This Friday, make your way to the Stockton Campus Center in Galloway for our free inaugural Ability Fair. From noon to 5 p.m., more than 60 vendors will be in attendance – offering products and services designed to improve the health and well-being of the elderly and those who are disabled.
In addition to the vendors, there will be giveaways and door prizes from select vendors, including AmRamp, Body in Balance, Lincoln Medical Supply, Linwood Care Center, Mainline Medical, Mobility Works, Mobility 123 and The Tri State Advocacy Project. Throughout the course of the day, there will also be onstage demonstrations and workshops so attendees can learn more about various services.
At 1:15 p.m., a workshop called “Introduction to Equine-Assisted Therapies” will introduce participants to the use of horses in therapy activities. Kerri Sowers, PT, DPT, NSC will discuss the many physical and emotional benefits, as well as the similarities and differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding programs. Information will be available on the local equine-assisted therapy programs and paraequestrian sport – part of the Paralympic Games.
“Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults: Implications for Rehabilitation Service Provision” will be led by Debra Busacco, PhD, CCC-A at 2:15 p.m. The presentation will focus on rehabilitation strategies designed to improve communication with older adults with combined vision and hearing loss. Various auditory and low vision devices will be highlighted, and national, state and local resources on dual sensory loss will be available.
Shelly Meyers, PhD and Priti Haria, PhD will present “Universal Design in Education” at 3:30 p.m. The workshop will explain universal design and strategies to create an accessible learning environment for college students, including assistive technology, library resources and other related resources to enhance experiences of students with neurodiversity.
To learn more about the Ability Fair or to register to attend, visit AbilityFair.com.