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Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
25 March, 2020

Get Organized with Products from MaxiAids

 

Spending more days at home provides extra time to do some home organizing. With products from MaxiAids, they will help you or your loved ones get organized. For those who are blind, have low vision, visual and hearing impairment and other physical disabilities, our products help with medication reminders, clothing identifiers, voice labeling systems, digital voice recorders, writing items, and more.

Reizen Revolving Medicine Center (MAJB6300)

Keeps medicines and vitamins organized and easy to reach! For cabinets, shelves, or counters, this two tier spinning medicine center keeps important prescriptions and vitamin bottles easily accessible.

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Reizen Low-Vision Personal Organization Toolkit - MaxiAids Bundle (477018)

Contains everything you need to keep track of dates, appointments, checking, and writing out checks.  This toolkit will keep you organized at home. Large bold big print helps you see.

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Reizen Aluminum Braille Clothing Identifiers (2028914)

Spend some time organizing a wardrobe with a family member or friend who is blind. Braille labels are perfect for stitching or pinning on to clothes so they can later be identified by the blind wearer if item is a particular color or pattern.

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Reizen Talking Label Wand - Voice Labeling System (701025)

A great way to organize your items! Label food, medicine, files, music, clothing and more with easy to follow voice prompts. Designed for the blind and visually impaired, this voice labeling wand helps you identify household items easily and efficiently.

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Metal Writing Guide Kit (204059)

Organize your personal paperwork, checking and more with durable stencil-like guides. Helps aid the low-vision user in five practical writing formats: letters, personal checks, envelopes, typoscopes, and signatures. Also includes a BoldWriter 20 pen and 20 sheets of bold-lined writing paper.

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Reizen Mixed Bump Dots (203269)

A great way to organize everyday items!  These bump dots provide easy identification of items for those with low vision, from tactile marking of items such as computer keyboards, telephone keypads, multiple switches and more, to adding 'feet' to vases and ceramic pieces for protecting your furniture.

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Reizen Picture Care Phone (303207)

Organize phone numbers by providing photos to each automatic photo call button. Put a photo of the 10 most frequently called people on the phone, program their numbers in, and next time you want to call them just push the photo call button and the picture. It's that easy to connect to those you love. Great organization for making calls without having to remember the number!

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Reizen Auto Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser (159032)

This pill dispenser will organize all medications your loved one takes, organizing doses up to two weeks.  Designed especially for the elderly, Alzheimer's patients, those with low vision and patients with complicated daily medical regimes, it will dispense the right dosage of the right pills at the right time. Pill organizer gives audible and visual signals at dose time, up to 6 alarms.

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Spend your time at home getting organized, with products from MaxiAids to make your life easier!

12 March, 2020

MaxiAids’ Eating Utensils for Easier Holding

Those with physical challenges such as arthritis or limited dexterity need a little extra help when it comes to meals. As one of the leading suppliers of household products that make life more manageable, MaxiAids has eating utensils for those with arthritis, Parkinson's, and weak hands. Feel more comfortable and confident eating again!

Our large selection of Eating Utensils includes handles and grips for easier holding, making your time spent eating enjoyable again. From utensil sets with arthritis handles, bendable utensils, a comfort cutlery set with large handles for easy grip and much more, our selection won’t disappoint. Take the pain and strain out of mealtime by using any of the below utensils.

Ableware Universal Built-Up Handle Set of 4 Arthritis Handles (557463)

The Ableware Universal Built-Up Handle is an ergonomic, soft handle that makes it easier for people with arthritis or limited grasping ability to self-feed.

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Built-Up Handle Utensils - Teaspoon (5533641)

Dishwasher safe stainless steel utensils are wrapped by securely locked white polypropylene handles. The rings slide to provide support against the fingers.

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Clip-On Utensils -Fork (16T030)

A vinyl covered hand strap fits over the back of the hand and holds the fork securely. Strap may be re-bent to fit individual hands. An excellent eating aid for persons having difficulty grasping and holding small utensils.

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Spoon and Fork Holder (152637)

This product was designed in consultation with occupational therapists. It slips on most standard spoons and forks, and is easily removable while dining out. Perfect for arthritics or others with restricted motor skills.

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KEatlery Weighted Utensil -Set of 4 (551795)

Designed to be the most attractive and functional utensils for those afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and other illnesses that cause tremors of the hands.

