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Performance Mobility to Help Family With a New MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

“We chose this vehicle for many reasons, but the top reason is safety - there have been no modifications and it is built from the ground up for wheelchair accessability. There is also a ton of room and it can tow up to 3500 lbs! We love to camp as a family!” - Crystal Harper

SANDY, UTAH, June 3, 2015 – Performance Mobility has joined with generous donors in the Sandy community to help a deserving family drive away in a new MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle for their son, Noah. Noah was born early at 24 weeks weighing a pound and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a massive brain bleed. He has had over 15 surgeries with more scheduled in the future. With the costs of the medical care, it’s been difficult for his parents, Crystal and Jeff Harper, to keep up with their son’s needs.
“The bigger Noah gets the more I realize how badly we need an accessible vehicle. I’ll only be able to physically lift him for about another year,” said Crystal. The family has chosen a new, universally-accessible MV-1 vehicle, made by Mobility Ventures, LLC, an AM General Company. “We chose this vehicle for many reasons, but the top reason is safety – there have been no modifications and it is built from the ground up for wheelchair accessability. There is also a ton of room and it can tow up to 3500 lbs! We love to camp as a family!”
“We’re happy and honored to join the community in assisting the Harper family. Noah’s a great kid and this is just another reminder of why we’re in this business – to help families and individuals with disabilities stay mobile and active in their lives,” said Robert Giesbers, Performance Mobility General Manager.
A fundraising Poker Tournament will be held on June 10th at Sandy Station 8925 S Harrison St Sandy, UT 84070. The community is encouraged to come out and enjoy the event while raising funds for this worthy cause. For information on the event or to make a donation, please visit the Harper family’s website: www.wheelsfornoah.com.
The new MV-1 vehicle will be presented to the Harper family on Thursday June 11th at 6pm, at Performance Mobility, 9082 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070. The community is invited to help the Harper family celebrate their newfound mobility.
About Performance Mobility
With locations in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Utah, Performance Mobility is a quality source for wheelchair accessible vehicles designed specifically for people with limited mobility. The Performance Team is committed to providing the highest quality accessible transportation to enhance quality of life for individuals and families. Please find more information at www.performancemobility.com
About the MV-1
Mobility Ventures is breaking new barriers with the MV-1 vehicle. Unlike many vans that are converted for accessibility, the MV-1 is the only vehicle that is built from the ground up for people with disabilities. The MV-1 has a side-entry powered ramp and space for a wheelchair passenger to sit in the front of the vehicle next to the driver, with additional room in back for another wheelchair and three ambulatory passengers. The MV-1 provides “Best in Class” safety direct from the factory and meets all applicable safety standards for crash-worthiness as required by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Find more information at www.mv-1.us

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National Volunteer Week

Next week is National Volunteer Week April 12-18, 2015.

Performance Mobility is committed to serving the community that surrounds us. We feel the best way to make a difference is by getting involved and giving back.

National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

National Volunteer Week 2015

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MXV, The Newest Innovation in the Mobility Industry

The MXV

BraunAbility has created the newest innovation in the mobility industry, the MXV.  The MXV is a bold design that has never been seen before.  BraunAbility has taken a wheelchair conversion to the next level by putting an in-floor ramp in a Ford Explorer.  The converted Ford Explorer has endless features.  There are removable driver and passenger seats.  The door operation design is pure brilliance.  A transfer seat could be installed if needed.  The integrated key fob makes it easy to operate the power door and ramp.  If you enjoy the outdoors, the tow package available will be the perfect feature for enjoying an active lifestyle.  The 3rd row seats fold flat for extra cargo space.  The MXV is an innovation for wheelchair user’s lifestyle and leaps out of bounds with quality and reliability.   Coming soon this summer 2015.

MXV Ford Explorer

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Disabled Travel

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The Art of Intermittent Disability

by Katja Stokley

I love to travel! As a software developer in the aerospace business, there have been times in my career when I’ve had to travel frequently for business, and I’ve also been lucky enough to be able to travel a fair amount for pleasure. When I started using a wheelchair, I worried that travel was going to become much more difficult, even impossible, but that’s not necessarily the case. There has been real improvements in how airlines, trains, rental car agencies, hotels, and restaurants accommodate disabled travelers, both in the US and in other countries.

