Thomas Steady Arm - $ 499.95
The Thomas Steady Arm is a writing aid and arm support designed for use by children and adults with disabilities causing arm and hand tremors. The user's right or left arm is placed in the trough-style arm holder, the straps secured, and the tension adjuster set to counter the tremors, thus enabling the user to feed him or herself, write, turn pages, etc. The unit clamps to a tabletop or to a wheelchair."A woman hadn't fed herself in 14 years because of heavy tremors." Ms. Christie recalled. "I wanted to invent something that would emulate an arm, something that would stabilize movement." "Rebecca Christie never had visions of becoming an inventor. But as an occupational therapist who worked with a woman who had Parkinson's Disease and multiple sclerosis, she wanted to improve the quality of life of people who have difficulty using their arms."For all ages. Dishwasher safe.**Adult size only, please call for Pediatric size information.Thomas Steady Arm Features: It moves in all axis and planes. The tension adjuster adjusts for any tremor, large or small. Graduated movements allow movement in complete controlled circular motions. Can be used by either right or left handed people. Height adjuster allows use by any size adult person. Mounts to any table top (except glass). Can be mounted to wheelchairs. Thomas Steady Arm Specifications: Length: 16 inches Height adjusts: 4 - 9 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs
ThumSaver MP - $ 54.95
The ThumSaver MP stabilizes the thumb MP joint in neutral to protect ligaments and reduce painful grinding at the MP and CMC joints. Provides excellent MP control for arthritis and ligament injuries. Choose this rigid splint for CMC and MP arthritis, zigzag deformities of the thumb, gamekeeper's or skier's thumb.Trimmed to allow IP and wrist motion, the ThumSaverô MP reduces CMC joint pain felt when pinching or gripping small objects. The thin plastic shell provides firm control with little bulk so the ThumSaver MP can be worn inside gloves and mitts. Includes felt padding for cushioning. Manufactured to provide thin, strong control. Made from high temperature plastic. Will not break or deform with heat, stain resistant and thin enough to wear under gloves.ThumSaver MP Features: Reduce the pain you feel when pinching or gripping small objects. Realigns the MP joint (the middle joint) and stabilizes the base of your thumb to relieve the grinding pain of arthritis. Wearing the ThumSaver MP, you can garden, write or grasp a doorknob without pain or the fear of dropping things. Felt pads are included to provide cushioning where you need it. ThumSaver MP Specifications: Instructions: Measure the length from the IP joint (knuckle at the end of the thumb) to the wrist crease. Measure around the IP joint (around the knuckle at the end of the thumb). SizeLengthCircumferenceSmall3" to 3 1/2"2 1/2" to 2 3/4"Medium3 1/2" to 4"2 3/4" to 3 1/8"Large4" to 4 1/2"3 1/8" to 3 1/2"X-Large4 1/2" to 5"3 1/4 to 3 1/2"Choose right or left hand
Thermoskin Arthritis Gloves - $ 29.95
Wanchik's Writer - $ 29.95
type aid $19.95
Ergowriter - $ 17.95
MediBeads Hand Wrap - $ 15.99MediBeads Hand Wrap
Easy Grip-In Mug $13.95
Neo Bird Freeform Writing Pen - $ 4.95
Ergo Sof PenAgain - $ 6.95
Steady Write Pen - $ 9.95
Ergo Sof PenAgain Refills
Ergo Sof PenAgain Refills
- $ 1.95
Package of 2 black in refills for Ergo Sof PenAgain.
This specially designed device slides comfortably
on, wrapping around your hand between the thumb
and the index finger. Insert your standard pen or
pencil into the holder. The tool supports your writing
utensil for a more relaxed hand when writing.
Rubberized Fisher Space Pen

Rubberized Fisher Space Pen

Just when you thought you had seen every possible feature in a Fisher Pen...they come up with an extremely comfortable, top performing, and yet so affordable pen!Thick circumference for those who prefer to fill their hand when writing. Rubberized barrel provides decisive point control with a solid grip. Single-hand plunger retract mechanism. Unique clip design provides strong hold without the clip getting in your way when writing. Technologically advanced nitrogen powered Space refill allows the user to write at any angle, through water, dirt, oil and in extreme cold temperatures, down to -50F below zero.This Pen Writes:In Freezing Cold In Boiling Heat Over Grease Underwater At Any Angle Even Upside Down

