Greetings!

Hope your New Year's Resolutions are still in place. Didn't make one? It's not too late!! Make this year the year you take that trip - make that lifestyle change - achieve that goal! We would like to wish you and your family a very safe and happy 2019.


- Team Access Mobility
What Means The MOST To Us??
Hearing from YOU!!
Throughout the years, we've learned that the best form of advertising is undoubtedly word of mouth.
Also known as a REFERRAL.

If you would take a quick moment to leave us a review (If you're signed into Google, it can literally take less than a minute), it would mean the world to us.
~ Starting the New Year on the GO
with a New Rollator ~
I have a very dear friend of mine who inherited rheumatoid arthritis; a very serious case thereof. She refused to let it dictate her life and today she is an aerobics and fitness instructor, teaching several classes each week. She recently wrote a book that she simply entitled “Move.” In her book, she detailed the benefits of staying active, of getting out and enjoying life outside the four walls of one’s home. I was very impressed by what she had to share and realized how much it spoke to the needs we see on a daily basis here at Access Mobility.

Our clientele deal with all manner of issues, and one of the recommendations we like to make is that they continue to “Move.” We tell them, “Use a rollator and go the mall, go to church, go out to eat, walk up and down the street; whatever.”  If they would happen to get tuckered, they can lock the brakes, turn around and sit on the seat of the rollator until they feel like “Moving on.” 

They are improving their circulation, their outlook, their muscle tone and their all-important “smile.”  

New models of rollators are coming in all the time. One of which we are particularly excited about, and one that has frequently been on the TV recently - the UPwalker.

If you are ready to do more in the “Move” department and find yourself desiring a new rollator, please pay us a visit and try out one of the more than 16 models we keep on the showroom floor.
 
By the way, if you overdo it when you “Move,” you might want to consider keeping one of our Mojility Agent Torex Premium Professional Cold Therapy packs (or just Mojility for short) on hand. You pop them in the freezer and pull them out when you need to put one on your leg or ankle or shoulder and while they are as cold as can be, they do not freeze solid but remain flexible . They are latex free and non-toxic. We sell dozens and dozens of these in all sizes and our prices on the large models are cheaper than on Amazon!
BENEFITS OF SLIDING-TRANSFER BENCHES
Do you, or someone you know have issues stepping into or out of your bathtub?

No worries - We can help!
In recent years, mobility specialists have come up with smart and safe solutions for you to make those tricky transitions in and out of the tub. One of those great innovations is a sliding-transfer bench. In fact, these benches can help with stability, comfort, and most importantly independence
 
Many believe while transitioning in a bathroom, safety has become a key component. People tend to rush and unfortunately get themselves into unstable situations. We all know what that can lead to.. falls; bumps and bruises, or heaven forbid, broken bones. Not to mention, an embarrassing ride in an ambulance. To eliminate such risks, transfer benches can alleviate a lot of the unsafe obstacles. 
 
Our sliding-transfer benches come equipped with a heavy-duty aluminum frame which can accommodate capacities up to 600 lbs. Many benches also come with adjustable legs and suction-cupped feet for added stability while sliding over the tub wall.
 
Sliding-transfer benches give people the desired independence and confidence needed for our everyday lives. Everyone likes to have their own freedom to do as they please. Thank goodness there are options to make bathroom mobility a safe reality for all!  

ENJOY
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~ Utilizing and Supporting Support Groups ~
We came across a wonderful short-story from our friends at 5 Star Residences of Banta Pointe (formerly Forest Creek Commons).

It was too good not to share.


An elderly man hurried to his 8:00am doctor appointment. He wanted to finish quickly so he could get to his next appointment. The doctor asked what it was and he proudly said that every morning at 9:00am, at the hospital, I have breakfast with my wife. The doctor asked what her condition was and he replied that, for 5 years, she has had Alzheimer's and hasn't known who he is. The doctor asked why he continues if she has no idea who he is and the old man replied "because I still know who she is".


Very touching... It's all too easy to just think about the struggles an individual goes through when dealing with the hand life has dealt them. Let's not forget the supporting cast members - the families - the friends - and those that love them.

Connecting with and utilizing support groups are crucial part of, not only the individual dealing with a certain affliction, but their surrounding family and friends as well. Even if you don't know someone directly affected, there are still many ways to help! Donate, volunteer, get involved. You can make an even bigger difference than you think!
One of the many worthwhile organizations out there; here is a link to the Greater Indiana Alzheimer's Association web page:
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
~ BLACK BEAN SOUP ~
courtesy of Pioneer Woman

(Our very own Kim has made this recipe many times and it always comes out delicious.
TIP from Kim: If you have left overs you can blend and use in burritos!)

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Dried Black Beans
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded & Diced
  • 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded & Diced
  • 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Seeded & Diced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (more to taste)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • FIXINS
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado, diced
  • Cilantro Leaves
  • Lime Wedges
  • Corn Tortillas Cut Into Strips

 
Directions
Place the beans in a bowl or pot, cover with cold water, and allow to soak overnight *OR* add beans to a medium pot and cover with hot water. Bring to a boil, then boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow the beans to sit for 1 hour. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water. 

In a medium pot, add beans, chicken stock, water, onions, and bell peppers. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. At that time, add salt, chili powder, and cumin and stir. Cover and continue simmering for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, until the liquid level is to your liking (anywhere from very thick to a thinner soup is fine!). You may want to scoop out about half (or up to about 2/3) of the soup, depending on your blender size and pour it into the blender (or food processor…or you can use an immersion blender, which is always easier!)

Taste for seasoning and add more of what it needs. Serve soup in a bowl with sour cream, extra diced bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, tortilla strips, and a lime wedge.

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317-784-2255 | www.accessmobility.com