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Gripeez 4-Piece Utensil Set with Built-Up Grip (555439)

Ergonomic built-up grip that helps those with arthritis, Parkinson's and limited dexterity eat more easily without the pain they otherwise experience using regular sized utensils. Gives the user a larger handle to grasp, reducing the demand on fingers, hands and forearm muscles.

 

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ComfortGrip Deluxe Tableware Set (16T501)

A complete tableware set that is great for those with arthritis, limited dexterity or mobility issues. The utensils have built-up handles which are easier to hold without the need for a firm, tight grasp. The divided plate keeps food separated and allows for easy scooping. This set is designed for complete mealtime independence.

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Put the joy back into mealtime with MaxiAids’ selection of extensive inventory of Eating Utensils. Feel confident holding your utensils again with extra assistance like grips and handles.

03 March, 2020

Spring forward this month during Daylight Savings Time with Clocks for the Blind and Deaf from MaxiAids

Time, Time Management, Stopwatch, Business, Planning

Spring is just about here!  When changing the clocks forward during Daylight Savings, waking up an hour later than what we are used to can be a little challenging.  For the blind and visually impaired, those with low vision, deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing, our talking clocks and clocks with vibrating bed shakers are sure to get them up in time and ready for their day.

MaxiAids offers many alarm clocks, loud alarms, talking alarms, vibrating alarms, braille clocks, clocks with bed shakers, and other varieties of clocks with multiple functions to choose from.  Whether an alarm is needed for home, travel, or a college dorm room, there's a clock out there for those with hearing impairment and sight challenges.

Reizen Talking Atomic Clock 706884

Automatically changes for Daylight Savings Time, this talking clock provides split second accurate atomic time with a full range female voice. It has an extra-long 5-minute alarm sound with beep tone and current time announcement.

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MaxiAids Jumbo Display Digital Alarm Clock 703402

Helpful for those with low vision, they will love the larger, clearer red numbers, adjustable LED brightness and adjustable alarm volume.

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Tel-Time Curve Talking Clock 99*U6695

Announces the time at the press of a button and has an easy to set alarm. A great low vision talking alarm clock!

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Reizen 2-in-1 Combo Access 4 Alarm Reizen Bed Shaker 934040

This 4 Alarm clock is sure to wake up the deepest sleeper by flashing light, extra loud alarm, vibration or any combination.

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MaxiAids Braille Travel Alarm Clock 7039201

Tactile dial with raised braille numbers is a great alarm clock for bedside and travel. This is the perfect travel alarm clock for the blind.

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MaxiAids Apple Shaped Talking Alarm Clock 228822

Just set the alarm and choose from several built-in musical chimes and SNOOZE when needed. The clock shows the time, date, day of the week and temperature all in one screen, with a soothing blue LED backlight for easy viewing when the apple stem or any button is pressed.

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MaxiAids Little Quake 09520

This is a silent vibrating alarm clock, a buzzer alarm clock, and so much more... Vibration alarm uses mild vibrations and the buzzer alarm will sound off with a buzzing sound. Ideal for the blind or deaf user.

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MaxiAids specializes in products for the blind and visually impaired, blind accessories, hearing impaired, deaf, deaf-blind and those with physical challenges.  Look to MaxiAids to help meet everyday challenges with ease.

16 February, 2020

ASL Performing Art Theatres for Deaf Actors and Audiences

MaxiAids encourages those who are deaf and hearing impaired to pursue their hobbies, interests, dreams and life goals by offering hearing products and devices for the deaf that enhance communication, independence, confidence and freedom.

Theatres for Deaf Actors offer the opportunity to communicate their acting skills live on stage, entertaining their deaf and hearing audiences.  Plays in American Sign Language give those who are interested in acting a place to perform in theatres all around the world.

                                      

Deaf Actors

Although deaf characters have been portrayed on television since the 1950s, a deaf actor didn’t appear until the 1960s.  In the 1970s, most of the deaf character roles were played by hearing actors. Deaf actress Linda Bove, who was known for Linda the Librarian on Sesame Street from 1971-2003, taught sign language on the children's hit television show.

When Linda (who did live theatre acting and in 1970 made her Broadway debut) heard Sesame Street was looking for a “new face” in 1971, she auditioned and won the part. They created a character just for her. She became a role model for millions of deaf and hearing children.  "Linda the Librarian" is currently the longest recurring role in television history for a person with a physical challenge.

