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Archive for February, 2009

It has been a dry period for me, where I can write about something prolific.  My mind might think of something, but rarely could I call it stuff that is special!!  Writing about the human twilight and beyond can become a little boring unless you do a lot of research or are incredibly creative.

Today I am not creative.  When the mail arrived I complacently looked through the envelopes and there it was, a little teeny golden egg, that maybe if I played my cards right I could write and enlarge upon the idea.  What was even more surprising is that it fits right into anyone’s journey toward their twilight.  Just think, most of you aren’t even ready to think about this time of your life, but when you are, you probably could come back here to reread the post, unless of course, wordpress or myself have moved on!!

M, who is older than I, (thankfully) received a catalog entitled “Independent Living Aids–Vision Products for you Active Independent Life”.  I smiled and remembered the other magazines we receive at home that address the older years and the aids one can order.  Some of those catalogs are, “Dr. Leonard’s” and  “Amerimark”.  A search of the internet found  some others that  I could store them away to use in my older years.  I should be fair and say that many of these magazines offer many items that are actually very good for seniors and even younger ages, so it doesn’t hurt to thumb through the pages.  Once you do,  you can quickly evaluate just how good the magazine is!!  One thing, though, you should not judge the magazine as bad just because it provides all sorts of nifty, marital aids!!  Although, when my Mother asked what the items were used for I always told her to ask my sister.  She did.

There are all sorts of products available.  Here is a partial list of product categories that three of the catalogs offer:

From Independent Living Aids:

The following are only some of their products that are a special for the month.  If you have a hard time seeing or hearing then  this site will give you a plethora of items to choose from so that you can see and hear better.  There are all sorts of lights, magnifying glasses, etc. to help you do things.  I must remember to keep this address.  I need a good light!!!

2.5” Large Red Numbers Desk or Wall Clock
Sits on a desk or push the panel forward and it can be mounted on a wall. All operating buttons are large and visible.
Item Number: 835923 In Stock
Price: $16.95

4 Alarm Talking Watch and Date (Round)
4 Alarm Talking Watch and Date (Round).
Item Number: 756474 In Stock
Price: $19.95

Beeping Foam Ball
Beeping Foam Ball
These safe-to-use foam balls are easy to find by following their high-pitched beeping.
Item Number: 108421 In Stock
Price: $39.95

E Z Fill Liquid Alarm
A bright red, small (2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″) gadget that buzzes to indicate that a liquid has reached about 1″ from the top of the container.
Item Number: 765450 In Stock
Price: $12.95

Giant Button Affordable Speaker Phone with Flashing Ringer
In addition to 10 two-touch speed dialing, 3 programmable one-touch speed dials, hold button, last number re-dial, it is a two-way speaker phone with volume control. Measures 8 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ and has 1″ x 1 1/4″ buttons with large bold numbers.
Item Number: 186254 In Stock
Price: $19.95

LCD Magnifier & Filter

LCD Magnifier & Filter
High quality fresnel lenses that increase the character size over two times.
Item Number: 454502DS
Price: $94.95

Large Print Bingo Cards (10 pack)
The numbers on these large (6.75 x 7 inch) heavy-duty bingo cards are .62 inches high.
Item Number: 118743 In Stock
Price: $11.95

NoteTeller 2 - Talking Money Identifier
The Note Teller is a compact (6 inch by 3 inch by 1 inch), lightweight (8 ounce) portable talking money identifier that will verbally announce the denomination of ALL bills from a one dollar bill to a one hundred dollar bill, including all “new” 5’s, 10’s, 20’s, 50’s and 100’s.
Item Number: 541600 In Stock
Price: $295.00

From ElderDepot:

FREE Shipping on all orders over $50.00 within the Continental U.S.
Caregivers’ Corner
Home Incontinence Bed Bath Dining Clothing Vision & Hearing Mobility Gift Shop

ElderDepot is a very traditional internet store to buy ids for elderly.  They carry all the safety bars for the bathroom, tub bars, toilet risers, etc.  If you need those things then this is the site for you!

From Amerimark:

Shop By Department

Amerimark carries different kinds of catalogs.  The department above are really separated into the different catalogs you can receive at home.  They have a lot of apparel, jewelry and things for women.  Some of the clothes are stylish, while others you wonder who would wear the clothes.  But, if you are on a budget, older and can’t get around it is a place you can consider.

From Dr. Leonard’s:

Home Health Products Support & Mobility Apparel Shoes & Footwear Home Furnishings Exercise & 4Nutrition Housewares Hobbies & Leisure Personal Care

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Dr. Leonards carries a little something for everyone.  I have even ordered moccassins from them when their sale or shipping was less than Carol Wright’s.  There were some products my Mother used, including some of the least expensive and good support hose you can find in the market place.  They also have a selection of clothing that changes by the month, but I would not call it haute couture, maybe basic to sub-basic.

Here are some highlights from Dr. Leonards and ElderDepot.

Dr. Leonards:

Dr. Leonard’s has some things for all ages!   The image below are ICE TREADS that you can put on any pair of shoes you have and then you can easily walkon top of the winter ice!!

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Now after you scoop the snow you might like to try:

Dr. Frank’s Joint & Muscle Pain Relief

It helps stop pain from Arthritus, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel, Sprains, Tennis elbow, Joint Stiffness, Muscle Strains and Sport Injuries all for $15.99

ElderDepot.com

Flexible Utensil Set w/ EZ-Grip Handles

Complete dining set includes stainless steel rocker knife, spoon and fork that can be angled up 90 degrees, and large, non-slip handles for easy gripping.

$29.99


Now this is something you might want now if your pills are a little too big!

Ultra Fine Cut n’ Crush

You’ll love the convenience of this compact pill cutter and crusher.

Very resonable at (?) $9.75

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From Amerimark:

Reventin™ Intensive Serum for Wrinkles

Powerful Formula for Deep Wrinkles

Deeper wrinkles, creases and folds need special attention that the average skin cream doesn’t provide. Reventin™ Intensive Serum for Deep Wrinkles is an advanced anti-aging formula that absorbs deeply into skin for serious results. Enriched with collagen, cucumber extract and glucosamine — Reventin™ does more than just firm and tone, it helps erase wrinkles for a softer, more youthful appearance. 2 fl. $12.95b

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Modern Kama Sutra 3-DVD/CD Set

Make Your Sex Life Sizzle!
Discover the teachings of the ancient Kama Sutra with this erotic and informative 3-DVD set. Pleasuring Her First focuses on passionate kissing, manual lovemaking and oral sex techniques.Sexual Positions for Great Sex demonstrates an amazing array of positions designed to bring out the passion.Sensual Secrets to Amazing Sexshows how to open your senses and heighten intimacy in your lovemaking. Approx. running time 110-120 minutes (each). Set includes 3 DVDs plus 3 FREE CDs of sensual music. Contains nudity.  And it is only:$29.99

Just possibly this post has drawn a smile across you face and also has given you some insight for what is available in those little magazines that arrive in your post that you have thrown away.  It doesn’t hurt to stash a copy somewhere for future  reference!!  Or maybe you are thinking it wouldn’t hurt  to order  some ice treads to use for the rest of the winter.

Happy shopping!!!

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