Summer Lovin': Accessible Date Ideas

Summer Lovin’: Accessible Date Ideas

Summer’s in the air and so are new adventures. Long days, beautiful weather and great company are the perfect ingredients to an unforgettable summer season, and here are a few of our favorite accessible activities to enjoy together.

Spend Some Time in Nature

Being outside and in the sun’s warm rays can raise any mood, not to mention a kick of vitamin D. There are so many ways to enjoy the weather that are fun for everyone. If you, your partner, or both of you use a mobility vehicle, nature trails are a fantastic way to spend time with a loved one or family. Gardening is another rewarding activity that makes some people happy. Even going for a stroll around the neighborhood or deciding to eat lunch outside this time is a great way to enjoy the season and each other.

Grab Some Rays

Summertime and the beach go hand in hand. So pick a pair of sunglasses and head down to the coast for some fun in the sun. Beach accessibility is commendable throughout many of the country’s best shorelines, so finding a spot to settle down for the day (or the week!) shouldn’t be hard. Be sure to check out our Summer Travel Guide for more tips on how to make your beach trip smooth and accessible for all.

Cool Off Indoors

As beautiful as summer can be, we all know it can get hot, so staying indoors to beat the heat is also a great date option. But that doesn’t mean you can’t hit the town! Local museums, movie theaters or jazz clubs are all wonderful options for air-conditioned quality time. You could also create your own masterpiece by enjoying a night of painting. Paired with a good bottle of wine, refined refreshments and delicious treats, this can be a unique activity you can enjoy together. Plus, a finished art piece makes a great gift down the line for any relationship!

Do you have any other tips or ideas on the perfect summer date? Be sure to let us know on NMEDA Facebook and NMEDA Twitter—we want to hear your ideas!

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our mobility equipment dealers.

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Car Show to Benefit the PVA will be October 17th, 2015

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You have to see this New Wheelchair Accessible Van!

Ram Promaster

I am very excited to let you know first about the new 2015 Ram ProMaster 2500 with the AutoAbility Advantage conversion.  This is a full size conversion van that does not need to use a traditional platform lift.  You can accommodate up to 4 wheelchairs and 5 ambulatory occupants in this vehicle.  You can even do up to a total of 6 wheelchairs and 2 ambulatory occupants with the right configuration, but that will also depend on the size of each chair.

This vehicle is fully ADA compliant, has a 1000lb weight capacity on the 8 ft. manual ramp equipped with gas shocks for easy operation, and also has an air-kneeling suspension in the rear for easy ingress/egress.  The beauty of this system is that there is very little down time or service needed as moving and mechanical parts are minimized.

 It is truly awesome.  The sales rep’s unit  was equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 from Chrysler, and he said he has averaged about 18mpg combined city / hwy since it has been in his care.  You may even exceed that number with the 3.0L EcoDiesel upgrade.

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Can you feel the excitement? The MDA Muscle Walk of Richmond is coming up on 05/09/2015

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MDA Muscle Walk of Richmond

Event Date: May 9, 2015

Event Time: 1:00 PM

Event Location: Richmond International Raceway Complex

Contact: Danette Hodges

Phone: 804.285.2961

E-Mail: dhodges@mdausa.org

The most inspiring event of its kind, MDA Muscle Walk brings communities together — families, partners, volunteers, sponsors and donors, YOU — to fight back against muscle disease.

Through MDA Muscle Walk, you can join forces with others to raise critical dollars that will make a real difference in the lives of people fighting life-threatening muscle disease in your community and across the nation. Funds raised through the Muscle Walk program build on decades of MDA research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures. The dollars we raise also support MDA’s life-enhancing programs, including state-of-the-art clinics, support groups and MDA summer camp — where kids with muscle disease can enjoy “the best week of the year.”

MDA progress in muscle disease research and care moves far more quickly with your help than without it.

MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide.

