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10Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Hosting disABILITY LINK Meet and Greet Fundraiser

Join Us at a Community Meet and Greet at MobilityWorks in Marietta, GA on Thursday, July 17th

disABILITY LINK provides peer support and teaches independent living skills in the Atlanta GA area.

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 cjames@disabilitylink.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)

 

9Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Foundation Getting Help from AmazonSmile

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.

Go Shopping Now!

 

2Jul/14Off

MobilityWorks Participates in Doctor Radio Interview on Sirius XM

Farmingdale, NJ General Manager Jack Manning discusses travel challenges for people with disabilities.

Wheelchair travel

MobilityWorks Participates in Doctor Radio Interview on Sirius XM Radio MobilityWorks’ Farmingdale, NJ General Manager Jack Manning was a guest on Sirius XM’s  Doctor Radio (Channel 81) on Monday, June 23rd. The interview was part of the “Rehabilitative Medicine” show, hosted by Dr. Jonathan Whiteson.

Jack answered questions relating to challenges that people with disabilities face when contemplating travel and/or vacation plans.

Jack’s primary advice to listeners is to prepare and do their research in advance. By contacting hotels, restaurants and/or other destinations of interest to determine the availability of accessible doorways, bathrooms, showers etc, you can ease any anxieties you may have.

He also advised listeners that MobilityWorks’ 31 nationwide locations can help with accessible vehicle rentals for day trips or even lengthier vacations.

In preparing for his interview, Jack researched a number of websites dedicated to assisting people with their travel/vacation plans. Among the sites Jack recommends are www.handicappedtravelclub.com and www.access-able.com.

Rehabilitative Medicine airs on Mondays at 6 am ET , and rebroadcasts Mondays at 2 pm, Tuesdays at 4 am and Sundays at 9 pm ET. The rehabilitation doctor makes house calls — on your radio. From cardiac and pulmonary rehab to the special needs of women in physical therapy, joint pains and arthritis, tune in to Dr. Jonathan Whiteson to get the inside scoop on feeling better fast.

To hear Jack’s interview, please visit Critical Mention.

 

27Jun/14Off

Last Chance to Enter! MobilityWorks Annual $500 Spring In Motion Sweepstakes Registration Ending Soon

Monday is the final day for entries for a chance to win one of three $500 grand prizes.

Our In Motion newsletter mailed out to nearly 90,000 clients and friends has had a fantastic response. We want to thank everyone who responded for their help in filing out the survey reply cards.

For those who either didn’t get a newsletter or may have misplaced it, we are nearing the end of the registration period and need your entry now! Fortunately for everyone that hasn’t entered yet, there is an online version of the reply card that can be filled out in less than a minute. We ask a few simple questions and then you’re done!

Enter here now

Don’t miss your chance to be one of our three $500 Grand Prize winners. The winners will be announced in our MobilityPost blog, on Facebook, and in our Mobility Matters electronic newsletter.

21 Point Maintenance Inspections

In addition the Grand Prize Drawing, you can also request an $85.00 21-point maintenance inspection to make sure that all of your vehicle’s adaptive equipment will keep working smoothly. We suggest a 6-month inspection for all of our clients – with both new and used vehicles.

Request inspection appointment here.

Good luck to everyone!

Get the 2014 Spring In Motion newsletter (in PDF).

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26Jun/14Off

Join us at the Abilities Expo in Chicago – Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center June 27-29

Learn About New Products, Adaptive Sports, Get Entertained and More…

Every year, the Abilities Expo provides visitors with the ability to explore new technologies and solutions that can change a life. Meet with us this Friday through Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center where you can find new products, services and technologies for all disabilities. Try out cutting-edge devices and new solutions for every mobility and home modification need. The Expo also features informative sessions focused on travel, finance, dating, physical therapy, finding the correct mobility device and much, more.

MobilityWorks PrizewheelMeet Our Team and Join in the Fun... Spin Our Prize Wheel and See What You've Won!

Stop by the MobilityWorks booth and meet with our Chiagoland Team of Certified Mobility Consultants to learn more about our accessible minivans, scooter lifts, hand controls and more. We've got lots of giveaways and a prize wheel for everyone to take something home.

When:
Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM
Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Admission: FREE!

Click here for more Chicago Abilities Expo information.

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