Bacharach’s third annual Ability Fair will be held Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stockton University’s Student Campus Center.

More than 60 vendors will be in attendance to showcase the latest technologies and services for adults and children with physical challenges.

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Health professionals, teachers, family members and care givers are encouraged to attend the Ability Fair.  Attendees can explore the wide range of programs and resources available to those with physical challenges. There will be free accessible hearing and health screens.   Three guest speakers will talk about their personal experiences being physically challenged and there will be a number of product demonstrations.

 

“We have a lot of vendors returning for the third year in a row,” said Jamie McAviney, Bacharach’s marketing and foundation liaison. “We are also working with several local organizations to get more people with needs to this amazing event.”

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“I’m really excited about seeing someone in the Re-Walk.  It’s an exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to someone with a spinal cord injury to stand upright and walk. It’s really incredible to see someone in a chair get up and walk across the room,” said Jamie. “We are also welcoming back Mike Braxton who is an active Atlantic City police officer and lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident. He competes nationally in para-athlete events and is such an inspiring person.”

 

Returning vendors include: Bacharach’s Spinal Cord Injury Group, a vibrant support group that meets every month for outings;   Quality Electric Services that returns with the Generac whole home generator; Danny, a therapy horse from HEARTS Riding Center will also be back for cuddles and carrots.

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“This event targets a group of people that have more complicated daily needs than the average person,” said Jamie. “This event is for anyone that has a challenge, whether they are kids or adults, have MS, autism, or are wheelchair bound. The products and services showcased at the fair will help them improve their everyday lives.”

 

The Ability Fair’s twelve sponsors include:  Atlantic Medical Imaging, Brunswick Mobility, South Jersey Gas, Purdy Auto Group, Car Toyz, Bionik Inc., Hill Rom, Home Smart Industries, AquaVerita, Bayada Pediatrics, Holy Redeemer and Seacrest Village.

 

Stockton University is located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway.   There will be plenty of accessible parking. Free transportation to and from the event is available through Uber with a code.  Contact Jamie for the free Uber code and with any event question at jmcaviney@bacharach.org or 609-748-5250.


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