PRESS RELEASE: Hospital to Host Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo

January 30, 2014

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo” on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is open to the public.

This special one-day event will showcase an array of adapted sports and recreation opportunities, along with products and services designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities and seniors, as well as their family, friends and caregivers. Healthcare professionals and volunteers will also find the event to be an excellent resource for the latest information on equipment, devices and services available in the greater New York metropolitan and Hudson Valley region.

The Expo will feature an extensive exhibit fair with representatives from various businesses and organizations, including: auto and van conversions; wheelchairs and scooters; adaptive and durable medical equipment; ramps and lifts and advocacy and travel services. In addition, representatives from organizations offering adapted sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities will also be exhibiting, including: downhill skiing; adapted golf; kayaking; rowing; sailing; handcycling; climbing; gliding and others. Adapted sports equipment will also be on display. Participants will have the opportunity to enter raffles for a variety of prizes.

The event is free of charge and is expected to attract wounded veterans, individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, orthopedic disabilities and other conditions, as well as seniors from throughout the New York metropolitan region. For additional information on exhibiting or attending the event, call the Helen Hayes Hospital Public Relations Office at 845-786-4225.