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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.

MobilityWorks of Richmond Hosting Commercial Open House Event

MobilityWorks of Richmond, VA will be hosting a  Commercial Open House Event on Wednesday; July 12, 2017. The event will take place from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. We will have commercial demo vehicles on display, as well as training sessions, food, prizes and specials! You will have the opportunity to meet our experienced commercial sales team and discuss the best options for your fleet transportation needs.  

Here are the highlights of our Commercial Open House Event you won’t want to miss:

  • $1,000 Off Plus One Year of Free Road-Side Assistance with the Purchase of Any New Commercial Van(*)
  • Enter to Win an Ipad!
  • Wheelchair Lift/Securement Training & Information Sessions
  • Complimentary Fleet Evaluation
  • Food, Refreshments & More!

(*) Offer valid on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Please contact a MobilityWorks Commercial Sales Representative for complete details.

MobilityWorks of Richmond is located at 232 E. Belt Blvd. Richmond, VA 23324. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or to RSVP at 844-629-5486.

 

Scooter Lifts Installed with Monthly Payment Financing

Looking for ways to quickly and safely transport your mobility scooter or wheelchair?

In addition to accessible vehicles, MobilityWorks also provides a variety of scooter transport solutions to choose from… include the ones shown below with monthly payment options.

Today’s lifts have been re-engineered to be lighter in weight and have the ability to accommodate heavier scooters and wheelchairs on more vehicles. Installed by NMEDA certified technicians, trained to install these products by the manufacturer, you don’t need to worry about the lift working properly with your vehicle. Inquire online here.

The Bruno Outsider scooter lift is one our more popular solutions. This lift is fully powered so it makes lifting and storing your scooter or powerchair outside your vehicle virtually effortless, with one button operation.
The Bruno Curb-Sider makes lifting and storing your scooter or power chair inside your vehicle virtually effortless. The offset arm design allows lifting and lowering from behind, at the rear corner of, or on the side of the vehicle.
The Bruno Joey stores your unoccupied scooter or power chair inside your minivan or full size van at the touch of a button. Simply roll the mobility device on the platform from either side, hit a button, and let the Joey lift do all of the work!

Check out our monthly payment options on installed scooter lifts and wheelchair lifts here.

Disclaimers: † This payment does not represent the actual payment and is just an estimate. For example a $1,950 loan with an interest rate of 15.72% and an APR of 19.32% would result in an estimated monthly payment of $50.90 per month for a 60 month term. In this example an origination fee of $156 would apply which would be included in the principal loan amount and withheld from the loan proceeds. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is the cost of credit as a yearly rate. *This payment does not represent the actual payment and is just an estimate. For example a $2,400 loan with an interest rate of 15.72% and an APR of 19.32% would result in an estimated monthly payment of $62.65 per month for a 60 month term. In this example an origination fee of $192 would apply which would be included in the principal loan amount and withheld from the loan proceeds. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is the cost of credit as a yearly rate. ** This payment does not represent the actual payment and is just an estimate. For example a $3,000 loan with an interest rate of 15.72% and an APR of 19.32% would result in an estimated monthly payment of $78.32 per month for a 60 month term. In this example an origination fee of $240 would apply which would be included in the principal loan amount and withheld from the loan proceeds. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is the cost of credit as a yearly rate. The APR offered to you will depend on such factors as your credit score, application information, loan amount, term amount, and credit history. No loans are offered in Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Vermont.

 

 

Wheelchair Bowling News

Great strides have been made in adaptive sports over the last few decades, with many of them being written about here in our blog. One sport that we haven’t covered recently was bowling.

The organization that has supported many of the advances in the sport of adaptive bowling is The American Wheelchair Bowling Association. The organization is comprised of over 500 members and growing. They’ve helped many people enjoy a sport that they love with the use of specialized adaptive equipment, including ball ramps, ball grip handles and ball pushers. Their most recent national event was the 56th Annual AWBA Tournament held at City View Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit the AWBA events page for more information.

Wheelchair Bowling Equipment

Many bowlers use the ball ramp which is intended for those with limited range of motion. The ramp is lightweight, and allows the user to easily control the ball’s release from their lap. Simply place it at the top of the ramp and release it down the lane. There are even some ramps that are operated by pressing a button to activate the ball release. The grip handle bowling ball allows for griping of a spring-loaded handle instead of using finger holes. Lastly, the ball pusher allows the bowler to grip a handle at one end and use a fork prong at other to simply push and angle the ball down the lane.

Make sure to check out your local bowling alley, since many alleys are beginning to have special tournaments and events for wheelchair bowlers! In fact, each year there is a National Veterans Wheelchair Games that features a bowling event. This year’s NVWG is being held in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 17-22.

Click here to see a clip from last year’s National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games’ Event for Bowling.

Transporting Luggage Just Became Easier for Independent Travelers

Summer is here, and whether you are traveling for business or on vacation, there are many challenges that are faced as a wheelchair user. One of those challenges may be navigating through the airport with luggage and other carry-on bags. Getting your baggage to and from the drop-off to the terminals can be a task. To make the commute a little easier, check out The Phoenix Instinct, lightweight luggage for independent travelers.

The Phoenix Instinct luggage (currently being shipped from the UK) was designed by a wheelchair user who was tired of transporting heavy equipment for his job and understood the needs of someone in a chair. The luggage is designed with Omni-directional wheels and a custom designed hitch that allows the user to click the bag on to the back of the chair. The combination of wheels and hitch keep it aligned whether going up or down curbs, bumps, in reverse, etc. The best part is that it has less resistance and easier pushing.

USA Wheelchair Van Rentals

When you arrive at your destination and need to figure out transportation during your stay, it’s important to plan ahead when reserving a wheelchair van rental. MobilityWorks makes it as effortless as possible with your satisfaction in mind. Our team is ready to help you find the right fit for your needs.

Click here to learn important FAQs about Van Rentals and to reserve your rental van (now in 24 US states).

 

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