The LA Abilities Expo: Something for Everyone

The Abilities Expo brings together people with disabilities, their loved ones and healthcare professionals to build community with each other, learn about the latest trends in adaptive products and services and try new activities. It’s a great mix of fun and education.

At Home Medical was an exhibitor, and we got to meet customers, talk about our products and see some cool new trends in the world of ability-enhancing products and services.

One of the coolest things about the Expo this year was the world’s largest wheelchair painting! Zot Artz Arts for All supplied some really cool equipment that allowed us to co-create a one-of-a-kind work of art.

mural-8002Photo courtesy of Zot Artz

The calendar was jam-packed with events – from wheelchair dancing to yoga. There really was something for everyone.

On the educational side of things, there were some great workshops about accessible fashion, preparing for emergencies and so much more.

One of the highlights was a presentation by Bob “4 Wheel Bob” Coomber, America’s #1 Wheelchair Hiker. He talked about how important it is to get outside and spend a little time in nature. He also showed how everyone can enjoy the therapy that Mother Nature provides – no matter what their abilities are.

If you’re looking forward to next year’s Expo, it’ll be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 24-27, 2017.

Can’t make it to LA? The Abilities Expo is held in several cities throughout the year, so there may be one near you. Check out the site to learn more.

Did you go to the Expo? If so, what was you favorite part? Tell us in the comments below.

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