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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!

garden chairs for disabled

Garden chairs for disabled – a guide to gardening

As spring starts to (finally!) bloom, many of us start thinking of sunshine and outdoor activities.  If you have the outdoor space and green fingers, gardening may be a hobby that you really enjoy in these warmer months, but gardening when you are disabled can often become more of a chore than good fun.   […]

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Four accessible things to do in Bangkok.

Over the past few decades, Thailand, and in particular Bangkok has become more and more of a popular destination amongst tourists. Gone have the days where most Europeans would only consider the likes of Spain and France as go-to holiday destinations. With flights to South East Asia becoming ever increasingly more reasonably priced and hotels, […]

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Adventure with Good Friends

Adventure with Good Friends

This is the story of a wheelchair user who leaves his wheelchair at home to fulfil one of his dreams at a height of 4,600 meters. Read part 2 of the extraordinary young man’s extraordinary trip: Janis McDavid on his way to Machu Picchu. An adventure that you will not find written in any barrier-free […]

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Janis McDavid – Thinker, Fighter, Doer

Janis McDavid – Thinker, Fighter, Doer

An empowerment that breaks barriers Nothing can stop the bundle of energy that is Janis McDavid. Whether as a world traveller and student, a writer or a motivational speaker: Whatever the 26-year-old sets his mind on, he will pull it off as he is convinced that “Boundaries begin in your head”. With this attitude, McDavid […]

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Benefits of stretching when you’re a wheelchair user

As with any person, disabled individuals can of course benefit highly from stretching on a regular basis. Whether it’s for alleviating muscle cramps and pains, or helping to extend your physical abilities for years to come – stretching can play a huge role in ensuring you’re in tip top condition, for longer. Avoiding muscle pain […]

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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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