Zero Gravity Space Pen Zero Gravity Space Pen
Motion Activated Soap Dispenser
Dermalogica Multi-Vitamin Hand and Nail Treatment 2.5 oz.
Instant Hand Sanitizer
Ergonomic Garden
Tools for People with
Fishing Pole Holder
for Wheelchairs
Makes the fishing reel
available for one-handed
operation. $34.95  
Key Turner Kit
The Gripper
Offers a built-up grip for
increased control of pens,
pencils and other utensils.
“I wanted the brush to
work like a natural
extension of the
be as comfortable, useful
and beautiful as

Mark Wholey
Sculptor and Inventor
Suffer from arthritis? The NEW Jitterbug J cell phone is designed to be comfortable to hold & easy to use with large buttons! BUY NOW.
10-Hour Plus Handwarmers
2-Pack icon
yankezz Zipper
Grabber Kit
A flexible, easy to use
product making
anything with a zipper
easier to grab.
Arthritis Therapy
provide light compression
to help relieve swelling, as
well as a layer to keep the
skin warm - which can help
reduce pain. The material
is thin enough to be worn
during daily activities and
leaves your fingertips free.
"The Ultimate Guide to Hygiene for Kids"
is a resource for educators and parents who want to help teach their children
about the importance of good hygiene.
The page includes sections about hand washing, foot washing, hair care, and dental hygiene,
and it includes links to over a dozen more resources on the Internet.

Hygiene Basics for Kids: Feet, Hands, Hair, & Nails
Noodle & Boo

The Balm
Hands. Someone sent me the following story in an email.
I thought this would be a good place to share these thoughts.


Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench..
She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.

When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I
sat I wondered if she was OK.

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same
I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled.
'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' she said in a clear voice strong.

'I didn't mean to disturb you, Grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your
hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,' I explained to her.

'Have you ever looked at your hands,' she asked.
''I mean really looked at your hands?'

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up
and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to
figure out the point she was making.

Grandma smiled and related this story:

'Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you
well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak have
been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life.

'They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.

They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me
to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my
husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

'They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and
clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they
showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.

They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and

'They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in
fists of anger when I didn't understand.

They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of
my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to
this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me
up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.

'These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life.

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he
leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use
these hands to touch the face of God.

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and
took my Grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or
when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of Grandma. I know she
has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.
Moisture to Go by
Magnetic Wristband with
Adjustable Velcro Strap
Ball of Whacks Magnetic Blocks

Ball of Whacks Magnetic Blocks

This patented and award-winning creativity tool designed by Roger von Oech, consists of 30 magnetic blocks that can be taken apart and rearranged as a perfect 30-sided rhombic triacontahedron or multiple imaginative structures. Each piece is a "golden ratio" rhombic pyramid. Held in place by 180 rare earth magnets. Illustrated guidebook included. Ages 14 and up. Keep away from pets and pacemakers.

The Right Paint Brush
Available in 2 1/2” angle cut.
Flexible Thumb Splint
Gilden Tree  Hand, Nail & Cuticle Salve

Rich, organic cuticle cream and hand salve. Promotes healthy nails, cuticles and skin. Small
size is travel-friendly. Paraben free. Gluten free. Safe for diabetics and celiacs.

An intense nail cream and cuticle salve, made with superior ingredients, such as Certified
Organic Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter. It penetrates dry nail beds and dry, cracked
skin on hands, leaving skin soft and healthy. Kiran Forest. 2 oz.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,* Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter),** Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Seed Oil,* Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil,* Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil,* Ascorbic Acid,
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Fragrance, DL-Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Symphytum
Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract,* Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract* *Certified Organic
Vermont's Original
Bag Balm
Protective Ointment 10 oz   
8 Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate in a
petroleum, lanolin base
Corn Huskers Heavy Duty Oil-Free
Dry Hands Treatment Lotion - 7 Oz

Originally developed for the dry hands of
the Iowa Corn Huskers.

Fast-penetrating lotion that moisturizes and
softens dry skin. Soothes the discomfort of
irritated, chapped or cracked skin.


