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Performance Mobility Opens New Denver South Location

In another significant expansion of service area to clients in Denver, Colorado, Performance Mobility, a recognized industry leading provider of Wheelchair Accessible Vans and Scooter Lifts for individuals with physical disabilities, will be opening a new south Denver location.

 Performance Mobility is expanding service to Denver, Colorado southern communities with a new location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado that is now open!  With the new Denver South location, Performance Mobility gains two locations in the greater Denver metro area.  In addition to the two stores in Denver, Performance Mobility also offers a location in Colorado Springs.  There are now a total of eight Performance Mobility locations in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon to assist you with all of your mobility needs.  Kevin Durban, the President of Performance Mobility said, “We continuously strive for new ways to expand our services and provide convenient access to the finest wheelchair accessible solutions for our customers.  We are really pleased to serve the individuals in southern Denver including Highlands Ranch, Ken Caryl, Aurora, Castle Pines, Elizabeth, Parker and Greenwood Village, Colorado with this new centrally located store.”    

 To find out more about Performance Mobility, please visit our website at www.PerformanceMobility.com  Performance Mobility has locations in Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO Highlands Ranch, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. 

 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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The Season for Travel

BraunAbility Entervan

The spring and summer season are right around the corner which means it is time to hit the open road!  All of the states that Performance Mobility serves are abundant in natural beauty with great destinations for a vacation. Make sure to see the beautiful mountains and scenery in Oregon, Colorado and Utah. Arizona has amazing weather and is a great weekend get away spot. There are wheelchair accessible vehicles to rent at every store for your convenience.  Call today to RESERVE EARLY for your rental vehicle!  Book YOUR Rental Today! http://www.performancemobility.com/rentals/

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Performance Mobility is at the Lane County Home & Garden Show

2016 Lane County Home & Garden Show

Performance Mobility will be in attendance at the 2016 Lane County Home and Garden Show in Eugene, Oregon!

Discover the Lane County Home and Garden Show with a wide variety of exhibitor booths and springtime gardens to visit!  The Lane County Home and Garden Show is an exciting event that Performance Mobility will have a booth at this 2016 year.  Garden enthusiasts and flock to the yearly garden show!  The admission and parking are FREE!  The show takes place at the Lane Events Center- Fairgrounds at the Convention Center and Expo Halls, 796 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402.  Those who attend the weekend event have the opportunity to view the beautiful landscape and gardens, learn the latest landscaping ideas, talk to professional home improvement and landscaping experts, attend educational seminars, landscaping demonstrations, showcase exhibits, and much more. New exhibits are introduced every year.  Performance
Mobility representatives will be located at the booth space with the MV-1.

Click here to visit the Lane County Home & Garden Show website!

The Performance Mobility staff will be featuring the MV-1 with an in-floor ramp.  The MV-1 design is very exciting!  We can’t wait to show you the new wheelchair accessible vehicle made from the ground up.  The Performance Mobility team will be there all weekend..  We can show the MV-1 and give you one of our new Performance Mobility brochures!

The Eugene Home and Garden Show runs March10th through the March 13th. Stop by the Performance Mobility booth to check out the MV-1.  We look forward to seeing you there!

mv-1 offered at Performance Mobility

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MDA Muscle Walk of the Greater Phoenix Area

MDA Muscle Walk

The annual MDA Muscle Walk of the Greater Phoenix area is a fun way to support the MDA Association and take part in this morning of walking with your community.  The Muscle Walk is held at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona.  Performance Mobility is a proud sponsor of the MDA Muscle Walk.  The Phoenix team is excited to be a part of this exciting day!  The Ram Promaster is wheelchair accessible providing a new level of comfort and travel for a large group.  The Promaster has a huge interior space for multiple passengers to fit comfortably during travel.   Come see it at the MDA Muscle Walk at the Performance Mobility booth.  Registration begins at 8 am, the walk begins at 9.  We hope that you join us on Saturday at the MDA Muscle Walk of the Greater Phoenix area.

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UCAT Program Go Baby Go

 

Wheelchair Accessible Power Wheels

UCAT has an awesome program that converts children’s electric cars so that a child in a wheelchair can ride in them.

Tonya Giesbers from the Utah location saw on Facebook that UCAT (Utah Center Assistive Technology) was in need of three Power Wheels Cars for children.  They adapt these cars for children with disabilities.  Robert and Tonya from the Utah store, decided to personally donate 3 cars on the behalf of Performance Mobility.  Great work to the UCAT and Performance Mobility Sandy team with all of your hard work to get these cars made for the kids!

Check out Utah Kids on the Move!

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Performance Mobility at the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show

Colorado Garden & Home Show

Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s longest running and impressive garden and home show where you can visit over 1,400 booths and 700 companies.  You also get to see the most incredible gardens and home improvement experts that attend this amazing show.  The Colorado Garden & Home Show, at the Colorado Convention Center – 700 14th St. Denver CO, is an exciting event that Performance Mobility has enjoyed participating in past years. Garden enthusiasts and flock to the yearly garden show presented by the Colorado Garden & Home Show. Those who attend the nine-day event have the opportunity to view an acre of exquisitely landscape gardens, learn the latest landscaping ideas, talk to professional home improvement and landscaping experts, attend educational seminars, landscaping demonstrations, showcase exhibits, and much more. New exhibits are introduced every year.  This year’s theme is “Metamorphosis” which is going to be spectacular in the displays of floral arrangements and gardens.  Don’t miss the theater sessions and the 9 News Hot Products Zone! Performance Mobility representatives will be located at new booth space by the main entrance to show you the brand new wheelchair accessible SUV.

