Mobility Supercenter can present to your group!

Mobility Supercenter can present to your group or organization. With the aging of the population there are many people who are just beginning to face mobility challenges.

Fortunately, there are lots of organizations and people to help. Mobility Supercenter has put together a presentation that gives a great overview of what equipment and options are available. Give us a call and we will be glad to present to your organization.

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New Roadside Assistance Available!

 

If you breakdown in your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle what do you do?

Call Super Roadside Rescue now at Mobility Supercenter!

Now if you have a Flat Tire, a Dead Battery or your vehicle just won’t start you have someone to call!

Now there is a solution for your vehicle and YOU!

Call anytime 24/7 when you need assistance with:

Vehicle Broken Down.            Locked out/Lost Key

Run out of gas.                          Stuck in ditch or snow

Flat Tire                                     Wheelchair or scooter not working

Dead Battery                             Lift or ramp not working

Call our stores for details and pricing!

 

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Mobility Supercenter Video for Driver Rehabilitation Specialist

 

This is a short video of all of the services we offer at Mobility Supercenter and how we work with Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. We work very closely with Driver Rehabilitation Specialist who have the same goal. Get our clients Independent!

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Reminiscing about Past Christmases by Kaye Crenshaw

During the Holiday Season, I believe we all enjoy reminiscing about past Christmases and about loved ones that have made an impact on our lives.  It’s the time of year that we get a little nostalgic and the good memories are awakened.  I’d like to share with you one of my special memories.

I was fortunate to have been raised by my Grandmother and Grandfather for a large part of my young life.  They lived in a coal mining town in Eastern Kentucky.  My Grandfather was a coal miner and my Grandmother stayed at home to cook, clean and make sure we showed up at church and school without embarrassing ourselves or her.  US Steel owned the mines where my Grandpa worked as well as the entire town, including the house we lived in.

We certainly didn’t live a luxurious existence, but we learned to appreciate all that we had. We were clean, well-schooled, well fed and protected. Beans and potatoes and anything that was grown in my Grandpa’s garden were the basic weekday meal. On Saturdays’ we mixed it up with hamburgers, hotdogs or my favorite Hungarian Goulash. Grandma always prepared a big meal on Sundays with homemade rolls, fried chicken with all the “fix ins” and I still remember the taste of her fresh coconut cake that would melt in your mouth.

So, I guess you can tell that meals were one of the highlights for me!

It was a very sad time when my Grandparents passed away and even though it has been many years ago, I still vividly remember the words that were spoken by the minister at my Grandma’s funeral.  Now, this would be more meaningful to you, if you had ever truly known my Grandmother.  She was about 5’9”, not fat, but not thin, stood very straight (mostly due to the back support she wore everyday) and only had a sense of humor when she was in public. She believed children were to be seen and not heard, that you always performed at an excellent level, whether at school or church or home and less than perfection was very sternly rejected.

So as the minister began to speak to the friends and family that had gathered to pay their respects, I was a little shocked about how he portrayed my Grandma.  He began by saying that she was a PROUD woman.  Now I was raised in a Southern Baptist Church and was taught that “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirt before a fall.  Better it is to be of a humble spirt with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

I was certainly hoping that the Preacher wasn’t going to criticize my Grandma at her own funeral when she wasn’t even there to take up for herself!!!  But as he began to speak, it became clear that he wasn’t implying anything negative.  He explained that he had had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time with my Grandma before she died.  He said that she was always talking about things and people in a special kind of way.   As she spoke about her home and church and community and friends and family, she revealed how very proud she was to have had them in her life.  She was proud of where she came from, she was proud of the life that her and Grandpa had had, she was proud of how clean and pretty their house was and that they had saved enough money to pay cash for their retirement home in Roanoke.  She was proud of the impressive vegetable and flower gardens that my Grandpa worked in. She was proud of her Church and the missions they supported, she was proud that she worked every election at the polls to help get her “man” in office.  She was proud of her friends, and was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  And she would spend hours talking about everyone’s accomplishments, their intelligence, how well they could cook, how well they dressed and in the case of speaking about my Mother, how well she could stand on her head!

So as the service concluded, I realized just how very proud that I was, that she had been my Grandmother.  And as everyone began to walk out of the church, I think I saw a few people walking out with their backs just a little straighter, their heads a little higher and with a thought in their mind, that maybe, someone had possibly, even been proud of them!!!

I tell this story to let you know, I am very much like my Grandmother. I’m not sure that I have ever said that out loud before.  My Grandma has a reputation in our family of being “difficult”.  So, when I admit that I am like her, I want to be clear, that I am not talking about her “difficult” side.  I am referring to her “Proud” side.

When I drive to work each day, and I catch a glimpse of the large American Flag that flies in front of our building, I honestly well up inside with pride for our country and all that it stands for.  I can feel the pride, admiration, respect and gratitude I have for our Veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they have made to make our country strong.  And I am extremely proud that this flag flies outside of our business that was built with nothing but a desire to do something that would matter, something that would help others and something that I could be proud of.

That just begins my day, because as I walk in to work, I immediately observe a staff of highly dedicated and caring people using their skills and knowledge to help someone else’s life be made a little easier.  Pride would only begin to describe the feeling I have for these incredible people.  Watching many of them spend before and after work hours to make sure someone is being taken care of.  Spending weekends at events to support organizations that are working to find cures for diseases and illnesses.   Spending time away from their own families to drive vehicles across two states so that a client in need of it won’t be disappointed that it isn’t available or to leave the warmth of their own homes at 1:30 A.M. to assist in repairing a client’s scooter because the client depends on it 100% of the time.  It makes me proud to just be in the presence of these special individuals.

