Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program (AADL)

Invacare Patriot Wheelchair

I’ve just added a short article on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for those interested. The program is only available to residents of Alberta who have a long term (six months or more) medical need for equipment and medical supplies.

In many ways it is similar to the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) but it caps the user contribution to $500.00 per year, in some categories of equipment, the user may get a used piece of equipment instead of new and amny bathrooom aids are included.

If you have an interest in this program you can read more at: https://mobilitybasics.ca/aadl

Paul Smith, Typewriter Artist

Paul Smith (1922 – 2007) was a sufferer of cerebral palsy who figured out that he could create amazing works of art using only ten of the symbol keys found on a standard typewriter.

Smith lived in the Rose Haven Nursing Center in Oregon from 1967 until 2007
where his work remains posted in the hallways of his old home with the people he considered his family for the latter half of his life.

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Smith and his artistic talents. I just came across this video today and was blown away by the work Paul created throughout his life.