Ketchikan Accessibility-Friendly Activities and Attractions

Ketchikan Accessibility-Friendly Activities and Attractions Ketchikan, Alaska, provides many opportunities for fun – even from the seat of a wheelchair or mobility scooter! One of the most popular activities is the excitement of the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.  Marvel at the various feats of strength and agility such as log rolling, log cutting, climbing and lots more, all while taking in historical data about the lumberjack lifestyle of old.  There is a full concession stand and the venue is completely…

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Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, Accessible Features

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, Accessible Features With most visitors to Glacier Bay National Park arriving via cruise ship, the most likely the best thing to do is with their shore excursion department to see what they provide in terms of activities while in the park.  However, it bears noting the accessible features of the park for those that might want to explore on their own. The park accommodates not only the mobility challenged, but also other special needs.  There…

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Skagway – Accessible Activities

Skagway – Accessible Activities Some cruise ships sailing out of Seattle this year are stopping in Skagway, Alaska.  If you are lucky enough to be able to take such a cruise, you might be wondering what activities and attractions located in Skagway would be accessible to someone who uses a wheelchair or mobility scooter.  There are several things that one can do while using such equipment. The Historic District is a must see!  All the downtown streets and sidewalks are…

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Juneau – Accessible Activities

Juneau – Accessible Activities For most cruise line passengers traveling to Alaska, one of the cruise ports visited is that of Juneau, which boasts many different activities and attractions that can be enjoyed easily by those that might be using a wheelchair or scooter, as well as their traveling companions.  These activities appeal to all levels of interests from visiting museums to flightseeing, boat tours to history buffs. Depending upon your cruise line, you should be able to take your…

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Accessible Seattle (for Mobility-Challenged Travelers)

Accessible Seattle (for Mobility-Challenged Travelers) For those traveling to Seattle, Washington, while using a wheelchair or scooter there are many things to do and see! Probably the most iconic site to visit in Seattle is the Space Needle.  This tower has appeared in so many TV shows, movies, and other media that it’s almost a must-do while there.  The tower has ramps that provide access to the elevators that will whisk you up to the main observation deck.  There is…

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Daily Health Items Blog

Daily Health Items Blog Special Needs Group offers a range of products to monitor your daily health, especially with coronavirus concerns.  Among them we have stethoscopes to monitor heart rate and breathing and thermometers (both traditional and touchless).  For people with respiratory issues a nebulizer can assist in easier breathing, causing less stress.  Pulse oximeters are also available.  These small devices estimate the oxygen saturation in the blood, which is crucial to monitor in people who are experiencing COVID-19 issues…

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Is Your Child at Risk for Carpal Tunnel?

Is Your Child at Risk for Carpal Tunnel? Online gaming has long been a favorite activity of kids and teens, but with the onset of the pandemic and home schooling, this trend has only become more popular.  Add in the constant texting and other phone activities that many young people engage in and today’s kids are in serious risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. You can help prevent this debilitating condition by providing Vitabrace bands to your children.  They can…

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington Special Needs Group is pleased to once again provide service for hotel pick-up and delivery at the start and/or close of your vacation for mobility equipment, For more information, please call 1-800-513-4515. Situated about 20 minutes from SeaTac Airport and about 13 minutes from the Port of Seattle, you’ll find downtown Seattle.  The city is home to numerous attractions and there truly is something for everyone.  You can find interesting history, great cuisine, amazing museums, national sport teams, eclectic…

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Inflammation – Vitabrace

Inflammation – Vitabrace With an increased emphasis of the online aspects of everyday business, many people are suffering with tendonitis, or inflammation of the wrists.  The condition can also occur from playing computer games, excessive texting, or any repetitive task or sport that uses the wrists.  While tendonitis can be extremely painful, it doesn’t always become permanent.  There are also things that can be done to help prevent it from affecting you. One of these is by wearing a Vitabrace…

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Combat Hand Pain – Vitabrace

Combat Hand Pain – Vitabrace During this pandemic, many of us have taken on more projects at home, extra work to make ends meet, and other activities that may not have previously been our norm.  Considering this, our hands have been worked at a more strenuous pace and occurrences of hand pain are on the increase.  Even under usual circumstances we can put our hands and wrists through some tough workouts. You can combat this increased hand and wrist pain…

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Hand and Wrist Care for Bartenders

Hand and Wrist Care for Bartenders Bartending is a very physically taxing job.  You are constantly running, pouring, shaking drinks, washing glasses, scooping ice, among other activities.  These movements can lead to hand and wrist pain, even carpal tunnel syndrome.  What can you do?  These actions are vital to your career, right?  How can you continue to perform these tasks and still protect your hands and wrists? Introducing Vitabrace bands!  The bands are infused with Miracle Fruit Seed Oil, which…