Of course, I am proud of my husband and my children, my brothers and sisters and my entire family.  They make me proud everyday for who they are.  They are good, hard working, caring, great fun and the light of my life.  But I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you who makes me so proud that I find it difficult to put into words.

Mobility Supercenter’s clients must be, without a doubt, the most incredible humans that exist.  They must be from a special breed or something.  Having lived through some of the most horrific situations and circumstances and still they have that hopeful, accepting spirit that anyone would be envious of.  They continue to live life to its fullest despite their daily difficulties.  Some are taking care of their family members, that they love dearly, and helping them cope with their situations.  Some are dealing with the knowledge that their illness is progressive and they have a limited, defined life expectancy.  Daily, they experience difficulties taking care of basic needs because of accessibility and mobility limitations.

They are dealing with not just physical difficulties, but also emotional, and phycological difficulties that most people never have to experience. And they do it with class.  They are my heroes.  They are America’s heroes.  I am so proud to have this opportunity to serve them, but also just to know them and to observe the true example of “Grace under Fire”.  They have a mountain to climb every day and every day they climb that mountain with a determination that requires every ounce of courage, strength, fortitude, patience, belief and desire that they can muster.  In a lifetime, one such experience would be devastating to most, yet this has become their daily ride.

I am proud to know them.  I find myself sharing the stories about the spirit of our clients with others.  I never give details about an individual except to describe how they inspire me to be better, to be stronger, to care more, to do more and to never, ever give up.

So, Grandma, thank you for sharing your sense of pride with me. Thanks for showing me how to be proud of and happy for other’s accomplishments no matter how big or how small and to recognize that this life gives us all A LOT to be proud of!!!

Our entire Mobility Supercenter team sends holiday greeting to you and your family. May your season be as meaningful to you as having the opportunity to serve you is to us.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

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Mobility Supercenter -Mobility made manageable

Mobility Supercenter offers appealing vehicles made for those with limited mobility, but the company doesn’t stop there.

For individuals with limited mobility, getting in and out of and operating a vehicle doesn’t have to be daunting. Technology as elementary as a ramp and as advanced as driving with a joystick can help an individual live the life he or she wants. At Mobility Supercenter, owner Kaye Crenshaw and her team have a variety of solutions to make getting around easier and getting back to being mobile a reality. Click to Read More!

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VMI’s Toyota Sienna Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle is a top-of-the-line vehicle.

VMI’s Toyota Sienna comes with the Northstar Access360™ in-floor, Summit Access360™ fold-out or Northstar E360™ manual in-floor ramp system. Both of the Access360™ and the E360™ conversions provide the most space of any modified minivan on the market.

LUXURY. MOBILITY. NO COMPROMISES.

The Toyota Northstar® with Access360® is a top-of-the-line wheelchair-accessible minivan. It gives greater access to life through more space, flexibility and ease of use. With a slide-out, in-floor ramp, users get less dirt and debris in the interior and optimal maneuverability for larger power chairs.

VMI EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

More room to turn due to 12”-longer floor

Easy entry for wide power chairs on 30” ramp

Maximum door height for tall wheelchair users

Industry-best headroom via 14.9” dropped floor

High ground clearance to reduce scraping

Click Below to Download a Brochure pdf.

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Mobility Supercenter is a member of NMEDA.

Here is a quick overview about this organization.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

Transportation is the key to freedom and NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.

Driving Independence for People with Disabilities

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. All members work together to improve transportation options for people with disabilities.

Making Mobility Accessible

NMEDA was originally formed as an association of mobility equipment dealers in the state of Florida. In 1989, membership opened up to mobility dealers on a national scale and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association was established. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of quality transportation for people with disabilities. Today, they have grown to more than 600 members – including mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other mobility industry professionals – with the bulk of the network of mobility experts are located in the United States and Canada.

The ultimate mission is to unify and improve the mobility equipment industry and help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lifestyles through the use of quality wheelchair accessible vehicles.

 

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The New VMI Honda Pilot-MANUAL IN-FLOOR RAMP

MANUAL IN-FLOOR RAMP  –  Northstar E™ with Access360®

UNRIVALED STYLE AND SPACE.

Go where you want to go in the VMI Honda Pilot. Accessibility, space AND style is possible with this unrivaled SUV. This vehicle provides exceptional wheelchair maneuverability and loads of room for the whole family. It’s equipped with practical features that put the “utility” in this SUV, such as an in-floor ramp that’s easily stowed out of the way, a removable front passenger seat for greater seating flexibility, and plenty of usable storage compartments.

VMI EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

Unobstructed entry, exit and interior

Low maintenance manual ramp stows securely within the floor to eliminate rattle and prevent debris inside the passenger cabin

Removable front passenger seat

Reverse hinged 33.5” door opening, plus 58”headroom

Access360™ ensures exceptional maneuverability, even for large power wheelchairs

A caregiver vehicle with SUV style and space

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Memorial Day
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The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend.
Official name Memorial Day
Observed by United States
Type National
Observances Remembrance of American war dead
Date Last Monday in May
2015 date May 25
2016 date May 30
2017 date May 29
2018 date May 28

Memorial Day is a federal Holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic , an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. There often is a religious service and a picnic-like “dinner on the grounds,” the traditional term for a potluck meal at a church. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

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Industry Statistics on Mobility according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)

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