Ability Center Acquires Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa

San Diego, CA December 28, 2017 – Ability Center announced today the acquisition of Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa, CA.  Ability Center is a mobility equipment dealer that sells, installs and services mobility equipment including scooters/wheelchairs, wheelchair accessible vans, driving aids, turning seats and wheelchair lifts.  The purchase expands the Ability Center footprint in California from seven to eight locations.

“Our 14th location allows us at Ability Center to help more people in the disabled community with an expanded footprint in California,” said Darrell Heath, Ability Center’s CEO.  “The North Bay has been on our radar for a couple of years as it helps fill the gap between our Sacramento store and our Central Coast and Central Valley locations.  The Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa store is a welcomed addition to Ability Center Family.”  said Heath.

As a certified QAP (Quality Assurance Program) and NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association) member, Ability Center is able to transform the lives of those living with disabilities and grant each of their clients added independence and the ability to get behind the wheel of their own wheelchair accessible vehicle.  QAP or Quality Assurance Program is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment, wheelchair accessible vehicle, and wheelchair lift industry.  It is based on the guiding principle that quality is the ultimate key to operating a successful business.

Accessible Mobility Center of Santa Rosa, formerly Adaptability, has been in the North Bay of California for over 30 years.  The tenured staff will remain on with Ability Center and continue their impact in the Santa Rosa community helping people find safe and reliable transportation solutions.  This 14th Ability Center location will share inventory of their wheelchair accessible vans with the other 13 locations which allows local consumers access to over 200 vehicles in four states.

Ability Center of Santa Rosa showroom hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday by appointment only.  Call 866-405-6806 with any questions or email info@abilitycenter.com

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Give the Gift of Charity

As we enter the holiday season and the close of 2017, what better way to show your appreciation than to give the gift of giving.  We all are busy decorating our houses and shopping for those perfect gifts for loved ones as it’s an exciting time of year.

What if we all donated a little time and or money for those who may not be as fortunate as us?  Here are some suggestions we came up with to share the love with some strangers this holiday season.

  1. Small monetary donations – get the kids involved.   Let your kids know that you will be spending some of their gift on charities and make it a positive and learning experience for the children.  Let them choose the charity to which they will donate that extra $10, $20 or any monetary donation.  Imagine if 100 kids donated $10, that’s $1000 for people who are in need!  Here are some organizations they can look into:
    GoFundMe – Together as a family you can look in your community for people who are in need of medical equipment, help with medical assistance, etc.  Imagine following that person on their journey and know you helped them.
    Non-Profit Organizations for people with disabilities – Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Rett Syndrome, etc. all have local chapters and are in need of donations.
    Non-Profits Near Me is a website that you can research what organizations are in your community that you may want to help.

2. Volunteerism – not all of us can afford to give to an organization financially but what about our time?  Giving 5 hours, 10 hours can go a long way not only for the non-profit organization but what we all get out of helping those less fortunate.  Some great organizations are:
Best Buddies – Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
MDA Summer Camp Volunteer – Spend a week at MDA Summer Camp! Volunteers provide campers with around-the-clock care and become a youngster’s friend for a week.

charity holiday cards

3. Get and Give – Many non profit organizations have Christmas Cards available for purchase and those monies help fund the charity.  This is another fun way to get involved in a charity at a small level and feel good knowing you did something good.  We buy Christmas Cards anyway…why not get and give?  Here is an example of a Children’s Hospital in AZ, http://phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/artworks/purchase/.

Remember that every little bit helps…especially if more of us give those small amounts of time and money go a long way.  Happy Holidays from Ability Center.

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