This came to us from our friends at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with the Kessler Foundation:
In 2010, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital received a grant from the Kessler Foundation to create a series of short videos that will show how wheelchair users can go about their daily routines and live life to the fullest.
The videos have been created.
On June 20, Magee released videos on their website and YouTube page called “A Day In The Life” which star former Magee patient Frankie LaMacchia showing and explaining how he overcomes obstacles and uses available services to get around, get through chores... and have fun.
Each video runs about 15 minutes and covers: Home Mobility: dressing, home management, bathing and personal hygiene, Kitchen Mobility: how to store groceries, kitchen safety from a wheelchair level, meal planning and preparation and actual cooking skills, Community Mobility: running errands, grocery shopping, using a taxi cab, using SEPTA public transportation, going out with friends and social engagement, Fitness/gym Mobility: appropriate exercises that are beneficial to wheelchair users, and proper body mechanics.
The "A Day In The Life" videos were the brainchild of Magee recreational Therapist Anna Martin who was instrumental in their production.
By making the videos available free-of-charge through social media and their website, Magee is hoping the instruction provided in the videos, as well as the self-sufficiency theme, will help wheelchair users everywhere live the full, well-rounded lives they strive for.
The videos were produced by local video production company FlatWorld Media Productions. Locations around Philadelphia that generously allowed filming include The City of Philadelphia, SEPTA, Acme Supermarkets, The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, Diesel clothing, and El Vez.
Kerry R. O'Connor
Director, Public Relations
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
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