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Dogwood Wine Festival

slide_DWF-15-Jpeg-Reynolds-Rear-1.16.15_webSaturday, April 25, 2015   11AM-6PM
SIX + VA WINERIES, BOURBON, CRAFT BEER, CIDER & MEAD TASTINGS,  60+ QUALITY VENDORS, INTERESTING FOOD, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND MUCH MORE. UPDATES REGULARLY, VENDORS MAY  PREREGISTER ANY TIME AT

DogwoodWineFestival.com

 See Facebook.com/DogwoodWineFestival

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Kickin Back for Down Syndrome

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Kickin€™ Back for Down Syndrome

Saturday, April 25, 2015  6:00PM -10:00PM

Center of the Universe Brewing Company

Kick back with your friends for an evening filled with fun and surprises!  Enjoy craft beers from Center of the Universe Brewing Company while listening to live music by Premiere.  Test your skill at the casino table, enter a corn hole tournament, watch Richmond’s NASCAR race live and bid on some terrific silent auction items.  The night will culminate with a raffle drawing for a $10,000 shopping spree at Stony Point Fashion Park!  Casual dinner is included.  Event tickets and raffle tickets available at www.dsagr.com.  All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.  Attendees must be 21 yrs+.  Raffle entrants must be 18 yrs+ and need not be present to win.

Venue Address: 11293 Airpark Road, Ashland, VA  23005

Nancy Nietman

Event Planner/Consultant

Successful Events, LLC

(804) 270-5616

golfingal11@aol.com

 

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VCU Paralympic Experience Day:

SportableThe Center for Sport Leadership, a graduate program at Virginia Commonwealth University, is teaming up with Sportable RVA to host the VCU Paralympic Experience Day on Friday, April 10, 2015! The event will take place from 5-8 pm at the Stuart C. Siegel Center located at 1300 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. It will include a wide variety of adaptive sports including goalball, power soccer, wheelchair basketball and more!

We welcome those of all ages and abilities and encourage those with physical or visual disabilities to come out and play! Don’t want to play or are just interested in learning? No problem, come out and watch the athletes compete!

 

It is free to attend and it will include snacks and some special guest speakers!

For more information please e-mail sportable.paralympicexperience@gmail.com. To learn more about Sportable, please visit www.sportable.org or call 804-340-2991.

 

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Introducing the All New Full-Size Wheelchair Accessible SUV Conversion

Wheelchair Accessible SUVIntroducing the All New Full-Size SUV Conversion

Finally a full-conversion vehicle with seating for everyone!

No lost row of Seats!

Seats up to 8 passengers

Driver or Passenger Side Lifts Available

750lbs standard lift capacity

2×2 or 4×4 options available

 

New Wheelchair Accessible VehicleMobility SVM can convert your new Chevrolet Suburban LS and GMC Yukon XL through your local mobility dealer.

Vehicle Options

Trailer Package with Hitch

H Rated sidewall tires

Front Bench Seat

Drivers side lift pans accommodate wheelchairs up to 29″ wide

and 41″ long.

Passengers side lift pans accommodate wheelchairs up to

26 3/4″ wide and 41″ long.

Entry Height of 52″ and Interior Height of 54 1/2″ on all models

 

Wheelchair Accessible SurburbanMeet the All-New Chevrolet Suburban

Technology

With an 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen drivers may now customize their driving experience. Touch and swipe just like your smartphone and keep valuable items safe with Valet Mode.

Safety

Keep your family safe with available OnStar and an additional 1 free year from GM Mobility (must qualify for program, see www.gmmobility.com for more details).

The Suburban offers up to seven standard air bags with a 360-degree sensor system to ensure optimal air bag deployment.

Performance

The new EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engines provides maximum fuel economy with plenty of power. An estimated 23 MPG highway for 2WD models with 355 horsepower, these vehicles use active fuel management to keep you on the road longer.

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Come See Us at the Richmond Home & Garden Show -March 6th-8th -Richmond Raceway Complex

Richmond Home & Garden Show from 
March 6 – 8, 2015
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 East Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222Free Parking!

Plenty of Handicapped Parking.

Show Hours

Friday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Richmond Home & Garden Show – Your one-stop opportunity for

  • Home Ideas
  • Products
  • Services
  • Savings

Richmond’s largest home and garden show!

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Better mobility and accessibility for veterans. This grant makes it easier to make living spaces more livable.

DSCF2416-loresIf you — or someone you know — is disabled with a sustained line-of-duty injury and could use an assist with making home accessibility modifications, the Virginia Housing Development Authority’s (VHDA) Granting Freedom program can help. Up to $4,000 is available to pay for ramps, widened doorways and other accessibility modifications that can make a house or apartment more accessible and functional. Limited funding makes this a first-come first-served opportunity, so don’t wait to check it out. Click here to learn more…

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