That’s not to say that the disabled traveler doesn’t have to educate herself and perhaps do some advance work. In this article, I talk about some of the things I consider when planning and executing a trip, especially by air. It doesn’t attempt to cover the situations encountered by every disabled traveler. For example, I have multiple sclerosis and use a lightweight manual wheelchair—I don’t have any experience traveling with a power chair.

PLANNING
A really mellow attitude helps when you’re traveling, whether for business or pleasure. I already know that many of my daily activities take longer than they would an able-bodied person, and that goes double for travel. Unlike many business travelers who know to the second how late they can gallop to the gate, I allow lots of time on travel day. Travel requires more than just additional time, it requires additional energy. If most days you can get by with a cane, but occasionally use a walker (for instance), take the walker when traveling! It’s a good idea to “upgrade” your mobility aids when traveling.

Ask for help. It only took me two or three trips to get over my inhibition against asking for help. I ask for hotel rooms closer to the elevator, for help with luggage, for help moving furniture in hotel rooms, for pre-boarding (over and over and over again). I am liberal with thanks and tips. My employer reimburses tips, so I don’t hesitate.

Don’t apologize, and don’t over-explain. When you’re arranging travel, be straightforward and upfront about your needs, but keep it simple. If you can walk up three steps, but ten steps would be too many, say, “No steps”.

Enough attitude adjustment, already, on to some useful information.

BOOKING

I get non-stop or direct flights whenever possible. If I must book a connecting flight, I insist on at least an hour between flights. Sometimes this means I wait around (remember? Allow lots of time), but so far I haven’t missed a connecting flight. When connecting, I ask to be met and assisted, especially in an unfamiliar airport or when traveling internationally. This way I get someone to push me to my gate, which saves wear and tear on me, as well as saving aimless wandering around. It’s a good idea to check the airport’s website for a map, in order to try to get an idea of how far it is from arrival to departure gate.

What should you tell the airline about your disability? Every airline has what are called Special Service Request (SSR) codes. SSRs are used by airlines to capture information about special meal requests, special baggage handling requests, unaccompanied minors, and disabled passengers, among other things. Some airline websites allow you to enter this information when booking your ticket or filling out your passenger profile. For example, United’s website allows you to choose from “Person needs wheelchair, cannot ascend steps”, “Person needs wheelchair, cannot walk or ascend steps”, “Person needs assistance, no wheelchair”. If there is no way to supply this information when you book the ticket, call the airline afterwards and let them know what your disability is.

What should you tell the airline about your disability? Every airline has what are called Special Service Request (SSR) codes. SSRs are used by airlines to capture information about special meal requests, special baggage handling requests, unaccompanied minors, and disabled passengers, among other things. Some airline websites allow you to enter this information when booking your ticket or filling out your passenger profile. For example, United’s website allows you to choose from “Person needs wheelchair, cannot ascend steps”, “Person needs wheelchair, cannot walk or ascend steps”, “Person needs assistance, no wheelchair”. If there is no way to supply this information when you book the ticket, call the airline afterwards and let them know what your disability is.

SEAT ASSIGNMENT
I look for two things in seat assignment: close to the front of the aircraft, and with a moveable armrest on the aisle seat. The travel agent/airline customer service agent can help with the first, but watch out for small planes—I got seat 12B on a trip between Washington and Raleigh once. On a Boeing 777, 12B is very close to the front of economy class, but on a tiny prop plane, it’s the last row! Customer service agents are not much help with the moveable armrests, sadly—the location of moveable armrests doesn’t seem to be documented anywhere reliable. Aircraft with 30 or more seats are supposed to have several rows with moveable aisle armrests, but I haven’t discerned any rhyme or reason in their placement. The newer and bigger the plane, the more moveable armrests there are. On some airlines, the agent has to place a request for a wheelchair before the computer will release one of those seats — go ahead and do it, you don’t have to actually use the airline’s wheelchair

THE FLIGHT

Checking-In
Despite the horror stories about checked luggage going astray, it may be necessary if you use a wheelchair. Keep carryon baggage to a minimum. Now that I travel with a laptop, that’s a little more difficult, since my employer (understandably) prefers that I not check the laptop. One solution to the laptop problem is to pack all of the laptop accessories in my checked luggage and carry only the computer itself. You also need to pack whatever is necessary for wheelchair maintenance – I pack a small toolkit, a bicycle pump with an attached pressure gauge, an extra tube, a patch kit and tire levers. If you have a flat in a strange city, a bicycle shop is probably easier to find than a wheelchair repair shop, and it costs less, too.

