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MobilityWorks Adds Three New Texas Locations

MobilityWorks Announces Acquisition of Advanced Mobility Systems of Texas

We are excited to announce the addition of three new MobilityWorks locations in Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin metro areas of Texas. This now makes four showrooms in the state of Texas with our existing Waco service center. The team from Advanced Mobility Systems has been serving customers for 30 years and we are very happy to have them join the MobilityWorks family.

The two companies have always shared a passion for helping people in wheelchairs to be more independent by allowing them to travel in a vehicle of their choosing. “We are extremely pleased with becoming part of the MobilityWorks family, said Guy Tucker, President of Advanced Mobility Systems. “I’ve known their leadership team for many years and we share the same views on providing great customer service. For me, that was one of the most important aspects of this transition.”

For clients of Advanced Mobility Systems, we invite you and your family to stop by their local showroom as we transition the locations to MobilityWorks. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle, recent purchase or planned purchase. You can also contact us at 1-877-275-4907 to schedule a free needs analysis with a Certified Mobility Consultant.

View PRWeb release here.

As the largest dealer of accessible vehicles in the USA, MobilityWorks offers:

  • Over 850 new and used wheelchair accessible vehicles to choose from
  • 64 showroom and service center locations from Maine to California
  • The most experienced staff of mobility consultants and technicians in the industry
  • Current savings promotion on CertifiedWorks™ pre-owned vehicles
  • Financing, trade-in estimates, and extended warranty programs
  • Mechanical hand controls and hi-tech electronic driving equipment
  • Wheelchair and scooter lifts for nearly every type of car, truck or SUV
  • ProtectionWorks™ roadside assistance, including wheelchair accessible transportation
  • MobilityRewards™ membership and special discount offers
  • Accessible van rentals by the day, week, or longer
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    MobilityWorks will now have four Texas locations serving “Lone Star” clients with accessible van sales, adaptive equipment installation and van rentals.

Apple to Launch Wheelchair Fitness Tracker

Handisport sprint

Fitness trackers and apps like the Fitbit have been some of the hottest items in 2016, especially with younger adults on the go. They can do everything from track your sleep, to tell you how many calories you’ve burned. Until recently, however, there weren’t any options available for the over 2 million Americans using manual wheelchairs. That changed last month when Apple announced they will be adding a way for wheelchair users to monitor their activity this fall on their Apple Watch.

This is a feature that has been in the plans for Apple since they released the first watch, but implementing this was not an easy task. Due to a lack of previous research on how wheelchair users burn calories, Apple was forced to do some investigating on their own. They partnered with the Lakeshore Foundation and Challenged Athletes Foundation to study about 300 wheelchair users for over 3,000 hours. Apple encountered several challenges such as the fact that everyone pushes their wheelchair a little differently and calculating for the type of surface the wheelchair is on. These along with several other factors had to be taken into consideration when Apple finally sat down to write the algorithm.

Accessibility has been a priority for Apple when it comes to all of their devices. There is a voice-over feature on iPhones for users with limited vision as well as an option to turn on Assistive Touch for people with physical and motor challenges.  A lot of the research for Siri actually came from natural speech recognition which was originally intended to help people with limited use of their hands. The new updates will include the option to have information displayed using morse code, and iPhones will also be able to save transcripts of TTY conversations for the hearing impaired. When the new wheelchair features become available early this fall, users will be able to track daily fitness goals and can even be reminded when it is “time to roll”.

For more information on assistive technology check out our blog on Useful Free Apps for Wheelchair Users here.

 

Ohio Company Donates Mobility Van

Matt of MobilityWorks with Will’s parents and the EverDry team.

Since 1986, EverDry in Toledo has waterproofed over 80,000 basements throughout Ohio and Michigan. Owner Ken Rusk has been in the industry for almost 30 years, and believes deeply in local charities and continues to drive his company in the direction of giving back and making a difference in people’s lives. They have worked with The Make-A-Wish Foundation to help send local children to Disney, and even funded a humanitarian trip to Haiti where their friend Shane visited several orphanages. EverDry also works with several local charities that provide food and shelter to children in need.

