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Mobility Club
Come join us for a straightforward and entertaining perspective on sexuality and intimacy with a SCI/D…with all its bumps and turns. Enjoy a lively exchange of ideas about relationships with and without disabilities. Led by Liz Treston, a well-known advocate,  teacher and writer. (Mature audiences only.)

FREE community service sponsored by Bussani Mobility.

Please RSVP to dcaiazzo@wegetyouthere.com or 845-429-7983.


On May 8 from 6-8pm, the New York Mobility Club is holding a FREE event for people with disabilities. Guest speakers from ADA Lifestyles of New York and SureHands will talk about “Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users.” Also included are social activities, refreshments, and giveaways…all in an accessible environment. Easy parking is provided.

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We learned all about the miracle of service dogs at the New York Mobility Club last night…and it was fascinating! These incredible canine companions really do help adults and children with disabilities to live more independent lives. They assist, day and night, in the most practical of ways.

Yvonne Dagger, President of the Long Island Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and an experienced puppy raiser, demonstrated with 5-month old puppy in training, Dagger. He sported a smart-looking yellow CCI jacket showing that he’s still in training.

It takes about a year to train the dogs. The puppy raisers are volunteers who live and work with them to get them ready for service. CCI uses treats (and lots of praise) to motivate and teach the commands. Eventually, the dogs do the commands just for the “Good Boy!” praise of their human [...]

Next Wednesday on April 10 from 6-8pm, the New York Mobility Club is holding a FREE event for people with disabilities. A guest speaker from
Canine Companions for Independence
will talk about “The Miracle of Service Dogs” and give participants a chance meet some of their exceptional dogs and their trainers.

In addition, a mini-trade show of products for independent living will be hosted by
Maxi-Aids
.

The event is sponsored by
Bussani Mobility Team
(the leading provider of automotive mobility solutions for people with disabilities on Long Island), and will take place at the company’s new showroom at 401 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY.

The New York Mobility Club is a local community group that supports people living with physical disabilities. A FREE community service, the group meets on the second Wednesday of each [...]

We wanted to share a few tidbits with you from the
Bussani Mobility
March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting, which was all about Adaptive Sports.


Tony Fitzgerald (a paralympian and 3-sport athlete who currently plays for the NY rangers and Long Island Roughriders sled hockey teams) shared his insights into how sports can have a curative effect. He said: “Wheelchair sports are not just sports, they’re therapy. Everybody can find a sport that they can customize, adapt, or improvise. You can do amazing things.”

 


In taking questions from the group, he got into the nitty gritty of how things work. One participant said he doesn’t have the hand strength to grip a hockey stick. And Tony responded, “You don’t need it. You’d be amazed at what a little duct tape can [...]

We’ll be covering two great topics at our March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting: All About Adaptive Sports & How to Work with ACCES-VR. And there’s a big sports giveaway. See you in Smithtown! Click on the image for details.


The lead story in our January/February issue of the “Behind the Wheel at Bussani” customer enewsletter was all about starting the year off right with a safe exercise program. HOPEFitness (a fitness center on Long Island that’s dedicated to individuals with all types of disabilities) gave us some very practical tips.

The newsletter also talks about:

–How to Save Money on Auto Care
–How John DeVeglio Got His Independence Back
–New York Mobility Club
–Who is Andrew Parente?
–and…A Little History About Bussani

Click on the image above to see the newsletter!

The next New York Mobility Club meeting is Feb. 13 (6-8pm) at Bussani Mobility’s new Smithtown showroom (401 Middle Country Road).


Guest speaker Mary Peterson, CTC, from Able to Travel, will tell the group all they need to know about Accessible Travel. She’ll give the inside scoop about hotels, cruises, air travel — and how to travel hassle-free.

A FREE community service, the New York Mobility Club was designed to be a warm, friendly place where people with disabilities and their loved ones can go to talk and learn about all sorts of resources to help them live more independent and fulfilling lives. The atmosphere is uplifting and positive. Participants share their stories, challenges and successes.

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We meet once a month, every second Wednesday of each month. The group is sponsored by Bussani Mobility Team. For [...]

Resources, Social Opportunities and Giveaways in a Friendly, Accessible Environment

A new local community group is starting up next week to support people living with physical disabilities. The New York Mobility Club, which is sponsored by Bussani Mobility Team, will have its first meeting on January 9, 2013 from 6-8pm at the company’s new Smithtown, NY, location (401 Middle Country Road).

A FREE community service, the group was designed to be a warm, friendly place where people with disabilities and their loved ones can go to talk and learn about all sorts of resources to help them live more independent and fulfilling lives. The atmosphere will be uplifting and positive. Participants will share their stories, challenges and successes. Bussani Mobility Team created the group as an extension of its core mission and its primary promise to its customers: “If You Can Dream It, We Can Get You There.”

At each session, a guest speaker [...]

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