Aging in Place

by Keri L Story, MS, OTR/L What is aging in place? The ability to live in one’s own home and community independently, safely, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level (CDC 2013). The aging population or silver Tsunami consists of 46.2 million...

Stuck in Park

The lady I met yesterday lived in a lake house. She was bruised from a recent fall, and spoke but would get stuck on her words. Her daughter was quick to tell me that she was not suffering from dementia, she just has difficulty getting the words out. A three-wheeled...

Love To Walk

I am an amputee, and when I don’t have my prosthetic on, I am at a disadvantage. It’s hard for me to remember running races or being able to play kick ball or even stepping up a curb without stopping to adjust to the terrain. People who know me can attest to the fact...

Sixteen Year Old Stroke

I met a guy in Oklahoma that had lived alone after having a stoke for 16 years. He was paralyzed on his left side and wore a brace in order to be able to walk. His one bedroom apartment was close enough to shopping and the bus route for him to manage almost everything...