Tagged Shelly Petcher


Adaptability key to moving on

Three years ago my father-in-law, now 96, traded his bicycle for a recumbent trike. Freed from the fear of falling and breaking a hip or shoulder as he had seen friends do, he continued his cycling adventures. But the heavier cycle and different muscles needed to pedal made climbing hills a slow, tiring process. Concerned…


Yes You Can!

Shelly Petcher, 80, can’t walk very far. He has a nifty chair in his apartment at the Rose Schnitzer Manor in Portland; not only is it comfy, his portable desk slides right up to it so he can go online, sort through his vast assortment of photos and keep in touch with friends. The chair…