Bacharach, in partnership with Stockton University, will hold our first-ever Ability Fair on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Stockton University Event Center in Galloway, N.J.
The event will showcase more than 55 vendors who will be offering products and services designed to help seniors and the disabled lead more mobile and fulfilling lives. Faces4Autism, Jewish Family Services, the National MS Society, Parkinson’s Life Center of Southern New Jersey and other agencies will also be on hand to discuss services for people who are physically challenged.
Vendors will answer questions and provide live demonstrations of some of their top products, including power wheelchairs, ramps, home remodeling, accessible cars and assistive devices. Vendors include: AmRamps, Bayada Home Health Care, Nu Motion, Quantum Rehab, Lincoln Medical and Coloplast.
There will be door prizes and giveaways. Stage demonstrations will take place throughout the day featuring innovative new products such as the Bioness device – adaptive wireless technology to help patients with foot drop, thigh weakness and hand paralysis resulting from neurological impairments regain mobility and independence. ReWalk™, a revolutionary new wearable exoskeleton that allows individuals with spinal cord injury to stand and walk, will also be demonstrated. Bacharach is the only facility in the region to offer this amazing new system. There will also be a dog show highlighting the benefits of trained therapy dogs as they show off their obedience skills and tricks.
Faculty from the School of Education, School of Health Sciences and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Stockton will be on hand to share their expertise on topics such as universal design, assistive technology, sensory processing, equine-assisted therapy, the NJ Hearing Aid Project and much more.
According to Bob Ross, Stockton University Assistant Director of Counseling and Health Services, “Stockton is excited to partner with Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation to host the first of many collaborative programs which address issues of equality, accessibility and social and intellectual integration. Stockton has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive and accessible campus to a diverse student population and community.”
The Ability Fair is free, open to the public and scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. Registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit Abilityfair.com.