Sales: 1-877-275-4907 Service: 1-877-275-4912Rentals: 1-877-275-4915

MobilityWorks Opens Highland Park NJ Store Location

Now Serving the Edison, New Brunswick and Greater Newark New Jersey Markets

Highland Park near Edison and New Brunswick is north of our Farmingdale store in Monmouth County.

MobilityWorks of Highland Park is located at 211 Woodbridge Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904 with easy access from Route 1 and the I-95 New Jersey Turnpike. This new location will help to serve the greater Newark New Jersey area. Highland Park is in Middlesex County and borders the towns of Edison, New Brunswick, and Piscataway. It is just 23 miles south of Newark Liberty International Airport.

Our Highland Park storefront on Woodbridge Avenue. This building was previously home to a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle dealership.

Our Highland Park store employs specially trained Certified Mobility Consultants who will demonstrate our wheelchair van conversions and advise clients on all of the adaptive equipment options available. They will also help to identify any resources for financing and auto mobility grant programs. MobilityWorks also plays an important role in providing accessible vehicles, scooter lifts and driving aids to disabled veterans eligible for the VA automobile and adaptive equipment program.

To schedule an appointment with one of our consultants, please contact our Client Care Center at 1-877-275-4907 or request information online here.

Special Go Kart Lets Wheelchair Users Race at Cincinnati Indoor Racing Facility

Full Throttle Indoor Kart Racing and MobilityWorks Design a Go Kart for All-Inclusive Enjoyment

Full Throttle's go-karts feature a Honda GX270cc engine to reach track speeds up to 40mph!

Back in August of 2014, Aaron Banfield part owner of Full Throttle Indoor Kart Racing came to MobilityWorks of Cincinnati and asked if we could put hand controls on a go kart. Aaron has a heart for the disabled community because he has people in his family that are in wheelchairs.

Chris Phillips, a Certified Mobility Consultant (CMC) and Mike Wylds, our Cincinnati store service technician, worked on a couple different styles of mechanical hand controls until we found one that would work. This go kart is now equipped with a motorcycle style gas and brake. Full Throttle is also adding leg supports, padding and a transfer board to the cart to make it easier for someone in a wheelchair to get in.

Full Throttle unveiled the Kart at a Cincinnati Cyclones game on December 6, 2014 where they drove it on the ice. The Cyclones are Cincinnati’s Kelly Cup Championship winning Hockey Team that is affiliated of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators. They are also affiliated with AHL Milwaukee Admirals.

Full Throttle Indoor Kart Racing will be making the custom go kart racer, uniquely designed for racing enthusiasts that are in a wheelchair, available to the public shortly.

Learn more about Full Throttle Racing here

Full Throttle Racing and Racing4Vets Connection

The Racing4Vets Challenge is an exciting corporate sponsored event, recently held in the Cincinnati area at Full Throttle Indoor Karting in Springdale, OH. Ten corporate relay teams race for one hour on the indoor course. Proceeds from the challenge go to Racing4Vets to assist service-disabled military veterans and their families dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and physical injuries.

Learn more about Racing4Vets here

MobilityWorks Detroit Showroom Moves to New Location on 14 Mile Rd

Larger Showroom of Wheelchair Accessible Vans, Scooter Lifts and More Now Open in Madison Hts

Our new showroom is located "right around the corner" from our previous building.

Our Detroit service center has moved from its previous location on East Avis to 1604 E 14 Mile Rd in Madison Heights. For clients needing service or to speak directly to your mobility consultant, our local phone number is the same at: 248-616-3004. Customers and the general public are encouraged to stop by and see the new place, including a variety of new wheelchair van conversions onsite. Visit our Detroit store page here. Contact General Manager Mark Buday for additional information or to schedule a personal tour.

Details on an official “Open House” event will be coming in the spring of 2015 when the weather starts to warm up.

For those not living in the Detroit Michigan area, please go to our Contact Us page and request a free Needs Analysis at any one of our 32 store locations throughout the country.

MobilityWorks Opens New Location Northeast of Atlanta Georgia

Our new storefront in Doraville, GA.

Second Georgia Store to Serve Norcross Area Community

MobilityWorks is opening the doors today on its second Atlanta area location. Located in the city of Doraville in DeKalb County, MobilityWorks will now be able to serve the surrounding suburbs of Atlanta to the east and north of the city.

The new showroom and service center will complement the store in Marietta, GA to the west, where clients will continue to receive the personalized attention they have come to expect from our Marietta staff.

Norcross Georgia, approximately five miles away from Doraville, is just one example of the more populated areas near the new location.

We are glad to be able to serve our Atlanta Northeast clients more efficiently with a store that’s closer to home for sales, service and rentals. An official “Grand Opening” event will be held at a date to be determined in the near future.