By the 1980s, roles for deaf actors had begun to increase. Some of Linda's other television appearances included Search for Tomorrow as Melissa Hayley Weldon.  She appeared on an episode of Happy Days in 1980 as Fonzie’s girlfriend. Other television appearances included 3 episodes of Law & Order (2010), Weeds (2012), Farscape (2003, 2004), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2016.  

Sign Language Theatre

In 1991, Linda and her husband founded Deaf West Theatre, a well-known sign-language theater located in Los Angeles, CA. Deaf and hearing actors use ASL and spoken or sung English. Linda and her husband have produced more than 40 plays and 4 musicals, winning more than 80 awards for their work. Deaf West Theatre is now recognized as the premiere sign language theatre in the United States, winning a Tony Honor of Excellence (2003), and receiving the U.S. Department of Health’s Secretary’s Highest Recognition Award (2005) for bridging the gap between deaf and hard of hearing through theatre performance.

MaxiAids supports the physically challenged, blind, low vision and deaf to live their best lives every day! Shop at MaxiAids for products that help you live life to the fullest.

09 February, 2020

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

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Low vision affects millions of Americans every day, making it hard to read, cook, shop, drive, write and enjoy hobbies.  This condition cannot be cured with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery.

MaxiAids can help those who have vision challenges live a fulfilling, happy, and independent life and enjoy everyday activities to the fullest. MaxiAids specializes in low vision products and has become a main shopping source for millions of people with low vision and visual impairment, offering thousands of items specifically designed to be affordable and easily available.

All ages young and old are effected by low vison. Some of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults are age-related macular degeneration, strokes, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Vision loss in younger people can be caused by inherited eye conditions, infectious and autoimmune eye diseases, or trauma.

According to the National Eye Institute, "People with low vision aren’t blind, but because of their vision loss, they may not be able to do everyday tasks like driving or reading. People with low vision — and their families — need to know how they can prevent further vision loss, make the most of their remaining vision, and maintain their independence."

Manage low vision with helpful products from MaxiAids that enhance, clarify, brighten, and magnify.  

Reizen XLSee Large Print Keyboard - Black on Yellow 802302

This Large Print Keyboard eases eyestrain and improves typing accuracy, featuring oversized print-- four times larger than the print on a standard keyboard. Hi contrast coloring with bold black print on bright yellow keys enhances the visibility.  It's great for everyone and especially helpful for those with low vision.

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Jumbo Print Calendar by MaxiAids- 2020 9032003-20 Spiral bound giant print 2020 calendar opens to show the whole month of days, dates and holidays. This low vision calendar also includes pages for users to write notes and track appointments at top of each page.

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Reizen BoldWriter Low Vision 3pk Starter Kit 455243 Bold points produce highly legible line width - ideal for those who are visually impaired or have low vision. BoldWriter Kit is the optimum selection for the low-vision community. Easy to see and read!

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REIZEN Big Button Speaker Phone - Black and White 3055506 & White with Black Numbers 9254552 Large bright red flashing LED light signals incoming calls and has a  high volume receiver. Large numbers for low vision users make dialing out easier. Big buttons measure 1.25 inches and the numbers measure .75 inches.

 

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Coil AT Max Auto Touch 7x LED Illuminated Round Magnifier R8277 This magnifier offers a large, low-distortion field of view and uniform LED light across the lens for an easier reading experience for those with low vision.

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Reizen Illuminated Watch - White Face - Black Numbers  E73410R This low vision watch features an extra-wide face that's 1.75 inches in diameter for easy viewing.

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Lifestyle HD Video Magnifier 24-in LCD 357404 This is the most helpful magnification device for extended reading and writing comfort, viewing photos and pictures, and performing hobbies and crafts. If a low vision condition is limiting daily living activities, a LifeStyle desktop video magnifier can help to retain or regain independence and quality of life.

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Reizen Low Vision Quartz Watch - White Face - Expansion Band - Unisex 701116 Big numbers to make it easy to tell time at a glance -- the ideal wrist watch for anyone with low vision.

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Reizen Jumbo Super Loud Alarm Clock with 2-Inch Red LED 701810

A super loud alarm clock that's sure to be seen and heard. Ideal for those with low vision, this clock shows the hour and minutes on an extra-large 2 inch high bold red LED.

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MaxiAids provides thousands of products for those with physical challenges.  Look to MaxiAids for low vision aids, blind accessories, low vision products, products for the blind and visually impaired, and those living with hearing loss and mobility challenges.

