POMONA – Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation will hold its 2nd annual Ability Fair on Wednesday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stockton University Campus Center in Galloway.
The Ability Fair will showcase more than 60 vendors, offering products and services designed to help seniors and individuals with physical challenges lead more mobile and fulfilling lives. Sponsors include Mobility 123, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, DePaul Healthcare and Faces4Autism.
The event’s Master of Ceremonies is Michael Braxton, Atlantic City Police Department Community Relations Officer and Rio 2016 Paralympic hopeful. He has garnered a large community following on his quest to attend this summer’s games and will talk to show attendees about his injury and progress.
Vendors will answer questions and provide live demonstrations of some of their top products, including power wheelchairs, ramps, home remodeling, accessible cars and assistive devices. A seasoned “ReWalker” will showcase the exoskeleton by using the device to walk across the stage. There will be an inclusive dance performance from Happy Hearts Dance Camp, a therapy horse from Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center and Lucy, the world record holder for smallest therapy dog.
Faces4Autism is sponsoring two guest speakers in the Campus Center Theatre. Jerry Turning, author of “Bacon and Juice Boxes: Our Life with Autism” and Eileen Carmody Shaklee, “Autism with a Side of Fries.” Both speakers are very well known on social media. Mora Pluchino, DPT and Bacharach’s Pediatric Coordinator will host a discussion on Developmental Milestones in Children.
The Ability Fair is free, open to the public and scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. Registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit www.abilityfair.com.