Inaugural National Mobility Awareness Month
Did you know that more than 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have difficulties with mobility?
This May marks the first ever “National Mobility Awareness Month.” The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, or NMEDA, is teaming up with local communities in an effort to promote mobility and accessibility education for seniors, veterans, caregivers and those with special needs.
"The statistics are clear," said Dave Hubbard, executive director and CEO for NMEDA. "The disability community deserves recognition for their contributions, and awareness is needed about the variety of mobility options available to them so they may continue to lead active lifestyles.”
In honor of the occasion, we’d like to help spread the word! Special Needs Group has a variety of rental equipment available for those with mobility issues, and we’re strong believers that limited mobility should never hinder an individual’s travel or vacation dreams!
Do you or an individual you know have a particularly inspiring story about overcoming mobility challenges? NMEDA is hosting a giveaway for three people to win a custom wheelchair accessible vehicle. Entries will be accepted until May 13th and winners will be announced sometime at the beginning of next month. Show your support with an entry or a vote at MobilityAwarenessMonth.com!
Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world's major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines. Special Needs Group is the industry's only total special needs travel solution. They are located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” –Francis Bacon
May 11, 2012