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Treating Sign Language Strain – Vitabrace

Treating Sign Language Strain – Vitabrace At Special Needs Group, Inc., we are always looking for products and services that can make life easier for those that have special needs and the people that support them.   One of the services we provide for hearing-impaired people who like to cruise is sign language interpreters. Along the way, we were introduced to a wonderful fruit called the Miracle Fruit.  This fruit is organically grown in Africa and contains a glycoprotein called miraculin. …

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Comfort at Home – Lift Chairs

Comfort at Home – Lift Chairs You may have relaxed in a recliner at some point in your life, right?  Remember how good it felt to be able to recline with your feet up.  It was like all the pressure was relieved from your body.  A lift chair is a recliner that also assists the individual using it in getting to a standing position.  There are many reasons beyond comfort that a lift chair can be helpful to someone in…

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Benefits of Owning a Zero-Gravity Massage Chair

Benefits of Owning a Zero-Gravity Massage Chair Have you ever experienced lying in a zero-gravity chair?  It’s heaven!  All the pressure points on your body are relieved and you really do feel as if you are floating.  Now what if you added massage capabilities?  Oh my!  Just imagine the feeling of weightlessness while the chair works over your tired muscles. There are many benefits of owning a zero-gravity massage chair, not the least of which is that you can have…

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Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Using MiraBurst

Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Using MiraBurst In today’s COVID-19 world many of us have struggled with being confined to our homes in much larger quantities of time than pre-COVID.  For some of us, that has resulted in an increase in bad habits, including eating food items that may not be the healthiest of choices for us.  Increased sugar consumption is potentially one of those choices. Now as the things are starting to ease, we are turning to making healthier…

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Avoiding Sugar with Multiple Sclerosis – MiraBurst

Avoiding Sugar with Multiple Sclerosis – MiraBurst One of the side-effects of coping with multiple sclerosis is dealing with fatigue.  Consuming sugar is a major contributor to fatigue, therefore reducing or avoiding sugar can relieve some of the symptoms, thereby assisting in the struggle.  Using MiraBurst tablets can greatly help in decreasing sugar intake! MiraBurst tablets are made from 100% Miracle Fruit.  This fruit is organically grown in Africa and contains a glycoprotein called miraculin.  After eating this fruit or…

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New Flavor Palate – MiraBurst for Foodies

New Flavor Palate - MiraBurst for Foodies If you consider yourself a “foodie”, let me introduce you to a game-changer!  How would you like to experience a whole new flavor palate?  By incorporating the use of MiraBurst tablets into your recipes, you can do just that. MiraBurst tablets are made from 100% Miracle Fruit.  This fruit is organically grown in Africa and contains a glycoprotein called miraculin.  After eating this fruit or taking miracle berry tablets, the miraculin interacts with…

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Avoid Eating Sugary Foods During Stressful Times with the Aid of MiraBurst

Avoid Eating Sugary Foods During Stressful Times with the Aid of MiraBurst Dealing with the challenges of everyday life can be extremely stressful!  Pile on the effects of COVID-19 and it becomes overwhelming. Many of us in times of stress turn to eating for relief.  For lots of us that includes sugary foods.  What if I told you that you can enjoy that sweet stress relief without sugar?  Enter MiraBurst tablets! MiraBurst tablets are made from 100% Miracle Fruit.  This…

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The Best Fruit You Have Ever Tasted – MiraBurst

The Best Fruit You Have Ever Tasted – MiraBurst If you’re like me, you look forward to the wonderful bounty of fresh fruit available in the summertime!  There’s nothing better than sweet strawberries, cherries, watermelon, or any number of the season’s bounties, right?  However, sometimes you get home from shopping and realize the blueberries or strawberries you selected are not as sweet as you’d like.  Now you can have that “peak” flavor all the time, even when your favorite fruit…

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Battling Hypothyroidism Weight Gain with MiraBurst

Battling Hypothyroidism Weight Gain with MiraBurst Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by low levels of thyroid hormones.  It can be challenging to deal with the issues involved, which can include weight gain.  The more severe the hypothyroidism, typically the more weight is gained.  One way to combat the additional weight is to cut back on, or eliminate sugar.  You can do so easily by using MiraBurst tablets! MiraBurst tablets are made from 100% Miracle Fruit.  This fruit is organically grown…

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Sugar-Free Alcoholic Drinks – MiraBurst

