"Never Miss Another Moment" Campaign to Help Members Identify Mobility Adaptive Equipment Solutions”
MobilityWorks, the country’s largest provider of wheelchair-accessible vans, is extending an invitation to the more than 37 million AARP members so they never miss a moment because of mobility issues. Through this special program, trained professionals from MobilityWorks will assess an individual’s mobility needs then provide three attractive offers that make access to adaptive vans and equipment easier than ever.
AARP members receive $1,000 off the quoted retail price for any new or pre-owned Honda, Toyota or Dodge/Chrysler wheelchair-accessible van. On brand new, untitled van models, additional discounts also may apply, including manufacturer rebates.
In addition, AARP members are eligible for 50 percent off a wheelchair-accessible van rental. With summer travel upon us and the holidays not far behind, this is an opportunity to rent one of MobilityWorks’ newer model, side-entry minivans with all the latest accessories. Members can rent a wheelchair-accessible van at any of MobilityWorks’ 31 locations nationwide. Vans can accommodate most wheelchairs and mobility scooters and are available for rental by the day, week or month.
If unsure about whether or not a wheelchair-accessible van is the right choice, AARP members can take advantage of MobilityWorks’ free trial program. After an initial needs assessment with one of MobilityWorks’ trained Certified Mobility Consultants, MobilityWorks allows the AARP member to try the van for two days, at no cost, so they can see for themselves the true value of the purchase.
“This program supports AARP’s mission to improve the lives of people as they age,” says Chris Paczak, vice president of Strategic Marketing for MobilityWorks. “If as people age they come to rely on a scooter or wheelchair for mobility, that shouldn’t limit their ability to do the things they want to do. MobilityWorks and AARP are teaming up to make sure AARP members have independence and personal freedom regardless of mobility issues.”
The MobilityWorks program for AARP members runs from July 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014. More information is available at AARP Special Offer or by contacting MobilityWorks at 1-855-364-0113.
One-of-a-Kind Vehicle to Benefit MS Society and the NOW Research Campaign
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is partnering with the Ford Motor Company for a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a special vehicle in celebration of 50 years of Mustang. All funds raised through the Ford/MS Mustang raffle will benefit the National MS Society and the NOW research campaign.
Tickets are $20 each and a maximum of 100,000 tickets will be sold. Online ticket registrations will end August 8, 2014 with the drawing being held on Saturday, August 16th at Mustang Alley on Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, Michigan. Winner need not be present to win. Get your Ford Mustang GT MS Tickets here.
Celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang, Ford Motor Company donated the vehicle for this special fund-raising effort.
About NOW Research
The MS Society’s NOW campaign is a bold initiative dedicated to moving research forward by raising $250 million. Funds raised in the campaign will be designated toward research in discovering new breakthroughs, treatments, rehabilitation, prevention, and, ultimately, an end to Multiple Sclerosis forever. NOW is designed to propel novel ideas into the lab, translate breakthroughs into clinical trials, and to move success in clinical trials into new treatments for people living with MS.
To learn more about NOW, go to National MS Society NOW Research.
Attendees learn the importance of NMEDA's Quality Assurance Program.
MobilityWorks' Northern California Client Relations Manager, Tony Bandermann, recently held a one unit CAMS-HP Continuing Education Unit for Occupational Therapists, Kinesiology Therapists, and Case Managers.
The training was held at a rehabilitation center in Chico California. The attendees learned about mobility solutions, why patients should be directed to a NMEDA certified dealer, and how to find the closest certified NMEDA dealer.
NMEDA, or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, has a Quality Assurance Program reserved for dealers that adhere to its strict quality and safety standards. MobilityWorks is a certified member of NMEDA.
Join Us at a Community Meet and Greet at MobilityWorks in Marietta, GA on Thursday, July 17th
On Thursday, July 17th, disABILITY LINK will be holding a “Meet and Greet” fundraiser at MobilityWorks of Atlanta from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. The address is 1255 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066.
The event will help to build and strengthen relationships between Disability Rights & Independent Living (IL) advocates, corporate allies, public sector representatives and families in the disability community. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Charles James at firstname.lastname@example.org. disABILITY LINK is a 501C Center for Independent Living (CIL), located in Decatur, GA serving 12 counties throughout the Greater Atlanta area in support of people with all types of disabilities.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit disABILITY LINK.
disABILITY LINK Services & Programs Include:
1. Americans With Disabilities Act Training's & Compliance Information
2. Assistive Technology Workshops and Training's
3. Community Outreach & Advocacy
4. Educational & Empowering Workshops with Community Partners
5. Emergency Preparedness Resources & Education
6. Employment & Vocational Services
7. Home Modification Assistance
8. Housing Assistance Program
9. Independent Care Waiver Service Coordination
10. Independent Living Skills Training
11. Information & Referrals
12. Medical Care Access Assistance
13. Nursing Home Facility Transition Programs
14. Peer to Peer Support
15. Public Transit Use Training
16. Transportation Voucher Programs
17. Volunteerism Opportunities
18. Youth Empowerment (ages 14 to 29)
Prices for shoppers stay the same, while donations go to helping charitable organizations
When Amazon customers shop on a new version of the company's website – smile.amazon.com – the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to non-profit organizations such as The MobilityWorks Foundation. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every product sold by the company is eligible, except for digital merchandise such has music CDs and movie DVDs. Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart and shipping options. Best of all, the prices are the same on AmazonSmile as they are on the original Amazon.com website. The benefit to Amazon is that consumers will shop a lot more frequently on the AmazonSmile website if they know that a favorite charity is also going to be helped. It's a win-win for both parties.
To shop at AmazonSmile and help The MobilityWorks Foundation, follow this link and make it one of your shopping favorites! Every time you make a purchase, 0.5% will go toward helping people with disabilities and veterans who need accessible transportation.
Any group that is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS can also sign up to receive donations from AmazonSmile.