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MobilityWorks Adds New Location in Gallatin Tennessee

Welcome Tennessee Mobility Clients and Friends!

MobilityWorks Tennessee stores are located in Chattanooga, Gallatin and La Vergne (just south of Nashville).

MobilityWorks Now Serving Three Tennessee Locations

MobilityWorks has announced the acquisition of specific assets of Tennessee Mobility located in Gallatin, TN. With this new location, MobilityWorks will have 25 consumer showrooms in 12 US states. Another location in Oakland, CA is scheduled to open in August.

Established in 1999, Tennessee Mobility, Inc was started as a family business serving the populations of Northern Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. All services at the Gallatin location going forward will be operated under the MobilityWorks name. A wide selection of new and pre-owned handicap vans is being shipped to the Gallatin store within the next two weeks for the public to come and visit. Showroom hours will initially be from 8AM to 5PM weekdays and Saturdays by appointment. We will also accommodate at-home demonstrations in the near future for those who cannot travel to the store.

Tennessee Mobility Clients in Need of Service…

Scott Sorenson, MobilityWorks Regional Manager, will be in charge of the transition with assistance from Neal Johnson, General Manager of the MobilityWorks Nashville store. Clients can call Mr. Sorenson at 615-451-7373 or the Nashville service desk at 615-280-5058 to schedule a service appointment. Email Scott Sorenson here.

Tennessee Organizations Helping Elderly and Disabled Residents

We often have organizations asking if we can share a link on our website so that visitors can benefit from the services they provide. In this post we are focusing on a few organizations helping our friends in Nashville and Chattanooga TN. If you have an organization that you would like to submit for future inclusion, tell us about what you do at marketing@mobilityworks.com. We will be highlighting organizations and non-profit groups helping the disabled community for each of MobilityWorks’ 12 states in future posts.

Tennesee Resources

Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability

The goal of Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability is to advocate for and to strive to achieve a system of services that allows older persons and persons with disabilities the opportunity for an independent and productive lifespan. This is accomplished through three primary areas of emphasis: Advocacy, Service, and Planning.

Signal Centers

Signal Centers is comprised of four programs – Adult Services, Assistive Technology Services, Children’s Services and the Child Care Resource & Referral Network. Signal Centers Children’s Services support over 120 children with disabilities at three Tennessee locations – Chattanooga, Cleveland and Athens. Signal Centers also offers an adult day program for adults over 55 with disabilities. The Assistive Technology Services was created in 1991 and is located at 2300 Bailey Avenue in Chattanooga. AT Services assesses individuals with disabilities of all ages and recommends technology to enhance self-sufficiency.

Team Centers

TEAM Centers, Inc (originally “TEAM Evaluation Center”) is a private, non-profit agency started as a collaborative initiative by local community leaders, the Medical Society, and the Metropolitan Council. TEAM helps with the evaluation and assessment of people with developmental disabilities across all ages. They focus on developmental medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and social work.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid South Chapter

The Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society is a community of individuals who are committed to achieving a world free of MS. The Chapter helps over 9,000 individuals throughout Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas impacted by MS to move their lives forward. We provide comprehensive support services and educational programs to people with MS, their family and friends, and raise funds locally to support the National MS Society’s research initiatives.

Visit Us in Nashville or Chattanooga

Our Nashville store is just off of I-24 Waldron Road exit in La Vergne TN. Located in Davidson County in the north central part of the state, it is Tennessee’s second largest city with a population of more than 600,000 (second only to Memphis). Nashville also serves as the state capital. Visit our Nashville web page.

Our Chattanooga showroom and service location is just off I-75 and the E. Brainerd Rd exit. Chattanooga is in the southeast portion of the state in Hamilton County. The Tennessee River runs right through the heart of downtown, providing a unique urban experience. Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in the state. Visit our Chattanooga web page.

MobilityWorks of Albany Presented with the Ralph Braun Signature Award for Second Straight Year

Our MobilityWorks of Albany Team
Dean Pells (center) and the MobilityWorks of Albany Team with Brian Harper of BraunAbility (left).

MobilityWorks Albany New York Store Among the Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the USA

Each year, the Ralph Braun Signature Award is presented to only a handful of BraunAbiliy dealerships with the highest average customer satisfaction rates in the country — based on independent survey results from the previous year. It is our honor to report that our MobilityWorks of Albany (NY) store was presented with this distinguished award for the SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR – and the HIGHEST scores in the Northeast Region.

