Tag: Daily Living

A man riding in a trishaw pedaled by another man

A Bicycle Built for You?

Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?

Two people being greeted at the front desk of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center

ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Wisconsin’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) were created in 1998 expressly to support older adults, adults with disabilities, and high school students with disabilities who are transitioning out of school. The Council maintains a strong relationship with Wisconsin’s ADRC network, with lines of communication in place to ensure that older individuals experiencing vision loss… Continue Reading ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Don McCall sitting at a workbench in a woodcarving workshop

Carving Out a Tactile Hobby Through Patience, Persistence and Perspective

For many people who begin losing their vision as adults, it can be tough to stick with lifelong hobbies usually done by sight. And finding new pastimes can be equally challenging. However, with some adaptation and problem-solving, it’s possible to continue enjoying many activities by taking a more tactile approach. Chuck Fehl and Don McCall… Continue Reading Carving Out a Tactile Hobby Through Patience, Persistence and Perspective

Older man with his two adult daughters at a doctors appointment

Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

In an ideal world, doctors, nurses, clinic staff and other health care professionals would be perfect communicators. They would share information seamlessly and accurately with patients, caretakers and each other. Unfortunately, we do not live in that ideal world. Sometimes it takes extra effort and vigilance to make sure we understand diagnoses and treatment options… Continue Reading Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

A table of blindfolded diners eating salads at Beastro & Barley

Building Awareness in Three Courses (Plus Dessert): The Return of Dining in the Dark

Kari Walker, chef and co-owner of the Reedsburg restaurant Beastro & Barley, was enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Madison College when she got her first taste of Dining in the Dark a few years ago. It started with a visit from Council Executive Director Denise Jess. “I got to hear Denise talk about… Continue Reading Building Awareness in Three Courses (Plus Dessert): The Return of Dining in the Dark

Lions Clubs International

The Lions Connection

In 2021 the Wisconsin Lions, along with dozens of local branches scattered across the state, celebrated their 100th year of service. Several Council board and staff members are active in their local chapters, creating an informal bond between our organization and the century-old Lions, as we each work to empower people living with vision loss… Continue Reading The Lions Connection

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A man riding in a trishaw pedaled by another man

A Bicycle Built for You?

Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?

Two people being greeted at the front desk of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center

ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Wisconsin’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) were created in 1998 expressly to support older adults, adults with disabilities, and high school students with disabilities who are transitioning out of school. The Council maintains a strong relationship with Wisconsin’s ADRC network, with lines of communication in place to ensure that older individuals experiencing vision loss… Continue Reading ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Don McCall sitting at a workbench in a woodcarving workshop

Carving Out a Tactile Hobby Through Patience, Persistence and Perspective

For many people who begin losing their vision as adults, it can be tough to stick with lifelong hobbies usually done by sight. And finding new pastimes can be equally challenging. However, with some adaptation and problem-solving, it’s possible to continue enjoying many activities by taking a more tactile approach. Chuck Fehl and Don McCall… Continue Reading Carving Out a Tactile Hobby Through Patience, Persistence and Perspective

Older man with his two adult daughters at a doctors appointment

Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

In an ideal world, doctors, nurses, clinic staff and other health care professionals would be perfect communicators. They would share information seamlessly and accurately with patients, caretakers and each other. Unfortunately, we do not live in that ideal world. Sometimes it takes extra effort and vigilance to make sure we understand diagnoses and treatment options… Continue Reading Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

A table of blindfolded diners eating salads at Beastro & Barley

Building Awareness in Three Courses (Plus Dessert): The Return of Dining in the Dark

Kari Walker, chef and co-owner of the Reedsburg restaurant Beastro & Barley, was enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Madison College when she got her first taste of Dining in the Dark a few years ago. It started with a visit from Council Executive Director Denise Jess. “I got to hear Denise talk about… Continue Reading Building Awareness in Three Courses (Plus Dessert): The Return of Dining in the Dark

Lions Clubs International

The Lions Connection

In 2021 the Wisconsin Lions, along with dozens of local branches scattered across the state, celebrated their 100th year of service. Several Council board and staff members are active in their local chapters, creating an informal bond between our organization and the century-old Lions, as we each work to empower people living with vision loss… Continue Reading The Lions Connection