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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Meet Matt Elswick from our Richmond store.

Q:  How did you get started in the Mobility Industry?

A:  Honestly by chance. A co-worker of mine came to visit me and told me about this opportunity. I was looking to find a better work life balance and he told me about Mobility Supercenter. I came to visit and was truly blown away with how Mobility Supercenter helps individuals in need. I have always wanted to have a job that has meaning and makes a difference. I knew the moment I walked through the doors I wanted to be a part of this team.

Q:  How many years ago was that, how long have you been working in the mobility industry?

A:  I worked in the Retail industry for 20 years. I have been here for 5 months.

Q:  Was it a big change from working in retail?  I guess what I mean is, if you had to compare them how would you?

A: There are a lot of similarities but also some major differences. Customer service is the biggest similarity. One of the biggest differences is how personal this job is. I get to meet clients and really get to know them and their needs. I love the fact that we get to tailor the work we do to the needs of the client. For me the biggest difference is that what we do makes a difference in people’s lives. Giving them their independence back or helping them in their time of need.

Q:  How are you able to accommodate the range of disabilities to make driving easier?  That sounds like a hard task.

A:  The mobility industry is big, but small. What I mean is, it’s an amazing group of individuals that meet you with open arms. In the short time that I have been here, I have met so many skilled and knowledgeable people. From our team here at the store to the many vendors we work with, they have been so helpful with sharing information and explaining things to someone who is coming from outside of this industry. This network makes pretty much anything possible and everyone has the same goal, ensuring we take care of the client and keeping them mobile.

Q:  What has been the most difficult obstacle with this transition into the mobility industry?

A:  Learning the terminology of parts and the vast avenue of products that are offered to help so many different individuals and their disability.

Q:  What is your most memorable install/job?

A:  So far, all of them. We have an amazing team that creates a work of art on a blank canvas time and time again. I love the variety of different installs we do. We had one that hit close to home for me about two weeks ago. We did an install for a coal miner that was injured in a mining accident. I grew up in a small town in Southwest Virginia and my dad was a coal miner who was also injured in the mines. So for me, it was special to help someone that was from a similar area as me and be able to get him mobile and driving on his own.

Q:  Okay enough about work, what do you do for fun?

A:   I like to hunt and fish when I have time. I’m also becoming more and more of a DIY’er. I love to learn new things and take on challenges that I’ve never done. We have three wonderful kids ages 7, 2, and 1. I spend most of my time trying to keep up with them!

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Travis Manion Foundation 2018 9/11 Heroes Run Richmond, VA – benefitting the Travis Manion Foundation and local Richmond community benefactor, the Mid-Atlantic Paralyzed Veterans of America.


Richmond 2018 TMF 911 Heroes Run Official Race Maps

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter has been serving veterans and their families in Virginia and North Carolina for 70 plus years. Located at 11620 Busy Street in North Chesterfield, Virginia, they currently serve over 900 veterans. “We do everything from adapting homes and vehicles to sporting events. Anything we can do to get our veterans to live a healthy and active life” said President Robert Satterwhite. Coming up in September is the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run in which the PVA Mid-Atlantic is the community benefactor of the race.  A few years back they partnered with The Travis Manion Foundation to host the race in Richmond.   Last year’s and this year’s committee, headed by Karen Liu, has grown the race from 100 runners to this year’s predicted closer to 700 participants.  The new race course downtown Richmond brings more visibility, along with working with: Suntrust, UPS, Dominion Power, Mobility Supercenter, Wegmans, Penske Truck Leasing, Bank of America, and Legend Brewing.  They also introduced the Ruck division this year, which opened up more ways to bring awareness to the meaning of service, community, and giving back to those in need. September 9th is the date this year and you can sign up through the Travis Manion Foundation at 911heroesrun.org! If you would like to volunteer or have a service you think would fit our program please visit our website at pvamidatlantic.org , our twitter at JenniferPurser@PvaMidatlantic or on FACEBOOK at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Jennifer Purser
Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Mid-Atlantic Chapter
11620 Busy Street, N. Chesterfield, VA. 23236
PVAmidatlantic@gmail.com
804-378-0017

More About the Event

Travis Manion Foundation 2018 9:11 5k Run & Fun Run

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5th Annual Beyond the Call of Duty Car Truck & Bike Show

 