Security Check
Wheelchair users are checked by hand, but whatever you’re carrying still has to go on the conveyer belt. In the US, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) says that you have the right to maintain eye contact with your belongings. If you are traveling alone, don’t hesitate to point this out if you are asked to do something that will separate you from your stuff. I ask the security officer who takes my bag to wait for it and bring it back, since it has my laptop and my wallet in it. Allow a little extra time for that and for the fact that security may have to track down a male/female officer to do the body check. (There’s something surreal about having a woman approach you and say very sweetly, “Madam, may I pat you down?”) In the post-911 travel environment, the hand check is taken very seriously. You may be asked if you can stand and walk. Even if you can, you do not need to say so. If you prefer not to take off your shoes, just say that you can’t, and your shoes will be swabbed on your feet to check for traces of explosives.

At the Gate
Although you probably will have gotten your boarding pass from a kiosk, you should check in again at the gate. This is where you ask for a gate check tag for your equipment, and for an aisle chair if you need one. An aisle chair is a (very) narrow chair that bears an unfortunately resemblance to a hand truck. If you cannot walk at all, the aisle chair is used to convey you from the door of the plane to your seat.

In the last several years it’s been my experience that either the airline does not do public pre-boarding at all, or that when the pre-boarding announcement is made, over half the people waiting stampede to the door. I have had several fairly embarrassing experiences boarding in the middle of a crowd of people all of whom were waiting very impatiently for me to struggle out of my wheelchair and down the aisle of the plane.

The two reasons for pre-boarding are first, to get enough space for your carryon, and second, to get a manual folding wheelchair stowed in the cabin (see Wheelchair Stowage). Occasionally the airline will pre-board me privately (i.e., without making a public pre-boarding announcement). I station myself near where the gate agents will see me when they think about starting to board, and this sometimes helps. If it’s important to you to get your chair stowed in the cabin, you need to be persistent. In general I’ve found that even if you get to the gate very early, the gate agents tend to forget about you in the boarding rush, so you have to keep reminding them that you’re there.

More about the aisle chair: you will be able to use your own chair down the jet way to the door of the plane, where you will be met by (hopefully) two workers with the aisle chair. You’ll need to instruct them on how to help you transfer to the aisle chair. You are strapped into the aisle chair with one belt around your legs, and two diagonal belts from shoulder to hip. Remember to take your wheelchair cushion, transfer board and any other loose items with you; they are not likely to stay with the chair in the baggage hold. Keep your elbows/arms tucked in tightly as you are pushed down the aisle to your seat. If you’ve gotten a seat in a row with a removable armrest, you’ll be able to transfer directly from the aisle chair; otherwise you may need to instruct your helpers in lifting you over the armrest or doing a standing pivot transfer.

Wheelchair Stowage
Where other business travelers worry about losing luggage, I worry about baggage handlers breaking my wheelchair. There are two options for a manual folding wheelchair: in the cabin, or in the baggage compartment. If you have a rigid wheelchair, or a power chair, it will be stowed below with the baggage.

Cabin Stowage
Every wheelchair traveler should know about the Air Carrier Access Act. The ACAA is the airline equivalent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (like churches and private clubs, airlines are not covered by the ADA). The Air Carrier Access Act says the airline must stow one manual folding wheelchair in the cabin if the passenger pre-boards. I carry a copy of the act with me (I’ve never actually had to pull it out, though!), and quote it to the flight crew if they object. Objections I encountered when I was using a folder chair included “We don’t have room” (my chair folded very small), “This closet has a weight limit” (my chair weighed 18 pounds), “We already have an aisle chair” (the ACAA specifies the passenger’s wheelchair). Many flight attendants have never heard of the ACAA and so I try to educate them as painlessly as possible. I managed to get the chair stowed in the cabin about 90% of the time. Note that you’re supposed to pre-board to get this perk—I’ve had some success asking a gate agent to talk to the head flight attendant

