January 2015 Table of Contents


Snow What?

Don’t let bitter winter cold keep you from exercise. These indoor workout ideas will keep you fit and healthy.

Veteran’s Choice

As the Veterans Choice Program continues to roll out, paralyzed veterans have to decide: Is care outside the VA right for me?

Adapting to Sports

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s strong sports program provides vets and others with more than recreation and competition.

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Never Forget

PVA members should be cautiously optimistic about the changes in the VA.

No Difference

All veterans should gain equal treatment regardless of their period of service.

PVA Promotion

A former client of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) jobs program is the organization’s new deputy executive director.

Poster & Essay Contest Winners

Maria Gonzalez Ibar and Lindsey Arruda were the big winners of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) 11th annual Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest.

Help Hiring Vets

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) was one of several veterans’ service organizations helping vets go back to work during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Bocce & Kids

Children and young adults with disabilities learned about the sport of bocce from Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) members during a new event designed to introduce kids to adaptive sports.

Veterans Day 2014

PVA happenings on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

The Ultramouse

Head- and eye-tracking devices can help increase mobility and independence, but what works for one person may not work for another.

Why Get a Flu Shot?

We’re deep into flu season again and if you haven’t already gotten a flu shot, there’s still plenty of time to protect yourself.

Accessible Rentals

Finding an accessible new home or vacation rental just got easier for anyone with limited mobility.

Best Profession

As hiring of workers with disabilities continues to increase, careercast.com released a list of the best jobs for people with disabilities according to its 2013 Jobs Rated report.

Pay the Price

A new amendment to Georgia’s constitution will give more money to patients needing care for brain and spinal injuries.

Pressure Ulcer Guide

A newly updated edition of the Pressure Ulcer Clinical Practice Guildeline (2nd Ed.) from the Paralyzed Veterans of America is now available.

Recent Reads

New books related to people who use wheelchairs are now on the shelf.

Good Vibrations

A new five-year study at Shepherd Center’s Hulse Spinal Cord Injury Lab tests the effects of whole-body vibration on walking, leg strength and spasticity to improve mobility for people with incomplete spinal-cord injury.

Pay Debt or Save?

Should you be focusing on paying off debt or saving for retirement?

Apple Continuity

Apple Continuity connects all your Apple devices for an easier, more convenient system for work and communication.

Stopping Secondary Complications

Research groups across the globe are working to combat the problem of secondary disabilities and the barriers associated with wheelchair use

PVA Racing Rolls

With the fall came the close of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing (PVR) Team’s handcycling season, but two members ended it on a majorly high note.

Trap Shooting Closes Out Season

Before the winter season hit, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) trap shooting events had a frenetic fall, with a handful of events, including two in late October.

Take a Bow

Terry Bowers had a top-notch Oct. 24–26 weekend, taking home two titles at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Land of Lincoln fishing event in Rend Lake, Ill.

Nice Touch

Results from October's sixth annual Mid-South 9-Ball Billiards Tournament.

Be Your Own Boss

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program features several service tracks for veterans, including a track for self-employment.

Happy New Year

Getting through the holiday season can be tough, but knowledge overcomes fear.

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