Rules of Engagement



No, I’m not talking about the “take no prisoners” rules but instead am referring to rules associated with social engagements. This is the holiday season and there are family gatherings and parties at work or at friends’ homes that are cherished events and a great way to keep those social connections. However, participating can be a challenge and a heartbreak for those who are mobility challenged and their caregivers. If you are having an event and want to invite someone who is a caregiver or gets around in a wheelchair or uses other equipment for stability, please consider the following:
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2 thoughts on “Rules of Engagement”

  1. If my husband were still alive, I’d add one more rule to your list. If he’s sitting next to you and suddenly puts his arm around you and says, “I love you,” don’t panic. He’s not hitting on you. Because he can’t see, he doesn’t know who’s next to him, and because of his strokes, he can’t always control his emotions. I hope this post makes your social life easier.

  2. Abby,
    That’s a good point. I didn’t think to add that those who are seeing or hearing impaired have other reactions that may seem “off” but are normal for them and just need a little tolerance. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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