9 Ways to Stay Active from your Wheelchair in Winter Weather

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Don’t let the cold weather stop you from staying fit. See how you can stay active at the gym or at home from your wheelchair.

When the weather gets colder, it’s tougher to get outside. It is easier to catch a cold and put off your workout. However, you shouldn’t let the frost stop you from staying active! Read on for MobilityWorks’ 9 ways to stay active in the winter.

At Home

Stretching: It’s always good to get warmed up and use all of your muscles before more rigorous exercise. Click here for a stretching guide made for wheelchair users.

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9 Tips for Planning Ahead and Making Your Home More Wheelchair Accessible

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Your home should be a place of comfort and accessibility.

Use Federal and Local Resources to Fund Modifications

Are you planning to purchase a new accessible home or modify your existing one? For obvious reasons, ranch style houses are most often the easiest to retrofit for accessibility. If you need to remodel, check out sites like Disability.gov that can provide services and financial assistance for home modifications. Various programs can help with everything from roll-in showers to entry ramps. Additional resources provided by your state or local county government may also be available.

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Purple Delivery Offers On-Demand Gas Fill-Up Service to Your Home

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Purple Delivery will bring gas to your vehicle. Read on for a free $15 off coupon code.

Southern California Service Offers New Way to Get a Fill-Up

MobilityWorks understands how important your time is. That’s why we are always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives more convenient. If you are in the Los Angeles, San Diego or Irvine area, you may benefit from a service called Purple Delivery that is working to minimize your time spent at the gas station.

“We launched Purple Delivery in May 2015 in a few Los Angeles zip codes,” Brandon Chaif, Strategic Account Director for Purple Delivery, said. “The whole idea started after a discussion about the inconvenience and frustrations of going to the gas station. We thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice to skip the station and save 15 minutes of your time?’ We decided to disrupt the gas industry by leveraging the latest smartphone technology.”

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22-Year-Old Melissa Aims to Raise Support and Funds for Wheelchair Van

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Melissa hopes to raise funds for a wheelchair vehicle that would be life changing for her and her family.

Melissa is a smart young woman who recently graduated from the STRIVE program where she learned life skills and how to be independent. The 22-year-old from Crystal Lake, Illinois, loves listening to music and helping others. She enjoys swimming and spending time with her family. But unlike other 22-year-olds, Melissa has overcome huge setbacks. Melissa is hoping to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible vehicle with help from our MobilityWorks store in Villa Park, Illinois.

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Join MobilityWorks at the 2016 Los Angeles Abilities Expo and Enter to Win a Television

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Stop by MobilityWorks Booth 113 for your chance to win a television!

MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2016 Los Angeles Abilities Expo Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall A.

Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!

The Los Angeles Abilities Expo will feature the latest technology, informative workshops, demonstrations and more. Families, caregivers, professionals and seniors will enjoy the wide range of products and services for the disability community. The expo offers three days of resources and opportunities that you may not even know exist.

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