Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sheltering Arms Group Enjoys Cruise to the Bahamas

cruise1The Sheltering Arms Accessible Travel Group returned to Richmond earlier this week after five days in paradise. This wasn’t your average group of vacationers, however. For many of these individuals, it was the first vacation since significant health events altered their lives in profound ways.cruise2

Seventy-three travelers took part in the cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Glory. The majority of the group heard about the trip through Sheltering Arms’ Club Rec, a day recreation program designed to help individuals adapt to life after an illness or injury through social, recreational and wellness activities. Continue reading

Tips & Tools for Spring Gardening with Arthritis

gardeningMay is National Arthritis Month and according to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million Americans are living with arthritis today! While arthritis varies in type and intensity, people are able to find relief in a variety of ways and make adaptations to enjoy their favorite activities. With the beautiful spring weather upon us, the following tips can help make gardening more comfortable and enjoyable. Continue reading

Stroke Awareness Month: Patient Profile

PannyRhodes2In her distinguished career, including prominent positions such as state delegate and rector of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors, Panny Rhodes has always been active and independent. In fact, she and her husband Jim had returned from a trip to the Mediterranean just days before Panny experienced a life-changing event – a devastating stroke. Continue reading