Another big event for  the PVA, Mid-Atlantic is the Beyond the Call of Duty Car Show, which is hosted at Mobility Supercenter each year on the 2nd Saturday of October. This year’s date is October 13th. The show will start at 9am. “We anticipate over 200 bikes, vehicles and other rides. All proceeds will go to our Accessible Independence Program which allows us to adapt homes and vehicles for our veterans.” Said Executive Director, Jen Purser. This is open to the public and because it is the 5th year, there will be some surprises. McGeorge Toyota, Home Depot, Capital Garage and Mobility Supercenter have been supporters of the show for all 5 years, helping to change the lives our veterans. For more information on the show please visit our event page on FACEBOOK or to be a vendor please call Jen Purser at 804-378-0017 or Justin Spurlock at 804-514-5407. Thank You for all the continued support of the PVA, Mid-Atlantic. If you would like to volunteer or have a service you think would fit our program please visit our website at pvamidatlantic.org , our twitter at JenniferPurser@PvaMidatlantic or on FACEBOOK at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Jennifer Purser
Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Mid-Atlantic Chapter
11620 Busy Street, N. Chesterfield, VA. 23236
PVAmidatlantic@gmail.com
804-378-0017

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Vision: Create a World without ALS

As you know part of our mission is education, and to help our customers know more about the support organizations that exist in our community. The ALS Association—DC/MD/VA Chapter was founded in 1991 to servethe needs of those living with ALS and their families throughout Washington,D.C., Maryland and Virginia. So here are a few facts to help you learn more about the organization.

 

 

VISION: Create a world without ALS

MISSION:

Leading the fight against ALS through global

research and nationwide advocacy while also

empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and

their families to live fuller lives by providing them

with compassionate care and support

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive illness leaving

people unable to walk, talk, eat and finally to breathe. There is no cure.

Did you know:

  • Approx. 30,000 Americans are living with ALS
  • ALS can strike a person of any gender, age, religion and race
  • ALS is a service-related disease—military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed
  • ALS care can cost over $250,000 a year
  • The life expectancy is only 2-5 years
  • Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS
  • Every 90 minutes someone dies from ALS

FREE PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The ALS Association—DC/MD/VA Chapter’s FREE programs and services are only made possible bythe generous support of people like you.

Home Visits                                                

Every person with ALS has an expert caseworkerto guide them through the challenges of ALS.

Assistive Technology Labs      

When someone with ALS loses the ability to speak,the Chapter provides them    with much-neededcommunication devices and support.

ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics              

People with ALS can see a variety of doctors andreceive comprehensive treatment all in one dayand all in one place.

Equipment Loan Closets                       

The Chapter provides access to the medicalequipment needed to make living with ALS easier.

Monthly Support Groups 

People with ALS and caregivers can receiveresources, information and fellowship.irginia.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

SPONSOR        Consider sponsoring a Chapter event

PARTICIPATE   Join in the fun at a local event

VOLUNTEER    Explore volunteeropportunities with us

GIVE                Make a general, tributeor workplace donation

 

Want more Information? Please contact them below.

Regional Office

8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 147

Richmond, VA 23229

T: (301) 978-9855

E: info@ALSinfo.org

W: ALSinfo.org

 

 

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ADA Pride Event

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Bruno 3210 Vertical Platform Lift (VPL) (Flood Zone Model)

Our Install team did a great job on this Outdoor Wheelchair Lift. This is a Bruno-3210 Vertical Platform Lift  (VPL) for a 9’ rise.  This is a flood zone model, which means all the wiring and batteries are up top in case of a flood. This unit will allow the client to easily go to the second floor.

 

 

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Get to know Ryan Green, our sixth highlighted employee in our  “Getting to Know us at Mobility Supercenter” 

 Ryan is a vehicle mobility consultant in our Richmond Store!

Q:  Tell me about yourself and your family.

A:  I am 44 years old and use a wheelchair due to a car accident 23 years ago. I was born in South Dakota then moved to Oregon in 2010 then moved here to RVA in 2016. I have 4 kids that I love very much.  They are Natalie, Brayden, Gavin and Chloe.

Q:  We know you love work, but do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

A:  Avid movie watcher and reader.  Love sports, hunting, and fishing.

Q:  Great, now let’s talk about work.  How long have you worked for Mobility Supercenter?

A:  2 years

Q:  What did you do prior to working here?  How did you end up here?

A:  I worked for a Mobility Dealer in Portland Oregon prior to moving here

Q:  As any job has, I am sure there are some challenges.  What would you say are the biggest challenges in your job?

A:  Trying to find products for customers in need who have very little resources.  I know what it’s like to be without transportation and not have the ability to come and go as you please.

Q:  Along with challenges I am sure there are some rewards.  What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

A:  Working with people!  I get the opportunity to really share my life story and struggles with having a disability and help others find resources they may not be aware of.  It’s nice to hear other people’s accomplishments as well!  Working here I have learned that many  people persevere and move on through tough situations to still live a happy and independent life!

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Introducing the Patriot Wheelchair Accessible Rear Entry Van now at Mobility Supercenter

This is a Rear Entry Patriot Van from Mobility Supercenter!

This van offers our clients a great value because it is a low mileage van with the rear entry conversion. We have many Patriot vans available with different configurations to meet your needs. The most important feature of these vans….  these are great vehicles at an affordable price!

 

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Sportable -Youth Adaptive Sports Series – Ages 5-12 • Road Racing • Cycling

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