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Scott Rains has kayaked in Alaska’s Glacier Bay, trekked through South Africa and India, and visited Guatemala and New Zealand. He also happens to be a quadriplegic, a fact the 56-year-old campus minister from San Jose, California, hasn’t allowed to interfere with an ambitious travel schedule.
Rains has noticed something interesting lately. Other folks his age—the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 and referred to as the baby boom generation—have begun to see things his way.
America's cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old fast, and they're doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.
To envision how this silver tsunami will challenge a youth-oriented society, just consider that seniors soon will outnumber schoolchildren in hip, fast-paced New York City.
It will take some creative steps to make New York and other cities age-friendly enough to help the coming crush of older adults stay active and independent in their own homes.
"It's about changing the way we think about the way we're growing old in our community," ...
Most restaurant reviews don't include comments on accessibility, leaving potential customers with mobility challenges to guess whether they can get in and around a restaurant to enjoy the food. The same is true for other retail establishments, hotels, and businesses, especially when one is traveling or in unfamiliar territory. At the same time, business owners may incorrectly assume their building is completely accessible, when relatively minor changes might vastly improve the ease ...
Mereth Dunn-Estey sometimes finds maneuvering around store aisles in her motorized scooter difficult. The 48-year-old Eugene resident said the aisles often are built wide enough to accommodate scooters and wheelchairs. But instead of keeping the aisles accessible, stores pack them with products and promotions that extend beyond the shelves. And the turning space at the end of aisles also can be an issue, she said.
“Having room to move around is the main thing I need,” she said. “Sometimes I get frustrated when I can’t figure out a way around the aisle myself. If I have to wait for help, I’ll ...
Imagine 54 million customers across the U.S., and 826,000 of them live in Washington State. Nationally, these people control 220 billion dollars in discretionary income -about $4,500 per person – and they would spend them in Fremont, at our shops, restaurants, galleries and events if only they knew they could get through doorways here.
Sara Woody and Don Brandon gave these figures based on Department of Labor and Census information about people who self-report that they live with some form of physical disability. Brandon and Woody want to let people with disabilities know about businesses, in Fremont ...
OR - Eugene
I only saw one accessible room and it had a lot of lowered shelf, counter and cl
WA - Seattle
My friend & I went to Fishermans because they were on BluePath. My friend uses
WA - Seattle
The inside ramps provide access throughout the restaurant.
OR - Eugene
My good friend and I stop for coffee almost everyday at the Eugene Coffee Compan