The Performance Mobility staff will be at booth 907 featuring the brand new 2015 Ford Explorer MXV by BraunAbility with an in-floor ramp conversion. This innovative new design is very exciting!  We can’t wait to show you the new wheelchair accessible SUV by BraunAbility. The Performance Mobility team will be there every day so come down to the Colorado Convention Center so that we can show the MXV and give you one of our new Performance Mobility brochures.

Along with a chance to meet our staff and see the amazing wheelchair accessible vehicle, the proceeds raised from the annual show also supports projects such as school landscaping, related educational programs, community gardens, and more. Notable projects that received financial support from the Colorado Garden & Home Show include the Historic Rose Garden, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Western Colorado Botanical Society’s “Weddle Native Colorado Garden” in Grand Junction, and a variety of projects at The Denver Botanic Gardens.

The Colorado Garden and Home Show continues February 13th through the February 21st.  Stop by the Performance Mobility booth to check out the BraunAbility MXV built on the 2015 Ford Explorer.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Portland International Auto Show

BraunAbility MXV

The Portland Oregon Team will be at The Portland International Auto Show on January 28th-31st, 2016 held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  We are excited to showcase the BraunAbility’s brand new MXV Ford Explorer conversion as well as the BraunAbility and the Vantage Mobility International (VMI) minivan conversions. We will also have the very unique and rugged MV-1. There is something to fit everyone’s needs.  Bring your questions and come see us. It’s a great opportunity to see what is new on the market in wheelchair chair conversion vehicles. You will also enjoy a fun filled day at the largest indoor event in Oregon.

For show times visit: www.portlandautoshow.com

 

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Performance Mobility Customer and Friend Reveca Torres Awarded 2015 Person of the Year by New Mobility Magazine

2015 New Mobility Magazine Person of the Year - Reveca Torres

New Mobility Magazine's 2015 Person of the Year - Reveca Torres


Performance Mobility is very proud that our Portland customer and friend, Reveca Torres has been awarded 2015 person of the year by New Mobility Magazine. This is a huge honor and the community and Oregon team are very proud of her.

Reveca was injured on New Year’s Eve. Dec. 31, 1995 in an automobile accident with her family, she was only 13 years old at the time. This accident left her with a C5-6 spinal cord injury.

Reveca is the founder of Backbones. BACKBONES exist to help people with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and their families connect with their communities. They do that by creating events and experiences that promote awareness and engage people of all abilities. BACKBONES is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Reveca is also an artist, storyteller, humanitarian and extremely motivated in every area of her life.   In 2002, she traveled to England on an exchange program with Mobility International USA. Reveca then decided she would apply to the University of Arizona and in 2004 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, with an emphasis in costume design. In 2006, her next trip was to Costa Rican rain forest. This time she was a group leader with Mobility International. She wanted to give to others the peer support that she did not have during the early stages of her recovery and rehabilitation.

Reveca is very proud of an art exhibit where she paired 21 nondisabled photographers with 21 wheelchair users to showcase their daily lives. To see this piece in it’s entirely please visit vmuseum.com/rtw/ .

As you can see, Reveca is an amazing young lady and most definitely deserves this prestigious award of 2015 Person of the Year.

Way to go Reveca!

Please visit: backbonesonline.com

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Performance Mobility Set to Open Scottsdale, AZ Location in 2016

Performance Mobility coming to Scottsdale, AZ

Performance Mobility is expanding into Scottsdale, Arizona with a new location in 2016!  With the new Scottsdale retail store, Performance Mobility now offers two locations in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metro area.  There are now a total of eight Performance Mobility locations in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon to assist you with all of your mobility needs.  Kevin W. Durban, the President of Performance Mobility stated, “We continuously strive for new ways to expand our service offering and geographic reach for the convenience of our customers.  We are really pleased to serve the community in Scottsdale and the wider Phoenix metro region with this new location in Scottsdale.”

To find out more about Performance Mobility, please visit our website at www.PerformanceMobility.com  Performance Mobility has locations in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO.

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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The Presley Family Gets a Wheelchair Van!


Until a few months ago, James Presley drove his son William (who is in a wheelchair) to school every day in their wheelchair van.  William has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and lost the ability to walk when he was 10 years old.  Unfortunately, their wheelchair van broke down, so James started walking his son to school every day.  Needless to say, the 2.5 miles to and from William’s high school was a long way to go without transportation.

Performance Mobility was contacted by James and a new relationship was formed!  Terry Chleboun, the General Manager at the Denver West location of Performance Mobility, was instrumental in helping James and William find a used wheelchair van that was a great fit for their needs.  A local TV station also provided a profile of the Presley family which helped raise over $15,000 dollars on their Go Fund Me site.  Performance Mobility was able to offer a $10,000 discount towards the van purchase, making it possible for the Preleys to acquire a low mileage, reliable vehicle.  Together the community came to help a family in need!   William and James took their vehicle home from Performance Mobility the week before Thanksgiving!  It was a happy day for everyone involved.  Steve Art, the Economic Development Director for the city of Wheat Ridge, also came by to meet this wonderful family the day they took delivery of their wheelchair van.

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