“Demand for accessible homes in British Columbia

I’ve been thinking about buying some first-floor condos and renovating them to be wheelchair accessible rentals in my city for a while now. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money yet, but I will eventually, and I’ve been wanting to give something to the disabled community here on Vancouver Island. The problem of not enough accessible housing is real and ripe for the plucking for the right developer. Every month, people are released from the stroke recovery floor of the hospital, and many of them have no accessible place to go,which they will need for at least a shorter stay. It’s just good sense to make sure that they have an accessible apartment they can use as a stop gap until they are able to renovate their own homes or until they have been able to fully recover from their stroke. It would be easy to build a relationship with the hospitals stroke recovery unit and benefits both the patients and the rentals and the city.

Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 2 John D” on YouTube stroke survivor

I thought you might like to see the video that sold me on the Zeen. I’m just one month away from my 7 year anniversary from being released from the hospital after 6 months and 2 days residing there. Had open heart surgery to remove a huge benign tumor from my right atria, recovered from that, and then the real work began stroke recovery. Unfortunately, I have some permanent paralysis that can not be dealt with in my left arm and hand and in my left ankle . The man in this video has found his own way to use his Zeen. This is what encouraged me to research the Zeen.

Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 1 Kristen H” on YouTube incomplete spinal chord injury

I’m ordering mine on Monday. After watching this video, it occurs to me that our friend at #wheelsnoheels might be able to benefit from the zeen as well. Invented by the same fellow who invented the steadicam and other camera mounts, Garrett Brown, after his parents had been dealing with the effects of old age and as he saw their friends deteriorating as well. Inventors have a quality that no one else seems to have, the ability to look at the current devices and see what’s missing.

The zeen team has thought of everything, including us one-handed folks. Yes,the Zeen can be controlled by one hand . Just make sure that you choose the one hand control option, and you will be able to enjoy your Zeen, sitting, standing, walking,and even coasting .

I can’t wait !

It even drives through snow?! And it’s not available in Canada yet?

How is this possible? A power wheelchair that can raise you up to the top shelf at the grocery store and climb stairs and descend stairs and goes through snow like a plow and fits into the back of a tesla X. AND YOU CAN’T BUY IT IN CANADA! My rant is done.

But seriously, watch this thing take on the snow!

I found something that will allow me, a wheelchair user, to live anywhere, so we’re moving.

My husband and I have become distraught with our home situation. The things that sold us on our condo, on the ground floor, wood burning fireplace, downtown location, and the ability for hubby to smoke his cigarettes in the enclosed patio space, have been taken from us via the strata council, or,in the case of living downtown,have not been comfortable for me emotionally., so we’re looking for a new place and putting our place up for sale. I’m very excited to see some places on Monday. We’ve picked 4 places in 4 different locations around the city, and I can’t wait to start the process because of the product in the video below, we’re looking at places that are a little bit higher up than the first floor!

If you are a wheelchair user, like myself, and would love to live anywhere but the ground floor, I highly recommend you watch the video closely. I’m particularly looking forward to the 2 floor penthouse on the list that I never thought I’d be able to consider!