Congratulations to General Manager Dean Pells and the rest of our Albany Team, as they continue to provide world class customer service year round!

Go to the Albany store web page to learn more and meet the team.

MobilityWorks Now Serving Central and Northern California with Nor-Cal Mobility

Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno and Chico added to locations
The addition of Nor-Cal’s four locations brings the total number of MobilityWorks California showrooms to seven. Our Van Nuys and Pasadena locations serve the Los Angeles County, Ventura County and Orange County areas to the south.

It was less than a year ago that we were announcing our expansion into southeastern states with the merger of HDS Vans and MobilityWorks. This past week we made another big announcement with the acquisition of Nor-Cal Mobility in the state of California.

Nor-Cal has four locations, including: Burlingame; Chico; Fresno; and Sacramento. Burlingame is only minutes away from the San Francisco International airport, Chico is in northern California, Fresno is in the central area of the state, and Sacramento is northeast of Oakland. All four will complement our existing Santa Clara showroom and rental center in the south bay area near San Jose.

We are very excited about the prospects of serving clients in these new areas and with welcoming the Nor-Cal Mobility Staff to our expanding family. This growth is evidence of MobilityWorks’ commitment to provide the disabled community with quality products and solutions.

“The success of the company is due to hiring good people that can help our clients with making the right decision” said Bill Koeblitz, MobilityWorks President/CEO.

“In our business, you have to take a special interest in really getting to know people on a very personal level,” added Mr. Koeblitz. “We’re always concerned with matching the vehicle or lift to their personal travel needs.” All of the MobilityWorks locations feature new and used wheelchair vans for sale, representing BraunAbility and VMI minivan conversions. Consumer and commercial van customers can also get NMEDA QAP certified repair and maintenance service with a 24/7 emergency helpline. If any current Nor-Cal Mobility clients have a specific concern or situation they would like to discuss with our executive team, please contact us at ask@mobilityworks.com.

MobilityWorks & Nor-Cal Mobility Showrooms

Chico
1300 Nord Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Fresno
120 N. Diamond Street,
Fresno, CA 93701

Pasadena
325 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena CA 91107

Sacramento
3127 Fite Circle, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827

San Francisco
890 Cowan Road, Suite B
Burlingame, CA 94010

San Jose
1245 Laurelwood Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Van Nuys
7720 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91405-1018

NOTE: Nor-Cal Vans, a sister company that converts full-size vans for commercial use, is not part of the acquisition. The conversion van company will continue to be operated by owner/operator Ken Karasinski.

Safety Tips for Winter Driving

tips for winter driving in the snow and being safe

Be Safe! Take it Slow on Ice-Covered Roadways

As we approach the winter driving season, your friends at MobilityWorks would like to remind you of some safety tips:

  1. Make sure that your car is in top working condition. Check your brakes, wipers, defroster, heater, and exhaust system. 
  2. Check your tires. You should have good tread depth on all season or winter tires. Also, check the tire pressure regularly.
  3. Keep your gas tank at least half full. This will allow you to have enough gas for any disruptions. It will also add extra weight that may be helpful for rear wheel drive vehicles.
  4. Keep your lights on to maximize your visibility.
  5. Slow down. Make sure to leave plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you. Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
  6. Don’t use cruise control on a slippery surface. Under slick conditions you should be in complete control of your vehicle.
  7. Pay attention to weather reports. If you are taking a trip, know what road conditions that you may be facing, allowing you to adjust your schedule if necessary.
  8. Be careful on bridges, overpasses, and infrequently travelled roads. These areas will be the first to freeze. Also, when making turns or going around bends, do not overturn your steering wheel.
  9. If you go into a skid, don’t panic. The chances of getting into an accident are greatly reduced if you can control your vehicle in a skid.
  10. As the days are shorter, be careful of drowsiness while you are driving. If you are tired and not alert, pull off to a safe area and rest.

Your friends at MobilityWorks want you to arrive at your destination safely, and we hope these tips help. Please call us at 1-877-275-4930 or visit us at www.mobilityworks.com if you have any questions. Please let us know what you think of these tips!