The MobilityWorks team is busy with preparations for hosting two Mobility Expos and Vendor Fairs this coming October.
Our three Chicago IL area stores are teaming up with industry suppliers and local advocacy groups to host their 1st Annual Mobility Expo at the MobilityWorks Villa Park location on October 6th from 11AM to 7PM.
The MobilityWorks of Pittsburgh team in Wall, PA (near Monroeville) is hosting their 5th Annual Mobility Expo event on Thursday, October 13th, also being held from 11-7PM.
The Pittsburgh location hosts the largest gathering of mobility vendors and disability-related organizations in Western Pennsylvania. This year’s expo will have a “Doo Wop of the 50s” theme, with invited guests encouraged to wear 50’s era costumes. Pittsburgh area musicians Chuck Blasko and The Vogues will play live doo wop music throughout the day. The event is well-known for its great food, fun, prizes, informative guests and the opportunity to socialize with old friends. Said Lance Alexander, General Manager at MobilityWorks, “The most fulfilling thing for me is hearing clients and friends talk about coming back again next year. They don’t want to miss it.”
More than 350 people are expected to attend in Pittsburgh along with 24 vendors and groups. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about handicap vans, mobility issues, adaptive equipment, handicap driver education programs and home modifications.
The Chicago Mobility Expo will feature a full day’s lineup of speakers covering many different topics of interest:
Spinal Cord Injury of Illinois – Mercedes Raven – Tips for making life easier for caregivers and persons with disabilities
Rehab institute of Chicago- Life Center – Kristine Cichowski – Expanding your social network: strategies for developing an active lifestyle
Life’s Plan Inc, Pooled Trust – Scott Nixon – Special Needs Financial Planning
Jewish Child and Family Services – Brenda Nemeth – Planning for the future for a family member with a disability
Cure MS Foundation – Kim Albin – Providing direct assistance for those with MS
Law Elder Law – Rick Niksic – The elder Journey: who pays for what as you grow older and need assistance?
Laurus Foundation – Jim Dolan – Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center: Driving Instruction – Anne Hegberg – Driving Evaluation
Barking Angels – Jack Giambrone – A look into service dogs
Paralyzed Veteran of America – Winston Woodard – VA Benefits, What you may be entitled to.
Pittsburgh Expo vendors/exhibitors include:
Aardvark Adaptive Modifications
Adaptive Driving Program/Center for Assistive Technology
Brant’s Driving School
BraunAbility – co-sponsoring the appearance of The Vogues
Bruno independent Living Aid
Costa Law Offices
MobilityWorks – Host, organizer and co-sponsoring the appearance of The Vogues
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Dept. of Labor
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL)
Variety the Children’s Charity
VMI Vantage Mobility International – once again sponsoring the catering for the event!
Westmoreland County Disabilities Task Force