02 February, 2020

Thoughtful products for Valentine's Day

Show how much you care with assistive products for Seniors

and those with Vision and Hearing Impairments

From MaxiAids

                                

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MaxiAids is proud to help those with physical challenges lead productive, easier lives. With blind accessories, low vision aids, products for the blind and visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, and those with physical challenges, we are happy to make available to you and your loved ones these items (and more) to enhance a lifetime of better quality living.

Tel-Time Large Dial Chrome Talking Vibrating Watch with Black Rubber Band 706220 See and hear time clearly with its big dial face and clear announcements,  ideal for those with low vision. They will never be late for an important date!

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Tel-Time Curve Talking Clock  99*U6695 offers a smooth, curved design with 1/2 inch black numbers on an easy to read LCD display. For those with low vision, this clock is easy to see and announces time at the press of a button!

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REIZEN Big Button Speaker Phone - White with Black Numbers by Reizen 9254552   See your incoming calls. Large bright red flashing LED light signals calls coming in so you don't miss an important call. High volume receiver and memory storage makes dialing out easy. This big button phone is ideal for those with memory loss, low vision, and hearing loss.

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Reizen Mighty Loud Ear 120dB Personal Sound Hearing Amplifier 907077 This is a powerful hearing amplification device for the hearing impaired and those suffering with hearing loss. With its built-in microphone and hearing enhancement amplifier with 120dB sensitivity, they will hear their loved ones more clearly. A great gift for someone you know who has hearing challenges.

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MaxiAids Ladies 4-Alarm Talking Watch - Black - Silver 7089911     This watch has useful functions for daily routines and has four talking alarms to remind her of four medicine taking times, or use the talking stopwatch to time and track activities.  This is a great functional watch for those with a little memory loss and low vision.

 

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Reizen Talking Atomic Watch - White Face-Black Numbers-Expansion Band by Reizen 704013 This is a watch that sets itself!  Announces time, date, day of week, alarm status, etc. and adjusts for Daylight Savings-- ideal talking watch for the blind and low vision user.

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MaxiAids Picture Care Phone with 40dB Amplification 303207

Put photos of the 10 most frequently called people on the phone, program their numbers in, and next time your loved one wants to call them they just push the photocall button and the picture. It's that easy to connect to those you love, especially when you put the photos in for them as part of their gift! Ideal for those with hearing loss and memory loss, they will appreciate such a thoughtful present as this one!

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Reizen Extra Large Button Talking Alarm Clock  Reizen 702090

The large button talking clock announces the time and date with a loud, high-quality, English-speaking voice. While this alarm clock is a good choice for anyone, it is ideal for those who are blind or have low vision.  It is portable for home or travel. A great gift!

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Reizen Dominos with raised dots - double six  90997

For low vision, visually impaired and those who are blind, a fun game of tactile raised dot Dominos will make a great gift this Valentine's Day.  Give to someone you love and enjoy a game of Dominos with them!

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Reizen LED Lighted Oval Dome Magnifier - 6.5x  R6920 See even the finest details - no matter what the lighting is.  A great compact gift for someone who has low vision and is visually impaired; it will light up and magnify a restaurant menu, small text, or for a hobbyist who needs to see finer detail. They'll appreciate this thoughtful portable magnifier.

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Reizen Elite Low Vision Playing Cards-Red-Single Deck  48705R  Large bold numbers will make playing cards more fun for those with low vision and visual impairment.

MaxiAids Braille Playing Cards- Brailled One Corner Only  402772 For someone you love who is blind, Braille playing cards will allow them to join in on any card game. With suits and numbers in braille, they will differentiate between kings and queens and spades from hearts!

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Tel-Time Pyramid Talking Alarm Clock     Tel-Time 63905

For those with both visual and hearing impairment, the easy to use volume control offers loud volume settings including, beep or crow alarm. Delivers time reports with a touch of the large, black button at the top of this unique pyramid clock.

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Neon Pink Bold Line Paper (209198) & Bold Writer 3 Pack by Reizen (455243)

Extra bold black lines are easier to see than standard writing paper, and super-sized (approx. 3/4-in.) spaces between lines, making both writing and reading easier- ideal for those with low vision and visual impairment.  Pad of 90 sheets. Pair it up with a set of bold writer pens and let the love notes begin!

