Shirley Wright from Life Unlimited was
the speaker for our November meeting. She came with a box of items
which disabled could find helpful in their daily living; grip cloth,
cutters, pick up sticks, pull-on-sox sticks, utensils, chopping boards
and various other gadgets.
As a committee member and on the board
of trustee for Life Unlimited, Shirley spoke from a wide knowledge of
15 years of involvement with disabled. Not that she had much chance to
speak..... input and discussions from those attending was lively as
each one had a hint or example to share of what they had found helpful.
The grip cloth was the most popular
discovery for some, while others have already found multiple uses for
it; to hold a potato or apple to peel or cut it, put under a plate or
cutting board to prevent slipping, to hold a light bulb when removing
it (not a hot bulb), to get a better grip on screw tops, to line a tray
or drawer to stop dishes, objects from sliding. Grip cloth is available
at "Payless Plastics", "Warehouse" and maybe other hardware shops.
In spite of a drizzly afternoon, 14
people attended the meeting, two for the first time, coming from
Thames, Matamata and Hamilton.
We were saddened by the passing of a
member Ngaire Flay, and of Joyce Norton, wife of Jim Norton who is a
staunch supporter and faithful attendee of our group.