July is a very special month for Americans. We come together with friends, family, and (often times) complete strangers to celebrate our freedom and our nation’s birthday. Fireworks sparkle and faces light up. And in true American style, we throw the burgers on the grill and prepare the quintessential summer delight–ice cream. In fact, partaking of ice cream is such an important summer tradition that President Ronald Reagan officially declared the month of July to be National Ice Cream Month. And we at The Wright Stuff wholeheartedly agree. That’s why we put together this collection of adapted dishes and utensils that will help you enjoy this delectable treat.
Seniors and people with disabilities often have a difficult time at mealtime. Containers tend to slip and spill and food seems to jump off utensils. And ice cream is one of the worst offenders. All the things that make it so good–it’s creamy, smooth, and often covered in chocolate and other toppings–also make it slip and slide its way off your spoon. That is, if you can get it on the spoon without it splashing out of the bowl.
Enter the Freedom Dessert Bowl. It has high sides that not only keep food from spilling out, but serves to help you get the food onto your utensil. You don’t have to worry about it sliding around on the table because the bowl screws down to the included Freedom Non Skid, No Spill Vacuum Pad. This secures the bowl to the table so that you don’t have to worry about it moving or tipping over.
So you’ve got your bowl secured and filled with a generous portion of your favorite flavor of ice cream. If it’s difficult or painful for you to move your upper extremities due to a physical impairment, getting a bite of ice cream down the hatch is not so easy. Ice cream doesn’t exactly sit nicely on the spoon. More than likely, it will wait until it’s just about to hit your lips and then force you to watch as it slips off the back of the spoon. That’s right, we’re talking the one that got away.
If only there was a spoon with a raised back to keep food from slipping off. I think you know where I’m going with this. Yes, there is! The Right Angled Scoop Spoon allows you to scoop food onto the spoon with just a simple motion of the elbow and the raised back ensures that it stays there.
From extended rims and built-in dividers to special scoop angles and the patented no slip suction base pad, the entire line of Freedom Dinnerware dishes are designed to give you back your independence at mealtime. Once you attach the dishes to the Freedom Pad, simply place it on a flat surface and press down slightly. Your dish is now secured and you don’t have to worry about it sliding around or tipping over. This makes it great not only for people with disabilities and seniors, but for young children as well. Prevent the mess and the hassle of spilled food.
With the right adaptive dishes and utensils, disability and other mobility impairments need not keep you from having your cake and eating it too. So get the grill fired up, the fireworks handy, and scoop yourself a big bowl of ice cream. After all, it’s a free country, and you’ve earned it!