UK-based brand Grace Beauty just launched with a mission: Make makeup more usable for people with disabilities. To start, they debuted with three add-ons you can attach to mascara wands and plan to expand to more products in the future. There are three mascara accessories, all £8, or about $11. The Safe Grip (pictured above) is rubbery and flexible and “ensures better control for all kinds of users” according to Grace Beauty’s site.
I have a great personal interest in the experience of aging because it is happening to me and my friends, and also because aging today is different from that experienced by any previous generation, so there’s a great deal of factors to observe and understand. Today I was struck again by the great ambivalence we who have embarked seriously on the aging experience feel. I live in Chicago, and I love taking the El train to work, being part of this moving force of working Chicagoans. The excitement this gives me is in part because it’s new. For three and a half decades I worked in relative isolation in a therapist’s office. After I closed my clinical practice to devote myself to consulting, writing and speaking, I rented an office in a WeWork co-working space downtown and was really excited to be part of that moving mass.
Ali Stroker made history as the first wheelchair user to win a Tony award. A viral video from “America’s Got Talent” of an autistic man singing had people in tears. What do these moments mean for those with disabilities?
One of the most exciting sectors in the elder care market is the technology industry moving into the caregiving business. High-tech devices and support services are being built around smartphones, voice-activated devices, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things — web-enabled sensors in everything from toilets to the refrigerator.
Mount Sinai was part of the largest clinical trial for asthma self-management support in older patients, which resulted in improved control and quality of life, and fewer emergency department visits.
Adding behavioral health services has frequently been floated as a way that nursing homes can diversify their offerings and attract new residents — particularly as demand for the treatment of depression and other mental health issues continues to grow among older Americans.
We Stand With Seniors, the nonprofit, nonpartisan effort focused on educating state leaders about the need for a comprehensive, coordinated Master Plan for Aging, commends Governor Gavin Newsom who yesterday signed an Executive Order calling for the creation of a California Master Plan for Aging. The governor’s Executive Order is a critically important step in recognizing and addressing the immediate need to ensure all Californians can age with dignity and independence.
Philadelphians are celebrating their differences and promoting pride in their mental and physical disabilities with a week full of events. Disability Pride Week officially kicked off Monday with a flag raising. The celebration will conclude Saturday with Disability Pride Parade at the National Convention Center.
People With Disabilities Face Challenges Campaigning for Office. This Group Wants to Change That | Time
When Alexandria Knox was preparing for her New Hampshire legislative race, she had some questions about how best to handle her blindness on the campaign trail. The National Council on Independent Living had the answers. One of the nation’s leading disability rights groups, the NCIL recently launched the nonpartisan Elevate Campaign Training program, the first national campaign training for people with disabilities.
Two years ago, Los Angeles began testing an alternative to homeless shelters called safe parking, giving people living in their cars a secure spot to sleep at night. The first site was quickly deemed a success, so the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority agreed to fund nine more lots in the pilot program, with promises to expand.
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