Sugar-Free Alcoholic Drinks – MiraBurst I like a mojito just as much as the next person, but I don’t like all the added sugar used to make them.  To me they are a special treat!  At least that was until I discovered MiraBurst tablets. MiraBurst tablets are made from 100% Miracle Fruit.  This fruit is organically grown in Africa and contains a glycoprotein called miraculin.  After eating this fruit or taking miracle berry tablets, the miraculin interacts with your taste…

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Staying Cool for Summer with Soothie° Cushion from SNG

Staying Cool for Summer with Soothie° Cushion from SNG Do you look forward to heat of summer?  Some people can’t wait for the heat to soak through their winter-chilled bones!  Still others struggle with what can sometimes be called oppressive heat.  With rising temperatures comes the humidity that can make some days insufferable. Now you don’t have to suffer through those crazy, sweltering days of summer!  Soothie° Cushion to the rescue!  This cushion features a memory foam core and a…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Avoiding Sugar – MiraBurst

Parkinson’s Disease and Avoiding Sugar – MiraBurst If you, or a loved one, suffers from Parkinson’s Disease you may have heard to avoid sugar to help alleviate symptoms and decrease chances of exacerbation of the disease. To quote Dr. Beckie Port, in an article published online on August 5, 2020: Research has linked sugar and Parkinson’s in a number of ways: An increase in sugar cravings may be a side effect of the types of microorganisms (like bacteria) that live…

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Healthy Shakes & Smoothies – MiraBurst

Healthy Shakes & Smoothies – MiraBurst Especially in these crazy times, we are all looking for ways to maintain or improve our health.  Some of us enjoy our morning smoothies, or pre-workout health shakes.  Well, at least we enjoy the benefits.  Some of these smoothies and shakes have ingredients that, although good for us, may not taste the best, right?  Now you can actually enjoy these drinks without adding additional ingredients to them, including sugar.  MiraBurst tablets are available to…

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Summer Fun – Joy on the Beach Wheelchair

Summer Fun – JoB Summer is quickly approaching!  Time for family gatherings, picnics, outdoor sports, trips to the beach.  Family and friend activities should be available for every member of the group, however we know that some members of the family may feel unable to enjoy these events due to mobility issues.  Do you have a family member, or friend, that is a daily wheelchair user, or struggles with mobility?  How would you feel if you could help provide them…

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Summer Fun – FlexSafe® Portable Travel Safe from AquaVault

Summer Fun – FlexSafe® Portable Travel Safe from AquaVault Summer is coming and along with it comes all the outdoor fun – beach days, playing golf, lounging by the pool, bike rides, family trips and more! Picture yourself relaxing on the beach and you want to take a stroll.  You pause to think, how safe will my wallet and phone be?  Well now you don’t have to worry about it.  FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe by AquaVault gives you the peace…

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Summer Fun – AquaVault 100% Waterproof Floating Cellphone Case

Summer Fun – AquaVault 100% Waterproof Floating Cellphone Case What do you look forward to when it comes to summer?  Family vacations?  Have you started planning that perfect beach getaway?  How about a visit to the Big Apple?  Maybe a romantic retreat? Picture yourself standing with your loved one, watching the most beautiful sunset on a pier extending out into the ocean.  You raise your phone to take that award-winning shot and you get bumped from behind, only to watch…

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Flavored Water – MiraBurst

Flavored Water – MiraBurst We all know by now that drinking lots of water is vital to maintaining good health.  The water industry is a multi-billion-dollar venture.  There are all types of water available on the market today with a large concentration on flavored waters.  These flavored waters can be very expensive at a price range on average of $1 to $2 or more per bottle.  Not only that, but some of these also include added sugars. Now you can…

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Staying Warm on a Plane – Soothie° Cushion

Staying Warm on a Plane – Soothie° Cushion If you’re like me, one of the things you want to make sure you have with you when you fly is a blanket to keep me warm, somewhat.  I saw “somewhat” because those airplane blankets are thin and small, so they don’t always work well.  This is where the SoothieCushion can help! This cushion features a memory foam core and a pocket on either side for the two included gel-based inserts.  You…

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Which is the Best Mobility Scooter for You?

Once you’ve determined you would like to invest, or rent, a mobility scooter how do you decide which type to go with?  It’s truly a personal choice, but there are many factors to consider: Storage Usage Transportability Comfort Appearance Safety Cost Options Available Three-wheel or four-wheel? Three-wheeled scooters offer a tighter turning radius. They offer more legroom because of the absence of the two front wheels. They are wonderful on flat terrain. Four-wheeled scooters provide more stability on a variety…

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