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MaxiAids is happy to offer such thoughtful gifts this Valentine's Day for those you love with physical challenges.  Look to MaxiAids for all your product needs for those with low vision, blindness, hearing impairment, physical challenges and more.

07 January, 2020

Cooking and Preparing Meals When You're Blind or Visually Impaired

Cooking can be a real challenge when faced with blindness or vision loss.  With the help of MaxiAids' assistive products for the blind and visually impaired, and a few pointers for successful preparation of meals, cooking and baking can be gratifying and less frustrating when using the right tools!  These assistive cooking items from MaxiAids will help make you feel more confident and independent in the kitchen.

ORGANIZATION

Organization in the kitchen is extremely important to know where every item, spice, accessory, dinnerware and cookware is kept. Decluttering and keeping the space free of obstacles make navigating in the kitchen easier. Labeling your items for identification is an absolute must for differentiating spices, oils and other food prep items. It is important to always put items back in the exact place each time you are done with them.

SAFETY TIPS

Wear short sleeves above the elbow when working at the stove and oven. Use elbow length long oven mitts to handle pots and pans when removing them from the oven, and always set a timer to remind you when to turn off the stove and electrical appliances.

Place pot on burner before turning on the heat and always shut the burner off before removing a pot. Instead of a frying pan, use a deep-sided saucepan for frying; it is much safer and the oil won't spatter. Add ingredients such as rice and pasta to water before boiling to avoid the risk of getting splashed by hot water.

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A double spatula will help turn and flip food for better control.  Always face saucepan handles to the same side so you know where they are at all times. This will prevent you from knocking them over. Use an electronic liquid level indicator for pouring liquids so you do not over pour.

FOOD PREP

Measuring cups and spoons are available with raised markings to help you measure accurately. When it comes to food preparation, there are many assistive items to choose from to help you prepare your meals more easily. Whether it's a non-stick, anti-splatter, or an easy-pour locking lid pot, our pots and pans have some safety features to protect you from burns and injury.

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Small appliances help prepare meals fast and safe. From crockpots to toaster ovens with tactile markings to talking appliances, these kitchen cooking helpers are functional and space-saving.

                                                                                                             SERVING

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Serving food on a dish is convenient and easier when you refer to it as a clock face.  As an example; by placing meat at 12:00, grains at 3:00, vegetables at 6:00 and fruit at 9:00 will help identify food on the plate for you and your guests.

Plate guards help keep the food on the plate, avoiding a mess and fits on most dishes discreetly.

MaxiAids is proud to offer products for the blind and visually impaired, low vision products, low vision aids and blind accessories to make cooking and other tasks or hobbies easier and more productive.

29 December, 2019

2020 Happy New Year from MaxiAids

 

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MaxiAids would like to take the time to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year.  We continue our mission to offer products that help make daily life more accessible and less challenging, especially when faced with physical disabilities.  Our products help you live life with more comfort and ease, give you more freedom inside and out of the home, and help boost confidence and self-independence.

New Year's Resolutions for 2020

As the New Year begins, we start to think about shifting old habits, adding something new to our daily lives, and change our thinking process by being more positive and having a better outlook despite challenges we face. The New Year is a start for adding more time for creativity, hobbies and passions, slowing down and taking in moments of relaxation, exercise and meditation, or perhaps learning something new; playing an instrument, taking an art class, learning a different language.  The idea of a new beginning, a new year-- gives us the opportunity to begin fresh every January 1st

How to put the annual resolutions into practice?

You can start by making a list and truly think about what is most important in your life that you want to add or change.  Is something not working for you? Do you feel negative, lonely or bored?  Are you faced with new health issues recently? Joining clubs and specific meet-up groups are a great way to make new connections, despite whatever life experiences are taking you in a different direction.  There are always other people who have similar circumstances and challenges as you.

A New Year filled with Adventure and travel

Travel companies now specialize in those who have physical disabilities.  Trips for the blind, wheelchair groups-- many travel tour companies research destinations, hotels, and excursions that accommodate those who have specific physical challenges and map out itineraries for their groups to make for an adaptable and memorable trip.

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Volunteering

Taking the time to volunteer boosts endorphins and makes you feel good when you help others.  Adding some valuable time for volunteering can do wonders for your own self-esteem while making other people happy.

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Every day is a new beginning

Thinking about what you would like to expand in your life -- New Years is a time for personal self-reflection.  Make this year a new and better one so each and every day can be enjoyed with a positive attitude and new mindset.

