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17 November 2002




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.

















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