Golphers in Motion
Visit these great websites:
Moving With Hope
Provides a year-round program that teaches skills that help prevent the onset or progression of orthopedic intolerance and cardio-metabolic disease risk factors.
Back to Your Life
A student run site providing user-friendly information to people with spinal cord injuries in CT
VOL VII - 2013
Sail CT Access Hosts 'Take a Vet Sailing'
The Take a Vet Sailing event was held on September 16, 2012 at 10AM held at Brewer's Pilot Point Marina located in Westbrook, CT through Sail CT Access www.sailctaccess.org. This year we had sponsors from: CT Chapter of NSCIA, Wallingford, CT; Moving With HOPE (Health Oriented Physical Education), Shelton, CT; Advanced Wheels, Granby CT; American Veterans Assistance League, Cheshire, CT; Neil's Donuts, Yalesville, CT; and a private donation.
Attendees included veterans from the Newington CT VA, West Haven CT VA, American Veterans Assistance League, and throughout CT. There were a total of 18 veterans that participated in the event. We had coffee and donuts were donated by Neil's Donuts in the morning and were enjoyed during registration and chatting with one another. There were two scheduled departure times for the two adapted sail boats which allow people with severe physical disabilities to go out and enjoy sailing.
Dietary Guidelines for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
By Dr. Susan Fagan
Eating is one of lifeís greatest pleasures. Your body needs food that is rich in nutrients to create energy, resist infection and enable you to have a full, productive life. After a spinal cord injury, how your bodyís systems Ė such as bowel, bladder and skin Ė function are altered due to your paralysis.
Because you are less active, your muscles and bones may become weaker. Youíre circulatory and respiratory systems that pump blood and oxygen to your heart, lungs and throughout your body may not work as effectively.
Spinal Cord Injury & Maintaining Healthy Skin
Your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt and other foreign objects and the ultraviolet rays of the sun, and contains the nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in regulating your body's fluids and temperature.
Below the smooth, hairy outer skin, or epidermis, that we see every day is a thick, strong and elastic layer of tissue known as the dermis. The dermis is richly supplied with blood vessels, sweat and oil glands, and nerve endings.
Transportation Information from www.connect-ability.com
If public transportation won't work for you or if you just want the flexibility of having your own vehicle, you might want to consider purchasing a car or van.
Many people with disabilities are qualified to drive a vehicle, if it has been suitably modified. Check the following for information on being evaluated as a driver, as well as how to purchase, modify, and pay for your own vehicle.
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