Tag Archives: wheelchairs

Our Front Door


Dear Ms Chiamulera (area supervisor for Related Management): Your letter to me on 4/20 was variously uninformed, unreasonable and offensive. When I do not respond to you please be aware that it is not because I agree with you; it … Continue reading

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Do You Know?


I have just attended an outrageously unsafe event at the Iroquois Nursing Home. A retiree was offering a piano performance in the Activities room on the first floor. Twenty-five to thirty people in wheelchairs were packed into the room. There … Continue reading

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Wheelin’ the Iroquois


Monday 5 August To the Americans with Disabilities Centers: I have been using an electric wheelchair for ten years.  Last month I was admitted to a nursing home that refuses to let me use the electric wheelchair.  They require me to use a … Continue reading

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From Linda McKeown to Aunt Naomi


There was no apparent logic behind how trips were scheduled for Call-a-Bus, and if you weren’t waiting at the door when the bus came then you’d miss your ride.  Assuming you actually got on the bus, the drivers were hostile and lazy.  … Continue reading

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You, Me and the Money


“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.  I’d like to tell Soledad a few things myself.  I’m poor and I don’t see any safety net. Here’s the reality of … Continue reading

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Do, Can’t Do, Won’t Do: People with Disabilities (Part I)


There are two vantage points from which to view disability.  One is public policy and the other is personal practice.             Public policy covers finances, transportation, housing, employment and health care.  Personal practice, in addition to those things, includes is … Continue reading

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