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shut-in

(shŭt′ĭn′)
n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
adj. (shŭt-ĭn′)
1. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
2. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
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Janet Price is the interpretive resource specialist at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri.
After examining Johnson's Shut-Ins, the initial concept of the design team focused on taking advantage of the rhyolite, dolomite, granite, sandstone, and chert that work crews had been harvesting and incorporating them into the design.
No natural site shows the scars of this degradation, if not destruction, more than Johnson Shut-ins.
Then Joe gives the equipment to people with broken lives - to low-income handicapped people, shut-ins, and anyone else who thinks the future holds little hope.
According to company officials, the system can restore and protect a severely corroded member without costly shut-ins due to hot work.
He was proud to serve as a Eucharistic Minister and it was his pleasure to bring Holy Communion to shut-ins.
But Vera never lacks the urge or energy to care for shut-ins or whip up tasty meals for mechanic Stan (Phil Davis) and their two grown children, go-getting tailor Sid (Daniel Mays) and schlubby Ethel (Alex Kelly).
Lindsey, Colorado's top middle level volunteer, was recognized for putting together "Blizzard Boxes" during the winter to provide elderly shut-ins with nonperishable food, water, and snacks when bad weather prevented deliveries from the local Meals on Wheels program.
Guida said the increase would also allow for additional outreach needed because folks are living longer and many become shut-ins who need more assistance.
It offers shut-ins hope and a connection to the outside world and a connection with their peers,'' said SuzAnn Nelsen, director of supportive services at the center.
When comfort plummets in the face of high humidity and wilting temperatures, health risk also increases, particularly for those -- like the elderly, shut-ins and even pets -- most sensitive to the medical stresses inflicted during heat and humidity.
She was active in the town's Senior Citizen Club, volunteered at UMass Medical Center, delivered Meals on Wheels to Boylston shut-ins, and gave countless hours to other community and church activities.