Most recently, EverDry met and started raising funds for Will Jonsson. Will is just like any other 9 year old boy. He loves to ride horses, go swimming, and play baseball, but unlike most boys, Will suffered a brain injury during delivery and now lives with cerebral palsy. One of the biggest challenges for his parents was being able to transfer him in and out of their car. They started a fundraising campaign for a new accessible van and when EverDry caught wind of it they knew they could help!

They generously agreed to match any funds raised by the community, with an end goal of $22,000. Last month EverDry reached out to MobilityWorks of Toledo, and Certified Mobility Consultant Matt Roeder was able to help find the perfect vehicle for the Jonsson’s needs. After meeting with the family, Matt said, “It was definitely one of those moments that really showed me why I do, what I do every day.”

If you would like to donate to the Jonsson’s or any other of EverDry’s charitable causes, click here.

Wheelchair Vans Under $25,000

The vehicle shown above is a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (5B292057) – currently listed for sale at $16,900. It is located at our Savannah GA store on Ogeechee Road.

We are often asked to provide a list of our vehicles under a certain price range. People looking for vans under $25K is fairly common. While newer wheelchair vans can often be twice that much, MobilityWorks does carry a significant number of used vans that retail for under $25,000.

To make it easier for people to find those vehicles, we now have a special offer feature that allows our online visitors to quickly view all of our currently available* vehicles below this retail price. Click her to view our $25K and under inventory selection.

Looking for a newer van at an economical price?  You may want to check out our $39,995 Sale on 2016 Dodge Caravans with BraunAbility side entry or rear entry manual conversions.

Below are a Few FAQs on Our Used Vans for Sale…

Q. What if the vehicle I want isn’t located near me. Can I still buy it?

A. Yes you can! We often ship a vehicle from one location to another in order to make it available at a location near you. There may be a predetermined shipping fee that will be discussed with you beforehand. In some cases, the shipping fee can be waived by the General Manager if the distance between two stores is not too significant.

Q. I have a non-accessible vehicle that I no longer need. Can you take it as a trade-in?

A. Yes! We take trades on ALL vehicles, not just those that are converted for wheelchair accessibility.  We will provide an on-site inspection  and trade-in estimate for free and then offer a fair market value. The trade-in value can also be applied toward a down-payment on any vehicle purchase.

Q. I don’t see a specific van that meets my needs. I’d like to be notified if a certain model or conversion becomes  available in my budget. Can you do that?

A. Yes! Just let us know that you want to be added to a notification list for any new trades under $25k (or other value) that may be added to our inventory in the future. In many cases, you’ll be notified before the van is even posted online.

Q. Can you finance a used handicap van?

A. Yes! Our Financial Team can provide you details on interest rates and terms. Visit our Financing a Wheelchair Van page for more information. There is also an online credit application to see what rates you would qualify for. We also have programs for financing scooter lifts and wheelchair lifts.

*Our inventory changes daily. Vehicles are sold on a first come, first serve basis and require a down payment to be reserved. Vehicle prices are subject to change. Shipping fees may apply.

 

MobilityWorks of Albany Grand Opening

The MobilityWorks Albany team in front of their new store.

It was a perfect spring day on Thursday May 19th for Albany’s Grand Opening Event! Customers came out for the opportunity to learn more about the new products at MobilityWorks, enjoy a free lunch, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Cooper, Albany’s team “mascot”, was ready to greet customers at the door and enjoyed all of the attention. Vendors from all across the country (and even Canada) set up booths to meet with customers and display their latest mobility equipment.

Albany’s General Manger Dean Pells was very excited to be able to show clients the new store. “Unlike many of our other locations, Albany has never hosted an open house of any sort and because of that we had many long time clients, influencers, VA personnel and Medicaid Service Coordinators looking forward to this day since we started planning it late last fall.” Dean also said he was thrilled that over 200 people were able to attend!

NMEDA Training

The day started off with a training session hosted by NMEDA for Physical and Occupational Therapists. Their Conducting Wheelchair Transportation Assessment (CWTA) class is designed to help train health care professionals on the proper way to safely operate all types of mobility equipment. They were able to see first hand how to use commercial lifts, the proper way to transport their patients and how hand controls allow people in wheelchairs to operate almost any vehicle.

The new MobilityWorks Albany NY store is located at 1892 Central Ave, Suite 25 Albany, New York 12205.

 

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