Baggage Compartment Stowage
If the chair is going into the baggage compartment, label every piece – this means chair, footrests, wheels, everything. I use a metal tag (the kind you can get a pet stores for your dog’s collar) around a tube underneath my seat, and business cards taped to anything that is separate. Because I have a rigid chair, I worry that an aggressive baggage handler, used to chairs that fold sideways, will manage to do something interesting to it. When I have a connecting flight, I ask for the chair to be brought to me between flights rather than trusting that it will get to my final destination. Check the chair for damage before you leave the jet way – if anything has happened it’s best to try and get it resolved immediately. If you don’t get satisfaction, ask to speak to the airline’s Complaints Resolution Officer—every airline is required to have such a person.

HOTEL CONSIDERATIONS

I call the hotel and ask for an ADA compliant room, but you can’t stop there. I ask about bathrooms, carpets, doors, restaurant, bathrooms, and transportation options.

  • How wide is the bathroom door? (You need to know what your minimum clearance is.)
  • Is it a straight shot from the room, or do you have to maneuver around corners?
  • Is there a tub or shower? Is there a shower chair or bench?
  • How about grab bars?
  • How deep are the carpets in public areas? (Sadly, the more expensive the hotel, the deeper the carpets. Deep carpets are very hard to push on. I’ve tried asking the hotel how deep their carpets are, but I haven’t had much luck there.)
  • How heavy are room doors? (Heavy room doors are good for security and fire safety, but are really tough for a wheelchair user to open. When I stayed at the Fairmont in San Jose, I had to get somebody to accompany me up to the room to open the door for me. I won’t stay there again (they also have deep carpets) even though the service was extraordinary. It was too much work.)
  • Is the restaurant accessible?
  • If you haven’t rented a car, what kind of transportation is available to get you where you’re going?

Hotel Parking
Frequently I get to a hotel and the handicapped parking isn’t anywhere near the lobby. I have parked in the drive, checked in, and then handed the bellman the keys and asked him to get the luggage and park the car. This is another example of asking for what you need.

Hotel Room Furniture Arrangement
I’ve found in some hotel rooms that I need to move some furniture to have space for the wheelchair, and to get to the electrical and phone outlets. If necessary, I call the desk and ask for someone to help move the furniture. The first night, I leave a tip for the chambermaid in an envelope that says “Please don’t move the furniture back”. Sometimes it works. If I have to move the furniture two days in a row, I call the manager, and politely explain the situation. Sometimes that works. You can also ask for another room.

Hotel Comment Card
I’m very big on communication, because hotel and other travel service workers frequently are unaware of a problem until someone (guess who?) educates them. I fill out a comment card at hotels when I leave. I try to say at least one good thing before commenting on problems. If I have gotten particularly good service, I write a letter to the manager after my trip and do my best to name the employee(s) involved. At the Regal University Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, a hotel concierge had a prescription filled for me in the middle of the night. At the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, a hotel security employee went to a downtown drugstore and rented a wheelchair for me when mine broke, and the hotel would not allow me to reimburse them for the rental cost.

On trips I encounter two kinds of people: those who have apparently never dealt with a wheelchair user, and those who have and think they know it all. Keep in mind that you are the expert on your needs, and don’t let people push you around (literally or figuratively). I needed to keep this in mind on a recent trip to San Francisco; San Francisco airport has shuttle service to the rental car agencies quite a distance away from the terminal. The dispatcher insisted on calling for a special handicapped accessible van (extra wait about 20 minutes). When this van arrived, it turned out that the ramp into the van was about 1/2 inch narrower than my wheelchair. I had to be very firm that we weren’t going to try to get the wheelchair into the van that way—close only counts in horseshoes! We wound up doing what I do in my own car — I transferred to the front passenger seat, folded up my chair, and the driver loaded it in the back.

Wheelchair using business travelers are thankfully more common than they were when I started traveling for business, but we still have to approach the situation with humor, patience, and a willingness to educate. Perhaps I have been lucky, but while I have frequently encountered ignorance, I have rarely seen outright abuse from travel industry workers. Most people will try to help if they know what you need, and the only person who’s going to tell them is you!