Visit us at:
MobilityWorks of Atlanta NE
3700 DeKalb Technology Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30340

Toll Free: 1-877-275-4907
Electronic Inquiries: Client Care Center
Store Hours:
Mon: 8 AM- 5 PM
Tue: 8 AM – 5 PM
Wed: 8 AM – 5 PM
Thu: 8 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 8 AM- 5 PM
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment

Click here to learn more about our Atlanta Northeast Dekalb County location.

 

Housing Grants for Veterans Help Our Injured Military to Purchase Adapted Housing

Self Imposed Limitations & the Benefit of Adaptable Housing Grants

“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life”

– Emma Thompson

On September 10th Chris Melendez did something he hadn’t done before. Sure, he had his share of double leg takedowns, arm bars and half-nelsons; he had gone over the top rope, pinned opponents and played to the crowd, but he had never done it on live TV. Making his TNA wrestling debut against DJ Zema, Melendez who had been training to be a professional wrestler for the previous 24 months demonstrated to the world the power of dedication and positivity.  In 2004, Melendez enlisted in the Army, three years later; with only 23 days left on his deployment he was severely wounded as a result of an IED explosion. An amputation of his left leg, tendon replacement in his arm and a completely reconstructed jaw could not prevent his aspirations from being realized. Speaking after his first television performance, Melendez said “Wherever I am, I aim to rise to the top and be the best at what I’m doing. Here in TNA, I plan to go straight to the top. I have the same mentality I had in the battlefield, the same mentality I had during my recovery. I’m going to be the best,” reminding all of us that limitations are self imposed.

22 million military veterans live in this country, accounting for 10 percent of the total population. 5.5 million of those veterans are living with some form of disability. Since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, of the 3.4 million veterans who suffered a service related disability, 588,000 have a disability rating of 70 percent or greater. Over the past 12 years, the number of service members enduring a disability rating of 70 percent or higher has increased drastically, the common explanation of this is that injuries such as amputations and burns that would have previously resulted in death in previous wars are now often treatable. The disabled veteran population is sizeable; nothing can replace what was lost, but for many in this segment, a disability is not preventing the experience of a full and meaningful life, Chris Melendez exemplifies this.

While not every disabled veteran can become a professional wrestler many can bolster the quality of their lives by becoming homeowners. The VA insured home loan assures this. Offering appealing interest rates, 0 dollars down, relaxed credit guidelines and no private mortgage insurance, this entitlement is incredibly advantageous. Disabled veterans are given special mortgage consideration and are allowed to bypass funding fees. Furthermore, veterans with disabilities may use their disability compensation to qualify for the income requirement.

The VA also offers housing adaptation grants. These allow homes to either be built or remodeled to fit the specific needs of the disabled individual. Numerous housing adaptations can be made, including re-purposed storage space, added stair rails, specialty fixtures (floor showers etc) and ramps just to name a very select few. Even the primary home of a family member can qualify for adaptations if the veteran is intending to make it their permanent address. The SAH grant allows for a maximum of $67,555 to be used while the SHA grant funds up to $13,511.

The sacrifice made by veterans during their service in an effort to protect all of us makes it incumbent upon the country to make sure they are afforded every opportunity to lead rewarding lives as civilians.

Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grants

Eligibility Living Situation Ownership Number of Grants You Can Use
  • Loss of or loss of use of both legs, OR
  • Loss of or loss of use of both arms, OR
  • Blindness in both eyes having only light perception, plus loss of or loss of use of one leg, OR
  • The loss of or loss of use of one lower leg together with residuals of organic disease or injury, OR
  • The loss of or loss of use of one leg together with the loss of or loss of use of one arm, OR
  • Certain severe burns, OR
  • The loss, or loss of use of one or more lower extremities due to service on or after September 11, 2001, which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude ambulating without the aid of braces, crutches, canes, or a wheelchair
Permanent Home is owned by an eligible individual Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable

Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant

Eligibility Living Situation Ownership Number of Grants You Can Use
  • Blindness in both eyes with 20/200 visual acuity or less, OR
  • Loss of or loss of use of both hands, OR
  • Certain severe burn injuries, OR
  • Certain severe respiratory injuries
Permanent Home is owned by an eligible individual or family member Maximum of 3 grants, up to the maximum dollar amount allowable

This article was written for MobilityWorks, courtesy of Noah Perkins, CMS, VA Home Loan Centers


About VA Loans

In 1944 Congress created the VA Loan program to help returning war veterans achieve the dream of home ownership. Since then, the Department of Veterans Affairs has helped more than 18 million military members purchase homes.

VA loan programs are available to eligible veterans for the purchase of a home. VA loans are particularly beneficial to those veterans that do not have much cash available. VA guidelines allow higher front-end and debt ratios compared to other loan programs and it’s easier to qualify for. The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees mortgages originated by VA Home Loan Centers.

Note: VA Home Loan Centers is not a governmental agency.