To celebrate 21 years of serving the needs of individuals with physical disabilities, Access Options held an Open House celebration on September 23rd at our Watsonville location. Customers and community members were invited to come down and join us for free food, fun and more, and we were immensely proud of how well it went over. We wanted this to be a very enjoyable gathering for everyone. Of course, the giveaways were certainly popular, and the grand prize was a portable DVD player.
This was really an attempt to give something back to the community in the way of information, advice and being able to see mobility equipment and handicap vans in action. Quite a few nonprofit and service organizations dedicated to helping those with physical disabilities were on hand. River’s Crest Dragon Slayers – an animal therapy program – was on hand, as was Victorian Homecare, an innovative company offering in-home care services for those with physical disabilities, recovering from surgery or facing aging challenges.
Shared Adventures was also at the Open House – the company specializes in helping those with physical disabilities get out and enjoy the world through physical adventures like their Day on the Beach and Day in the Sky options. Finally, Central Coast Center for Independent Living was also on hand with information about employment, independent living and more.
There were mobility equipment vendors and wheelchair van conversion companies as well. Braun and VMI conversions were on display, with attendees being able to get up close and personal with new options for better mobility so that they could learn how they worked, what benefits they offered and how each piece might fit in their life. In addition, a representative from Harmar demonstrated their products installed in a full size van. Pride Mobility was also on hand demonstrating new scooter lifts for attendees.
Access Options is immensely proud of the way the Open House turned out – everyone had a great time, but it was the fact that we were able to give so much back to our community that really meant the most.