MEDIchair Nanaimo's Scooter Safety Course Draws Large Crowd


May 18, 2007

A crowd of approximately 100 people attended MEDIchair Nanaimo’s first ever Mobility Scooter Safety Course. “We are very pleased with the turnout and the positive feedback from both industry professionals and area residents who participated in the safety course,” says Mickey Jahelka, co-owner, MEDIchair Nanaimo. “We are definitely going to hold this public safety event again next year.”

In co-operation with local RCMP, BC Transit, Occupational Therapists, scooter manufacturers and the Insurance Corporation of BC, MEDIchair hosted its inaugural Mobility Scooter Rodeo at its store parking lot on Bowen Road. During the three-hour free event, area residents heard presentations from industry professionals, witnessed proper product use demonstrations, and received hands-on opportunities to test drive scooters and power wheel chairs through a safety course. Residents also got to see first hand how buses and vans can be made scooter and wheel chair friendly.

“MEDIchair Nanaimo is one of the largest suppliers of mobility scooters and power wheel chairs on Vancouver Island,” explains Jahelka. “We believe strongly in giving back to the community and in being proactive about the proper and safe use of mobility scooters and power wheel chairs.”

About MEDIchair ‘the home medical equipment specialists’

MEDIchair, a LifeMark Health Management company, is North America’s largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada.

MEDIchair stores carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety products, home accessibility solutions, and soft/disposable personal health care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and bracing. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries, and aging. MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution for each customer. MEDIchair also promotes good health through its public education and awareness programs, and through its adherence to best practice management.