Water, Glycerin, SD Alcohol 40, Sodium
Calcium Alginate, Oleyl Sarcosine,
Methylparaben, Guar Gum,
Triethanolamine, Calcium Sulfate,
Fragrance, Calcium Chloride, Fumaric
Acid, and Boric Acid.
Personal Care Attendant
The Art of Finding,
Keeping, or Being One
by Katie Rodriguez Banister
U.S. Geological Survey
Local Earthquake Map

National Weather Service
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Multi Mitt
Enjoy the warmth of mittens and the dexterity of gloves with our new Multi-Mitts!
Mitten tops fold back to free your fingers, and are held in place by concealed
magnets. Zippered pockets at the wrists have enough room to securely store ID,
cash, keys, or credit cards. Ultra-soft, 4-waystretch poly microfl eece keeps hands
snuggly warm, while textured palms help you hold things securely. Machine wash.
Imported. Red, Brown, Black. One size fits most.
Fiskars® Easy Action (tm)
Bent Scissors 8"
Fiskars® Easy Action (tm) Bent
Scissors 8" are ideal for cutting a
wide variety of materials including
denim, silk, and multiple layers of
fabric. Are easy to use for people with
arthritis or limited hand strength.
Women's Eco-Smart
Work Gloves
These gloves are built
for the toughest outdoor
chores, yet are
thoughtfully designed for
all-day comfort. The
heavy-duty four-way
stretch fabric back,
made from recycled
soda bottles, breathes
so your hands don't
overheat. Velcro® cuffs
keep dirt and debris
from working their way
inside, and tough
synthetic suede pads on
the palms and reinforced
fingertips make these
gloves durable for
long-lasting wear.
Stretchy, breathable
fabric uppers are made
from recycled soda
Nitrile Gloves
Fit Like a Second Skin,
Wear Like Leather

• A tough pair of gloves for
hardworking hands!
• Palms and fingers are
coated with flexible,
puncture-resistant nitrile

Don't be fooled by their
lightweight appearance —
these work gloves are
tough as nails. Whether
you're spreading compost,
planting seeds or
weeding, they'll keep your
hands both clean and dry.
The palms and fingers are
coated with nitrile, an
extremely tough yet thin
and flexible material that
can withstand punctures
and even small thorns.
Throw them in the wash
when your work is done.
Buy several and always
have an extra pair on
hand; they make welcome
gifts for gardeners, too.
Miracle Fiber Rose Gloves

• Tough, breathable synthetic
suede gloves protect hands
from thorns
• Extra long to cover forearms,
with padded palms to reduce
• Flexible; won't stiffen, crack
or shrink
• Women's sizes XS-XL

Finally, a rose glove that
protects your hands from
thorns yet is comfortable,
breathable and stays flexible
even after washing. Made of
supple, yet tough, synthetic
suede that breathes, these
gloves won't stiffen, crack or
shrink. The 15-1/2" length
guards forearms
Gold Leaf Tough Touch™
Deerskin leather
• Women's size is approx. 12-1/2" L
• Men's size is approx. 13-1/4" L
• Women with large hands may want
to order Men’s size
Now, gardeners in the US can enjoy
the unmatched durability and
legendary comfort of Gold Leaf
Gloves. Boasting exceptionally high-
quality materials and workmanship,
Gold Leaf Gloves stand up to tough
tasks yet remain soft and pliable.
One of the few select products ever
endorsed by Britain’s Royal
Horticultural Society, Gold Leaf
gloves are used by the gardeners at
Buckingham Palace! Tough Touch
Gloves are made with premium
deerskin leather that has been
specially treated for water
resistance, with a thin lining that
offers additional protection. They're
perfect for your toughest gardening
tasks, including pruning and
transplanting, even in wet or muddy
conditions. The gloves start out
snug; as you wear them they stretch
and conform to the contours of your
hand like a custom-tailored glove.
Therall Premium Arthritis Care Gloves         On sale  $24.95
Arthritis Product#:ABN553
Light compression gloves.
Help reduce hand pain and swelling due to arthritis.
Promote relaxation of the muscles around stiff joints.
Sizes: Small,    Medium,  Large,    Extra Large