RENTING A CAR
I drive a car with hand controls, offered by the major car rental agencies. I also request a two-door car — because the doors are bigger it’s easier to get the wheelchair in — that’s not too low. Of the major US agencies, I’ve found Hertz to be the most reliable in having hand control equipped cars available at most locations. I bring my handicapped parking placard with me on trips to use in the rental car—it is be valid in any state in the US, and in many European countries.

Car Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Hertz and Avis both provide what they call curbside service—someone will bring the rental car to the terminal when you arrive. When I drop off the car I ask to be driven in the car to the terminal, and this request has always been cheerfully granted. Allow some extra time for this.

Performance Mobility is a leading provider of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair rental vans, hand controls, high tech driving equipment and specialized mobility seating for individuals with limited mobility.  Performance Mobility has over 24 years of continuous operation with service to the disabled community, providing sales and service of new and pre-owned wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair van rentals, scooter lifts, specialized seating, hand controls and other products to facilitate transportation for individuals with mobility challenges.

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Caregiver Tips for the School Holiday Season

Tips for parents and caregivers who support a child with a disability for reducing stress during the school holidays, and enjoying time together as a family.

Tip 1—look after yourself

As a parent or caregiver you’ll have good days and not so good days. Don’t try and be the therapist and teacher every day. Try to have fun.

Tip 2—rely on your support network

If you have a child with a disability or a disorder, you may tend to isolate yourself from your supports. There is a general trend to pull back, and it puts a lot of pressure on everybody—the parents, the siblings and the child.

Plan, develop and use a support network. Your support network includes your friends, family and possibly community or church groups. Your network may also include your doctor or specialist. Don’t feel guilty about asking for help. It’s ok to ask for help.

Tip 3—take the time to plan

Do a calendar of the holidays and sit down and plan what you know is going to happen, for example Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, visits to other family members or if you are going away on holidays. Think ahead of time about the people that the family is going to come in contact with during the holiday break. It helps the child to see what is coming up.

Tip 4—support siblings

Don’t forget the siblings. Parents and caregivers can focus on the child with a disability to the detriment of their siblings.

Tip 5—find out about activities

Look into options for school holiday programs provided by organizations. A lot of councils run activities during the school holidays.

Tip 6—know your limits

Set realistic expectations and goals about anything you do, especially if you or your partner has to work. If you need some help—anticipate who is going to be available, and who’s not. Set aside time when you get breaks—your own “down time”. Don’t feel guilty about making decisions about where, when and what you do in the holidays.

 

(This information was sourced from Mr. Michael Katona, Autism Queensland)

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Customer Appreciation Day

Performance Mobility’s Annual Customer Appreciation Day in Phoenix is being held on October 25th, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM.  The staff from the Phoenix store will be on hand to meet and greet old and new customers, to show them that we appreciate their loyalty and business.  The Phoenix team is looking forward to this opportunity to enjoy a fun day with their valued customers. There will be delicious food and raffles every 30 minutes for some great prizes. We will have representatives from Braun and MV-1 to answer any questions or to take a test drive.

Be sure you don’t leave without seeing the new 2014 Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge and Honda wheelchair accessible mini-vans. We will have many models available to see.  Plus, the BRAND new MV-1 is here.  Check out this unique wheelchair accessible vehicle.

We have brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles in stock and as always, we have a great variety of used converted wheelchair accessible mini-vans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. We have many products to offer that will assist our disabled customer’s everyday life to make it as easy as possible!

Please come see us on Saturday, October 25th so Performance Mobility staff can show our appreciation to our amazing customers!

Performance Mobility is a leading provider of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair rental vans, hand controls, high tech driving equipment and specialized mobility seating for individuals with limited mobility.  Performance Mobility has over 24 years of continuous operation with service to the disabled community, providing sales and service of new and pre-owned wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair van rentals, scooter lifts, specialized seating, hand controls and other products to facilitate transportation for individuals with mobility challenges.

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Colorado Companies to Watch Ceremony

On Tuesday, October 14th, Performance Mobility was honored in a ceremony held at the Denver West location to celebrate being a winner of the 2014 Colorado Companies to Watch.  David C. Tolson Jr. from Capital Advisors represented Colorado Companies to Watch and gave a wonderful introduction, detailing that over 1,150 companies had been considered for this important recognition of growing, entrepreneurial companies that drive the economy of Colorado.

