Friendly Wheels Archive

Accessible Homes by Lowe's

Friendly Wheels, Issue 30
August 2010

Lowe's Universal DesignBarb, an Amigo owner, and her husband, Larry, both use mobility aids. A recent article, "Universal Appeal," in Lowe's Creative Ideas' May/June 2010 issue, their living arrangements in the home of son, Curtis, and his family are featured. Using the principles of Universal Design (UD), Lowe's Creative Ideas team designed an accessible home addition complete with kitchen, bath, bedroom, and living room for a multi-generational household.

Universal Design is the structuring of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. (Courtesy of the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University.)


"Two" Much Fun

Friendly Wheels, Issue 27
May 2010

By: Fran Hetzner, Amigo Mobility

Twin sisters, Jill and Joy Procida, are loyal Amigo owners living full and fun-filled lives. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, they reside there, still, in a small city called Jeannette ... Jill and Joy in Jeannette (a bit of word humor!)

The twins were both diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy at the age of seven and were able to walk until after high school before entering Seton Hill University. At that point they discovered Amigo. The first of their five or six models (they've forgotten just how many) was the little yellow Front Drive Amigo. As time passed, their busy lives required a fuller range of mobility resulting in their selections of the Amigo RDs, which they've had ever since.


Yoga-cize in 2010!

Friendly Wheels, Issue 26
March 2010

By: Fran Hetzner, Amigo Mobility

altRecently, I began to notice subtle but distinctive changes in a good friend of mine. Kathie is my very tolerant watercolors' instructor, 70+ years old, and sharp as a tack. She is more than fun and attends Curves on a regular basis. Seeing her clothes drape her frame in a more flattering fit and her eyes sparkle and complexion glow, I asked her what she was up to.

Her immediate response was brief and to the point, "Yoga. You need to try it." While I haven't yet, the benefits are outwardly and inwardly (as you'll read below) apparent.


Tips for a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

Friendly Wheels, Issue 23
December 2009

The holidays can be both a joyous and busy time of year. In order to keep your spirits up and stress level down, check out the following tips.

Sailing with Shelley

Friendly Wheels, Issue 22
November 2009

By: Shelley Peterman Schwarz


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My husband, Dave, and I LOVE to get away for a vacation, but leaving the comforts and accessibility of home means thinking about the logistics of getting me (in my 3-wheeled Amigo POV/scooter, along with our luggage) through security and on to a plane. This can be somewhat stressful. For people who are experiencing limitations of any kind, traveling today can be very difficult.  As my 86 year-old mother says, "the spirit is willing, but the body has other plans."

News Flash

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Friendly Wheels, Issue 123

August 2018

 

Amigo owners often share inspiring stories. From overcoming a mobility challenge to figuring out innovative ways to go to new places to helping people in their communities, the experiences they share never cease to amaze us.

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Shannon DeWall, JD, an attorney, wife, mother and community volunteer in metro Detroit. Learn more about her story below.

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

Friendly Wheels, Issue 122

July 2018

In a time of crisis, it may be reassuring to know that there is another family that's experienced a similar situation: the Shepherds. James Shepherd and his mother founded the Shepherd Center, a not-for-profit hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia specializing spinal cord injury rehabilitation, in 1975 in response to an accident James endured as a young man. Learn more about his family's inspiring story.

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

Friendly Wheels, Issue 121

June 2018

Carrie Rostollan, a longtime member of the Amigo family, recently visited our Bridgeport facility for the Amigo Mobility Center open house. She shared with us some of her upcoming summer plans and entertained us with her magic tricks! Discover more about Carrie's 'magical' adventures.

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