Trackchair Press Release

Oct 11, 2019

Contact: Sue Premo, Executive Director

920-393-1045 or suep@optionsil.org

Date: October 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Options for Independent Living has become a host site for

Access Ability Wisconsin's All-terrain Outdoor Wheelchair!

Green Bay, Wis.- Options for Independent Living is happy to announce that it now has an all-terrain outdoor wheelchair available for use thanks to Access Ability Wisconsin (www.AccessAbilityWI.org). The outdoor wheelchair can be borrowed through Options by reserving online, at https://locations.accessabilitywi.org/Hosts/GreenBay-BrownCounty or calling (920)490-0500. The chair is ideally suited for people with mobility related disabilities, giving them the ability to enjoy the great outdoors while navigating through all types of terrain. It will give some people access to outdoor activities they've never been able to take part in and others will be able to resume activities they had to give up because of an illness, injury, or age-related impairments.

“Our mission at Options is to empower people with disabilities to live independent and productive lives," said Sue Premo, Executive Director. “We're really excited to help people be able to have equal access to so many outdoor activities through use of the Trackchair. People have already contacted us to use the chair for camping, hunting, farming, and more."

Autumn Nordall uses a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury. When asked about her plans to use the chair, Autumn said, “Having the Trackchair available opens up so many opportunities for me and my family! My son and I love hiking and are already busy planning our next adventure, this time with the Trackchair!"

A reservation deposit of $50 is required and anyone using the chair must sign a liability form when the chair is checked out and complete a condition report and survey upon its return.

To see a video of the Action TrackChair, go to www.accessabilitywi.org.

Options for Independent Living is a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities to live independent and productive lives. Our services focus on promoting independence and equal access to all facets of life and the community. We know that the lives of people with disabilities and the communities where we live are strengthened when everyone has the opportunity to participate and contribute. Services provided by Options are driven by people with disabilities; the majority of both our staff and board of directors are people who have disabilities. Options serves a 17-county area and is one of nearly 450 independent living centers throughout the country. For more information, call 920-490-0500 or go to www.optionsil.org.