Tom Livingston from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation also attended and conveyed a congratulatory message from the Jefferson County Commissioners.  Genevieve Wooden, City Councilman for Wheat Ridge and Steve Art from the Wheat Ridge City Manager’s office were also in attendance.  Kevin W. Durban, President of Performance Mobility, recognized the great customers that choose to do business with the company, the committed employees who serve every day with a sense of mission, and the key suppliers and vendors that are critical to the company’s continued success.  It was a great afternoon to celebrate the Colorado Companies to Watch award!

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Oktoberfest Celebration

 

October is here!  With the first full fall month comes a plethora of parties.  Performance Mobility in Sandy, Utah is so excited to have our first Oktoberfest party.  Come join us for a fun filled day of Prizes, Bruats & Root Beer.  We will also have local vendors such as Vocational Rehab, National Ability Center, and Splore are just to name a few that will be joining us.  Get in the know and don’t miss out on this “Fall-Tastic” Event! Join us for the fun on October 18th from  11am to 3pm at our Sandy, UT location at 9082 South 300 West, we can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Performance Mobility is one of the United States premier mobility companies, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. Performance Mobility is proud to offer a full line of mobility products including home and vehicle lifts, mobility vehicles, and mobility accessories. For more information about Performance Mobility, visit www.performancemobility.com.

 

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Performance Mobility Partners with Crytico

 

Performance Mobility has joined forces with Crytico to help launch an exciting new website for the disabled community.  Crytico.com is a website for you to write or read reviews on your experience with Performance Mobility as well as a variety of mobility products such as wheelchairs, home stair lifts, transfer seats, wheelchair vans, etc.  This is a community Website where you can tell your peers what you think about the various products you use and own as well as the companies, like ours, you do business with.

“A ground breaking website like Crytico.com could not be possible without partners like Performance Mobility”, said Monique McGivney, a mobility advocate with Crytico.  “Our goal at Crytico is to make the website user-friendly, informative and useful.  During this pilot phase of the site, Performance Mobility will be helping us hit those goals by being a part of our advisory panel that will consist of mobility manufacturers, mobility dealers and consumers.  We don’t want to think we have all the answers at Crytico, and want to enlist opinions and feedback to make Crytico.com the best website it can be.”

During the month of September, 2014, all authenticated reviewers on www.crytico.com will be entered in to a drawing for an iPad!  To write a review on Crytico, click here http://www.crytico.com/and after your review is authenticated, your name will be entered into the drawing!

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Customer Appreciation Day

Performance Mobility’s Annual Customer Appreciation Day in Portland is being held on September 13th, 2014 from 11 AM to 4 PM at our West side location.  The staff from our Oregon stores will be on hand to meet and greet old and new customers to show them that we appreciate their loyalty and business. The team is looking forward to this opportunity to enjoy a fun day with them. There will be a free delicious BBQ and raffles every 30 minutes for some great prizes. The grand prize this year will be an Ipad mini.  We will have representatives from all of our car manufacturers including MV-1, Braun, VMI, and Mobility SVM.

As a kick off to the college football season, the theme for this year’s Customer Appreciation Day is football tailgating.  So whether you are an Oregon Ducks fan or a supporter of the mighty Oregon Beavers, wear your favorite hat or shirt to come and show your allegiance to your favorite team!

Introducing the MV-1!  These handicap vehicles have been designed from the ground up with wheelchair users and service providers in mind. The MV-1 mobility vehicle is the only original equipment manufacturer vehicle that meets ADA guidelines.  Be sure you don’t leave without seeing the new 2014 Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge and Honda wheelchair accessible mini-vans. We will have many models available to see.  The Mobility SVM truck offers wheelchair accessibility with a lift in the driver or passenger side entry and a V8 powered engine.

We have brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles in stock and as always, we have a great variety of slightly used converted minivans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. We have many products to offer that will assist our disabled customer’s everyday life to make it as easy as possible!

Please come see the Portland West team on Saturday, September 13th so Performance Mobility staff can show our appreciation to our amazing customers!

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