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Posts By Tami Ternes

Welcoming Carol Meier to Assistive

Hello everyone! My name is Carol Meier and I’m the newest member of the Assistive team. I am so excited and happy to be a part of this wonderful group! I have spent the past 13 years working as a receptionist/sales assistant at Touchmark on West Century. I am married to a wonderful man named Mike, who was my […]

Is That a Banana In Your Ear? Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not the same for everybody. For individuals with any degree of hearing loss, it can be very difficult trying to explain their loss. Some find that their friends and family with “normal” hearing just don’t get what it’s like to have a hearing impairment. Enter the “Speech Banana”. A wonderful visual tool […]

It’s National Senior Citizens Day!

The year was 1988; President Ronald Reagan created National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 with a proclamation, declaring that, “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of […]

Time to Reflect on How Far We Have Come: Celebrating the ADA Anniversary

July 26, 2017 marks the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the ADA to give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities.  This legal acknowledgment provides an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local […]

Gardening With Ease

Summer is officially here!  When you think of summer, one activity that comes to mind is gardening.  But for some individuals gardening can be difficult due to aging, injury or disease. The following is just a few of the adaptive gardening tools available to individuals with disabilities to enable them to gain access to gardening. […]

Medical Alert Systems: Switch Adapted Options

Many individuals of all ages require some type of Medical Alert Systems that can alert friends, family, caregivers or even local emergency services outside the home when they need help. But what if an individual can’t use their hands to press a button, requiring a switch adapted Medical Alert System? Through this blog I will […]

Get a Closer Look at the Optelec Traveller HD

Low vision products help individuals with vision impairments.  But with so many types and varieties of low vision products to choose from it is important to concentrate on the specific needs you have for a magnifier. The Optelec Traveller HD is perfect for those looking for a portable, lightweight video magnification device to read printed […]

Get a Grip on Your Hand Mobility

Have you been looking for a simple multi-use gripping device to assist with everyday tasks such as eating, brushing your teeth, or writing? NuMuv Products have developed the Grip-Aid.  This versatile assistive device is perfect for those with arthritis, grasp limitations due to surgery, or any other hand/finger disabilities. The Grip-Aid is ergonomically designed to […]

Fidget Cube: Small in Size, Big on Benefits

Do you or someone you know bite their nails, click their pens, twirl their hair, or jangle their keys?  Most of us do it, fidgeting is a common characteristic in all ages.  Fidgeting can include small movements of the hands when one becomes nervous, bored or impatient. A small little device they call the Fidget […]

Glad To Be Part of Something Grand!

Hi! My name is Annette Goehring.  I’m a native of Zeeland, ND. My husband Doug and I live in Bismarck. We have six children (three sons and three daughters) ranging in age from 16 to 32.  We are also abundantly blessed with seven fun and energetic grandchildren (four boys and three girls) ranging in age […]