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  • 01.04.2014 News No Comments

    Garage Sale is On!

    7th Annual_HFH_GarageSale_2WE NEED YOUR STUFF!

    It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale is only a month away. Time to go thru your closets, dressers, toy chest, kitchen, basement, garage & attic. Donations can be dropped off starting Thursday, May 1 thru Friday, May 9 at 11 & 13 MillPond Road, (cross street Shore Road) Port Washington, NY.

    As in years prior, please leave your clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the lefthand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All other items should be left on either side of the front porch. Please mark any fragile items, so we know to store safely. Park in driveway to drop off items.

    Because HomeFreeHome.org is a 503c charitable organization, we provide a receipt for your tax records. If no one is home during the time your donation is dropped off, there will be donation slips taped to the inside of the front storm door. Please take one, and fill out with the list of the items that you have generously donated to our annual sale.

     Items that are always in demand are: blue jeans, men’s clothing, shoes, small furniture pieces, picture frames, bicycles, books, kitchen items, appliances, music CD’s, baby stuff and anything vintage. Please make sure items are new or gently used, clean and in working order. Toys should have all the piece and remotes or controls should be included and/or attached to the donation.

    Items we do not need are: used undergarments, bedding, upholstered or fabric items that may be a breeding ground for bed bugs, stained plastic ware, broken toys, old TV’s, computers, house paint, small appliances that are not safe.

    The 7th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale is Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day), from 9am to 4pm. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We hope to see you at our annual Garage Sale. There are always treasures to be found and all monies raised helps an individual or family with their mobility needs.

     If you have any questions please contact me by phone at 516-417-1814 or email snyder@homefreehome.org. Keep your fingers crossed for a sunny Mother’s Day Weekend!

    Mary

    29.03.2014 News No Comments

    Accessible Home Design from Brazil

    “Accessible homes in Brazil have a talented champion, in the work of architect Juliana Santana. The shower wall-recess is an elegant solution to the problem of getting both a grab-bar and a fold-up seat on the same wall. So many great details here – the tilted mirror over the vanity is another favorite of mine!”- The Accessible Home

    Brazilian architect Juliana Santana designed this wheelchair accessible home for a physically disabled client. The contemporary design of this 90 square meter
    IDESIGNARCH.COM

     

    24.02.2014 News No Comments

    How Steady Are You?

    A Test and Tips for balance:”In the U.S., falls are the leading cause of injury for people over 65, according to a 2005 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every 17 seconds, someone in this age group is treated in an emergency room for a fall.”

    The real balance diet: Ways to avoid taking a tumble
    People don’t usually think about balance until they fall, but doing certain exercises in younger years can keep you steadier as you age… Wall Street Journal Article
    20.02.2014 News No Comments

    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Disabled Person

    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Disabled Person
    I’ve been legally blind my entire life (30 years!) On the up-side, everyone I meet is young and good-looking (you’re a ten!) On the down-side, people sometimes say things that they think are cool, but really may not be.
    29.01.2014 News No Comments

    Home Modifications for Persons with Disabilities and Aging-in-Place Survey

    Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access shared a link.
    Help us improve the quality of home modification practices by taking our Home Modifications for Persons with Disabilities and Aging-in-Place Survey!!

    The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including…
    20.12.2013 News No Comments

    Stony Brook Classes

    HomeFreeHome volunteer Architects Mark Wittenberg and Deborah Pierce collaborated on teaching classes to Occupational Therapy Masters
    students at StonyBrook.  

    Occupational Therapy helps people of all ages who have suffered an illness, injury or some form of debilitation relearn the skills of daily living.  It is often OTs who work in the field, make in-home assessments and recommend home improvements. In an era where consumers want to increasingly be empowered and maximize life’s potential, more and more people are recognizing the value of occupational therapy and as a result the field is expected to grow significantly over the coming years.

    Our presentation gave the OT students the tools to more effectively understand the potential of universal design.  It was a very popular class and we look forward to further cooperation with the University.

     

    Thank you to our fantastic volunteers:

    Architect, Mark Wittenberg and Deb Piece,AIA

    ARCHITECTS – Please contact us if you are also interested in teaching a class at your local university.
    11.11.2013 News No Comments

    7th Annual- Mother’s Day Weekend Garage Sale!

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    RSVP to the Garage Sale on Facebook!

    HFH Mom Tshirt pix

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    09.07.2013 News No Comments

    TEDx: Pro-Social Spending Can Buy You Happiness

    How charitable giving can make you happy.

    At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

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    22.05.2013 News No Comments

    A Typeface Designed for ALL !

    Dyslexie is a revolutionary new font, designed to make life easier for people living with dyslexia, to strengthen visual processing. The font has been created specifically to enhance the reading experience for dyslexic people, using everything we know about how dyslexia affects perception of letters and words.

    A fantastic example of  DESIGN for ALL!!

    http://www.studiostudio.nl/en/information/

    06.05.2013 News No Comments

    Garage Sale This Weekend!

     Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)

    from 9am to 4pm

    11 & 13 Mill Pond Road

    (cross street Shore Road)

     Port Washington, NY.

    HFH Mom Tshirt pixThere are always treasures to be found and all monies raised helps people with their mobility needs.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help set up starting at 7 am Saturday,  to help with sales all day long and for clean-up on Sunday.  Food and drink provided to all volunteers.

    DONATIONS NEEDED -  dropped off starting Wednesday, May 1 thru Friday, May 10As in years prior, please leave your clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the lefthand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All other items should be left on either side of the front porch. Please mark any fragile items, so we know to store safely. Park in driveway to drop off items.

    Because HomeFreeHome.org is a 503c charitable organization, we provide a receipt for your tax records. If no one is home during the time your donation is dropped off, there will be donation slips taped to the inside of the front storm door. Please take one, and fill out with the list of the items that you have generously donated to our annual sale.

    Items that are always in demand are: blue jeans, men’s clothing, shoes, small furniture pieces, picture frames, bicycles, books, kitchen items, appliances, music CD’s, baby stuff and anything vintage. Please make sure items are new or gently used, clean and in working order. Toys should have all the piece and remotes or controls should be included and/or attached to the donation.

    Items we do not need are: used undergarments, bedding, upholstered or fabric items that may be a breeding ground for bed bugs, stained plastic ware, broken toys, old TV’s, computers, house paint, small appliances that are not safe.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity. We hope to see you at our annual Garage Sale. There are always treasures to be found and all monies raised helps an individual or family with their mobility needs.

    If you have any questions please contact Mary at  emailsnyder@homefreehome.org. Keep your fingers crossed for a sunny Mother’s Day Weekend!