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37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The 37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games is right around the corner. The games are being held in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 17th to July 22nd, 2017. Local Cincinnati venues where most of the events are being held include: Duke Energy Convention Center; Stargel Stadium; Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association; and the Powel Crosley Jr YMCA. There are 19 different sports to watch and attendance is free.

The games will also feature a Kids Day on the 19th for children with disabilities in the Cincinnati area.

Co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), athletes from all over the United States will be participating in the games. Any veteran with a spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, amputations and other neurological injuries that uses a wheelchair for sport, and is eligible for care through the VA, can participate!

While in town enjoying the games, stop at the Recreation & Fitness Expo located at the Duke Energy Center, Booth #129 on Monday, July 17th. We will have an exhibit, and look forward to seeing you.

To learn more about the NVWG and how to volunteer click here.

See Us at The 2017 Chicago Abilities Expo

Photo courtesy of Abilities Expo.
Discover how service dogs are meeting the needs of people with many different disabilities. Photo courtesy of Abilities Expo.

MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2017 Chicago Abilities Expo Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday and Saturday, and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!

The Chicago 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.

Here are several expo highlights you don’t want to miss:

  • Try a variety of adaptive sports
  • Transform your face at the face painters
  • Learn how to work with assistance dogs
  • Assistive Technology Showcase
  • Break out your dancing wheels
  • Find out how horses can help people with disabilities
  • Meet the region’s artists with disabilities and shop their unforgettable artistry.

The MobilityWorks team will be at Booth 715 to answer any of your questions about adaptive equipment, accessible vehicles, lifts, hand controls and more.

While you’re at the expo take advantage of an additional $1,000 off green tagged vehicles during our Green Tag Sales Event.

You can pre-register for the expo but it is not required.  Register Here

For more information about the Chicago Abilities Expo, Click Here

MobilityWorks to Host Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions for Allied Health Care Practitioners

Presented by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)

MobilityWorks is proud to announce they will be hosting a national educational event for health professionals at their new Niles, IL location on September 25, 2017. Presented by NMEDA, the event is being co-sponsored by MobilityWorks, VMI and Sure Grip Hand Controls.

This introductory continuing education course contains a range of topics pertaining to personal automotive mobility solutions. It will assist the allied health care practitioner in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions, while also teaching practitioners about the unique pro­cess involved in evaluating, selecting and purchasing appropriate automotive options.

AKTA, AOTA, and ADED members can obtain 7 contact hours by attending.  Cost is free, but seating limited.

REGISTER for FREE here.

For course outline, instructor credentials and other information visit: http://www.nmeda-camshp.org/

Course Date: September 25, 2017

Course Location:
MobilityWorks
9207 N. Milwaukee
Niles, IL 60714

Visit our new Niles, Illinois location.

2017 Roll On Capitol Hill

This coming June, United Spinal Association will host their 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill event. People in wheelchairs, caregivers and advocates for improved accessibility will meet in Washington D.C. from June 11th to 14th. One of the main focuses of the event will be to convince lawmakers of the need for greater access to properly configured and medically-necessary wheelchairs for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

A major concern with the current Medicaid program is that the wheelchairs they provide to those in need are basic transport wheelchairs. Although they do provide both power and manual options, these wheelchairs are intended for short-term use and are not adjustable or fitted for the individual using them. Making sure that individuals are in a wheelchair that will work best for their medical needs is referred to as Complex Rehab Technology. This high-tech equipment requires evaluation, configuration, fitting, adjusting and programming.

On Tuesday, June 13th, hundreds of participants will get the opportunity to meet with members of Congress. They will discuss proposed policies and possible solutions to some of the largest challenges in terms of accessibility in America.  The 2017 Roll on Capitol Hill will conclude with an advocate recognition breakfast Wednesday morning.

View the video below for a recap of last year’s event, or visit www.unitedspinal.org to learn more about the 2017 Roll on Capitol Hill.

Good luck and safe travels to everyone attending, we know that your voice will help make a difference!

Join MobilityWorks at the NY Abilities Expo: May 5th – 7th

MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2017 New York Abilities Expo Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th. The expo will be held at the New Jersey Convention Center, located at 97 Sunfield Ave Edison, NJ 08837.

Expo hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM on  Saturday, and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

The NY Abilities Expo will feature the latest in adaptive technology, informative workshops, demonstrations and more. Families, caregivers, professionals and seniors can enjoy the wide range of products and services for the wheelchair community.

Here are several expo highlights you don’t want to miss:

– Learn about several different adaptive sports

– Every Body Dance!

– Service dog demonstrations

– Free wheelchair repair

– Tips for travelling in a wheelchair

The MobilityWorks team will be at Booth #1113 to answer any of your questions about adaptive equipment, accessible vehicles, lifts, hand controls and more.

For more information about the NY Abilities Expo, Click Here

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