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Having to use a wheelchair may have changed your life, but it certainly didn’t end it.

As a wheelchair user, there are plenty of things you can continue to do and enjoy. But you may wonder, “Am I ready to spend a day home alone?” Or “What are some fun activities I can do in a wheelchair?” Or even, “Now that I’m in a wheelchair, what clothes should I wear?”

This series of articles gives great tips and everyday advice on lifestyle issues such as:

  • Fun activities to do from your wheelchair with your family and friends
  • How to grocery shop or perform other activities of daily living from your chair
  • Choosing clothing and accessories that are suitable for life in a wheelchair
  • Developing your relationships with your spouse, children, friends, or dating partner

You will also get tips such as:

  • To minimize spills and keep your hands free, you can buy cup holders that attach to you caster wheels.
  • To determine if you are ready to spend a day home alone, do a test run while someone is still in the house.
  • When you go to the grocery store, choose a time when it will be less crowded.
  • Wheelchair users should typically avoid long clothing items, such as scarves, that can get caught in your wheels.

And if you are looking for events to attend, check out the Invacare “events” page on our main site!

Wheelchair bags

Wheelchair bags – what are the options?

I can understand how the idea of considering a wheelchair bag might not feel particularly important or exciting.  Surely it’s just something to carry ‘stuff’ around in while you concentrate on the job in hand? However, for the user of a self-propelled wheelchair this may be one of the most frustrating (if they get it […]

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beach wheelchair

Does your local beach have a beach wheelchair?

For many wheelchair users, hitting the beach for some fun in the sun is often seen as pretty impossible.   Our wheelchairs get caught in the sand, we often have to do some rather undignified crawling or shuffling moves if we want to feel the sand between our fingers and toes, and it can literally […]

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Common Misconceptions that Every Wheelchair User Hates.

Common Misconceptions that Every Wheelchair User Hates

I think it’s fair to say that no one is a real fan of stereotypes. They’re usually common misconceptions that we’d all much rather dispel. Well, the same can be said for false stereotypes often attributed to disable people, and here are my top five person pet peeves, that I’ve had the misfortune of encountering […]

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5 mobile apps for wheelchair users

In the fast paced world of technology, we’re all actively trying to get ahead, at least in terms of gadgets and gizmos. Almost everyone in today’s society has some form of Smart Phone, and on said Smartphone, we have access to a magnitude of different apps to choose from – some which provide fun and […]

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Attending a Music Festival as a Wheelchair User

Summer is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing – festival season is just around the corner! It’s time to lube yourself up with sunscreen, pull out those rocking horns and hit the festival scene with gusto – if that’s your ‘thing’, of course! But are you attending a festival for the […]

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Karin Suter

Karin Suter-Erath: The epitome of a para-sportswoman

Karin Suter-Erath is one of the most decorated para-sportswomen in Europe. Playing not one but two para-sports to an international level, Karin is an inspiration to athletes everywhere. After winning a bronze medal for doubles tennis in the 2004 summer Paralympics, Karin now had her sights set on medals for badminton in the Tokyo 2020 […]

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Stephen Hawking: How the world-famous physicist changed attitudes to disability

Last month, renowned physicist, cosmologist, author and Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking passed away aged 76. Arguably the world’s most famous and influential scientist, Hawking changed the way people thought about the universe. Having made numerous important scientific discoveries, Hawking also published books which made this information easily accessible to a wider public. However, Stephen Hawking […]

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accessible bank

Choosing An Accessible Bank: Top Three Areas To Consider

Do you have an accessible bank? There are so many considerations to make after having a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may not have even thought about your banking situation yet. Maybe you haven’t even made a trip to the bank since coming home. You may not even know what challenges you may face there. […]

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