October 19th, 2015
El Centro College in Dallas is holding their annual “Weaving Together Community | Disability Awareness Day” and Wheelchair Basketball Game this Wednesday, October 21. Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all campuses.
The DisAbility Awareness Day Fair starts off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. when representatives from various agencies and businesses will be present, in the Main Campus Student Center, to give out information on services and mobility. Administrators, faculty, and staff will spend half the day simulating different disabilities for a hands-on feel for what it is like to be disabled and get around the campus.
The annual Wheelchair Basketball Game is from 1-3 p.m. in the ECC Gymnasium (C-220). Selected players from El Centro Staff will be shooting hoops against the Dallas Police Department team.
ACG Medical Supply is extremely proud to, once again, provide six wheelchairs for the basketball game. This is a favorite part of the day and is sure to give encouragement – plus entertainment – on what it is like to play sports being wheelchair bound.
The main El Centro College campus is located at 801 Main Street in Dallas. For information on how you can help or attending the activities, contact ECC DisAbility Services at 214-860-2411.
October 15th, 2015
The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce will hold their tenth annual “Taste & Trade of Rowlett” event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Rowlett High School, 4700 President George Bush Turnpike.
The “Taste & Trade of Rowlett” is an opportunity to showcase some of the Rowlett community’s finest eateries and businesses. Last year over 300 people attended and had a great time sampling the foods and visiting the many local business booths. The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce expects over 40 vendors at the October 22 extravaganza.
Advance tickets are now on sale through the Chamber for $5 a person. Tickets at the door will be $7 each. Children ages four and under are admitted free. Drop by the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, located at 4418 Main Street, or call the Chamber at 972-475-3200 for more information.
ACG Medical Supply hopes that you will join in on the “Taste and Trade of Rowlett” in an effort to support our fine local businesses. Remember to shop locally first!
October 7th, 2015
Save The Date! Grand Opening on Tues, Nov 17, 2015
We’re reaching out to our Bedford Showroom customers about the official Grand Opening event for Silverado Southlake from 4-7 pm, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Silverado Southlake invites you to come and experience what is possible in memory care. Tour the new community to see the innovative features and hear the research outcomes highlighting positive results from Silverado’s care methods.
This Silverado Memory Care Community is located at 2001 E. Kirkwood Boulevard in Southlake. The community is staffed with a team specially trained in the challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia.
The staff at ACG Medical Supply feels it is important to keep our valued customers informed about local health-related events. We are here to help patients and caregivers in any way possible. Please call us at 972-463-0737 in Rowlett or 817-685-8883 in Bedford.
October 6th, 2015
Rehab everywhere you go! FREE In-home or Showroom Demonstrations
The Profhand Pedal Wheelchair, in use since 2009, has created a new category for patient therapy and mobility. This unique wheelchair was originally designed for stroke patients to allow the ability to train an afflicted weaker leg by exercising the healthy leg. Results showed that by putting the healthy leg in motion, the patient’s afflicted leg may be stimulated as the muscles contract. This innovative wheelchair now acts as a daily exercise device for people with Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, a stroke, balance concerns for fall prevention, amputees, diabetics, recoverers from a fractured foot or leg, those with hip or knee problems, and power mobility users. The Profhand pedal wheelchair will help those benefit with a better form of exercise and independence.
The Pedal Wheelchair comes in two sizes. The Medium model has a 16-inch seat and will accommodate users up to 5’4″ in height depending on individual body type. The user weight limit for the Medium model is 220 pounds with the chair weighing approximately 30 pounds. The Large chair has an 18-inch seat and accommodates users up to 6’4″ in height. Its maximum user weight limit is 300 pounds and comes in weighing at 38.8 pounds. The Pedal Wheelchair is made with an aluminum frame and comes in color choices of Red or Yellow.
Putting the “Fun” back in “Functional” users will gain greater independence wherever they please. The tight-turn capability allows it to be maneuvered in small spaces often found in homes, rooms, elevators, and hallways. Easily go to social activities and visit family and friends while simultaneously getting beneficial exercise. This ability of self-locomotion may truly bring about renewed happiness, a feeling of independence and an approved mental outlook and pleasure from increased mobility ability!
The Profhand Pedal Wheelchair starts at just $2,500 and ACG is happy to provide FREE in-home demonstrations! Or, drop by either the Bedford or Rowlett Showroom to test drive the chair for yourself. We’re here to make your life more independent and mobile starting today.
Call us at 972-463-0737 for your FREE In-home or Showroom Demonstration!
October 1st, 2015
TRAN Texas Action Network will host the North Texas Walk ‘n Roll Celebration from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 24. The event is at Backman Lake Park, 3500 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas.
All people with disabilities, their families and friends are invited to this FREE walk and roll. Bring your white cane, wheelchair or rollator, walker or just your own two feet to join in the walk. This event is intended to foster community awareness about people with disabilities and your attendance can help change perceptions about the disabled.
To pre-register, buy a Walk ‘n Roll Event T-shirt or sign up to volunteer, visit the North Texas Walk ‘n Roll registration site. There is no registration fee and all participants must sign a waiver to participate.
ACG Medical Supply hopes that you will join in to show our community the abilities of people rather than Disabilities. We’re here to help keep you mobile and on the go!