professionals.
If you suspect you are diabetic because of symptoms or previous test results, or because of family history, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about an A1C test.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women with disabilities are less likely to undergo breast cancer screening due to the inaccessibility of radiology and mammography equipment. Women using wheelchairs and other mobility equipment may be unable to position themselves close enough to screening equipment as needed to get a clear exam.[…]