RUSSIA - The 22nd Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place next year from February 7 to the 23, in Sochi, Russia. The following video follows a group of wheelchairs from Sochi as they test out the wheelchair accessibility at various venues. The Olympic Park is equipped with lifts and anti-slip ramps that provide access to designated seating to view events. A fleet of wheelchair accessible buses and vans will provide transport from Sochi to the Olympic Park. The 2014 Winter Paralympics will be held from March 7 to March 16, 2014 at the same locations.
November 16, 2013
September 29, 2013
ONTARIO - Belvedere Heights Volunteer Transportation Program is a service of Belvedere Heights, a non-profit organization that provides long term care, residences for seniors, and community support services in Parry Sound, Ontario. Their Community Support Services provides a variety of programs such as Meals on Wheels, Senior Safekeeping, and the Volunteer Transportation which provides rides for eligible residents in the local community 18 years and older who have limited mobility or are wheelchair users. It is a door-to-door service that utilizes a fleet of regular and wheelchair accessible vehicles that are operated by a team of over 20 fully screened and approved volunteer drivers. Belvedere Heights is able to offer Community Support Services though the support of local community donors and organizations, as well as the North East Local Integrated Network from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
September 15, 2013
NEVADA - Medical Transport Company (MTC) is a full service Non-Emergency Medical Transportion (NEMT) company that provides services throughout the entire Las Vegas Valley including Henderson and Boulder City. They also also licensed to provide long distance NEMT transports throughout Nevada, Arizona, California, and Utah. Services include oxygen, bedside transfers, and bariatric transport chairs up to 500 lbs. All their drivers are professionally trained and CPR certified. Their vehicle fleet is equipped with GPS and can accommodate both wheelchair and stretchers. In the following video the Marketing Liaison at MTC goes into further detail about how they are of benefit to seniors in the community. To find similar companies in that area, go to Nevada NEMT Services.