MaxiAids specializes in products to help boost confidence and self-independence.  Look to MaxiAids to promote better living when faced with physical challenges. -- Audrey Leonard

15 December, 2019

This holiday season... make time for playtime!

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MaxiAids provides modified braille and tactile games so blind and sighted people, young and old, can enjoy interactive play-- together.  For those faced with visual impairment, MaxiAids offers hundreds of products to make entertainment inclusive and fun.

 

 

The power of play is essential to the soul...

When it comes to leisure time, playtime is so important to our overall happiness. Psychiatrist Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play in Carmel Valley, Calif. states, “Play is a basic human need essential to our well-being as sleep, so when we’re low on play, our minds and bodies notice.”

Bring back the fun and gather up friends and family for some interactive enjoyment to stimulate social activities inside and out of the home. "Staying Young at Heart: Why Adults Should be Playing More"

      
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From board games to playing cards, Bingo and chess, and beeping balls for blind sports activities, our games have braille or tactile pieces to help with low vision, visual impairment and other physical challenges.  MaxiAids has an extensive selection of unique games, toys and learning aids to bring social interaction and fun into the lives of those you love.  

 

02 December, 2019

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Seniors and the Hard of Hearing

MaxiAids for the physically challenged has an extensive range of items designed to improve the lives of seniors and those who are deaf and hearing impaired.  Make this holiday season gift-giving a thoughtful and helpful one with products to help ease the frustrations of hearing loss.

Reizen Loud Ear Personal Amplifier (907654) helps clarify the frustrations and struggles of not hearing conversations clearly. With 110dB gain, this amplifier has a built-in microphone for clear and loud hearing. Soft-spoken family members? Just turn up the volume and be part of the conversation with everyone!

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Tel-Time Watches - Large Dial Chrome (706220) or Gold Tone (706221) Talking Vibrating Watches with Black Rubber Bands are packed with amazing features without sacrificing style or comfort. Hear the time and date on demand in a clear male or female voice, and the alarm function enables to not only hear the alarm time but also gives a vibrating and chime option to make sure appointments or reminders are not missed.

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Serene HD 40dB Amplified Talking Cordless Big Button Phone (301230) allows freedom and flexibility for seniors, the hard of hearing and those with low vision; with 40+ dB (100 times) amplification, a super loud 90dB ringer plus visual ring flasher, oversized 5/8 backlit buttons, Talking Caller ID and talk-back keys that announce keys pressed to confirm correct dialing, this versatile cordless phone has it all. Makes a great gift this holiday season!

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2-in-1 Combo Access 4 Alarm Clock with Vibrating Reizen Bed Shaker (934040) will alert to the telephone ringing or wake-up by flashing light, extra loud alarm, vibration, or any combination. For those with hearing loss, never miss a call or an appointment. Handle folds up and down for easy portability. Great holiday gift for the deaf and hearing impaired.

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HearMore TV Premium Wireless Headphone Transmitter Set (914998) allows those who are hard of hearing or hearing impaired to privately listen to their shows at the volume they desire, without annoying others with extra loud volume.

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Reizen Vibrating Five Alarm Pill Box (709824) helps organize daily pills and reminds with audible and/or vibrating alarms up to five times a day. Perfect for those with low vision, hearing impairment or those who need memory queues, this audible and vibrating pillbox will ensure your loved ones never miss their medication.

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Reizen Shake-U-Up Vibrating Compact Travel Alarm Clock (700833) features a pulsing vibration alarm that is helpful for the deaf and hard of hearing and is also convenient for those who want to wake up without disturbing their partner.

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911 Guardian Alert Emergency Phone (300911) provides peace of mind knowing that at the touch of a button you or a loved one can be speaking directly to a 911 Emergency Operator.

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First Alert Smoke Alarm with LED Strobe Light for the Hearing Impaired (177010) features smart strobe technology which will pulse in different rates to tell if there is smoke or carbon monoxide. Life-saving strobe lights will give peace of mind to seniors, the deaf and hearing impaired.

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Serene Renew Hearing Aid Dryer and Freshener (831001) keeps hearing aids dry, clean and germ-free. It features a powerful UV light that inhibits bacteria growth which can cause itchy ears. With its built-in battery tester and compact size, your loved ones will never be without their hearing aids!

MaxiAids offers thousands of items to choose from for those who live with physical challenges.  They will appreciate the thought you have given in making their lives more accessible and enjoyable during this holiday season.