National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) recognizes May as National Mobility Awareness Month, as it has done since 2012. This year’s theme is Draw Your Inspirations Into Reality.
This year, however, NMEDA is celebrating a little differently by going virtual to help ensure the health and safety of its members and the communities they serve.
“Over the last 6 weeks, the vast majority of us have found that we are not able to get out to do the things we usually do,” Danny Langfield, NMEDA’s chief executive officer, explains in a media release. “Unfortunately, this experience is all too common for people with mobility challenges. National Mobility Awareness Month is a great opportunity to highlight the variety of mobility solutions, safety features and wheelchair accessible vehicles available so that everyone can live their best life.”
People with disabilities account for reportedly the second-largest minority group in the United States and are the only group where anyone can become a member at any given time with more than 18 million people in the United States and Canada having mobility issues, according to the release.
The goal of National Mobility Awareness Month is to continue to bring awareness and support education for seniors, veterans, caregivers, and people with disabilities regarding the many wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options available for living an active and mobile lifestyle.
[Source(s): National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, PR Newswire]