Friendly Wheels Archive

Creating an Accessible Raised Garden

Friendly Wheels, Issue 38
April 2011

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It's that time of year again when the tulips break through the soil and buds appear on tree branches. It's time to start planning your summer garden! A raised garden bed designed with easy access from your Amigo is a simple way to enjoy summer gardening.

Raised beds add a new and exciting dimension to your gardening experience and also reduce the aches and pains produced by kneeling or bending over a garden plot.


Seating Options Maximize Health and Comfort

Friendly Wheels, Issue 37
March 2011

One of the benefits of Amigo products is the high level of customization that is available -- especially with seating. One of the most important aspects of the Amigo is to be sure you have the right seating, especially if you are sitting four or more hours per day.

The goal of proper seating is to maintain correct posture and prevent pressure sores, keeping our Amigo owners healthy and comfortable.

Enjoying the Ride

Friendly Wheels, Issue 36
Febuary 2011

Featuring Amigo Owner Richard Blake

Richard BlakeAn avid Harley enthusiast, former bike racer, and owner of a two-wheeler and a Trike, annual events on Amigo owner Richard Blake's calendar include the Sturgis rally, Americade in Lake George, Bike Week and Biketoberfest in Daytona, and an antique motorcycle show.

As a veteran, his Korean combat experience left him with frostbitten feet resulting in total numbness of his feet and legs. Richard says, "I am able to participate fully in these activities now. The Amigo Front Drive allows me to remain mobile up to six or seven hours a day at bike events across the country."



Positively Add Years to Your Life

Friendly Wheels, Issue 35
January 2011

By: Dr. Daniel Kehresalt

Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? Those who see the glass as half full may be adding years to their life.

Do Positive People Live Longer?
was a question posed recently in the Huffington Post. Reporter David Hamilton Ph.D. says "a host of exciting research has shown that attitude affects our health - so much so, in fact, that a positive attitude can add years to our lives."

Making Holiday Shopping Easier

Friendly Wheels, Issue 34
December 2010

By: Shelley Peterman Schwarz (30 year Amigo owner)


Shelley P. SchwarzHaving multiple sclerosis (MS) for 30 years has given me many opportunities to learn shortcuts that make my life easier. Here are a few of the tips and techniques I use to save time and energy so I am able to enjoy the holidays. (But don't add to your stress by thinking you have to try all of them!)

GIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES: Try gift certificates from specialty stores or sporting good suppliers, for instance. Can't buy them online? Go to a shopping mall where they're good for any store. Most big-box stores also offer gift cards to put toward the cost of a higher-priced item.


News Flash

The Difference Amigo Can Make

The Difference Amigo Can Make

Friendly Wheels, Issue 119

April 2018

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Becky Jackett and learn a little bit about her story and how her Amigo helped her get home a week early from the hospital.

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Friendly Wheels, Issue 118

March 2018

Getting back into gardening was important to Yvonne McKinsey. Learn how she and her husband found a way to better use her Amigo in the garden!

Vacationing with Amigos and DIY Battery Replacement

Vacationing with Amigos and DIY Battery Replacement

Friendly Wheels, Issue 117

February 2018

Take a trip with a TravelMate! Sister-in-laws, Gale and Linda, did just that. They each rented an Amigo TravelMate for their trip to Sea World Orlando.

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