Yesterday was Independent Living Education Day at the State House. The event is a great opportunity to educate lawmakers on the challenges persons with disabilities face and the role REquipment plays to support their community living. Below is my testimony: Crossing a Boston street, a woman using a power-assist manual wheelchair broke her front caster on the trolley track. Her DME company said it would take 2 weeks to get the part and fix it.… REquipment Attends Independent Living Education DayRead REquipment Attends Independent Living Education Day
On March 3rd, Senator Harriette Chandler invited our durable medical reuse program to her community access TV show Beacon Hill Chat. Sen. Chandler learned about us at a recent legislative forum hosted by Easter Seals, the Center for Living and Working and Elder Services of Worcester. She clearly loved the program’s mission and wanted to assist us with spreading the word among her constituents in Central Massachusetts. We were delighted! Senator Chandler expected to interview… Beacon Hill Chat Spotlights REquipment!Read Beacon Hill Chat Spotlights REquipment!
Spring is only two weeks away and in some places the crocuses are already blooming! National Seating and Mobility (NSM), a durable medical equipment company serving Massachusetts, recently started spring cleaning early in concert with their move to new quarters. As a result of their cleaning, they donated many pieces of durable medical equipment to REquipment including… 6 manual wheelchairs, 5 power wheelchairs, 1 scooter, 1 sling lift, 7 tub/shower chairs, 1 stander, 1 positioning… National Seating and Mobility is Spring Cleaning — How about You?Read National Seating and Mobility is Spring Cleaning — How about You?
REquipment’s new program director brings a wealth of experience and expertise. Last week, Jennifer Baker joined the REquipment, Inc. staff after more than thirteen years with the New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oakhill in Connecticut. “I needed a new adventure,” she says. “Helping to streamline and grow the Commonwealth’s newly-statewide DME reuse program just looked like a logical fit.” Jennifer was instrumental in the formation of the NEAT reuse program in Hartford thirteen… Search Over!Read Search Over!