Abilities Expo showcases essentials for seniors

Abilities Expo is for Senior, too

Most seniors will tell you that they do not have a disability. They just need a little help every now and then. We get it and we can be that help.

Abilities Expo has customized its vast offerings into a targeted list of exhibits, workshops and activities geared toward anyone eligible for AARP. Use the following information to plan your ideal Abilities Expo senior experience.

Here's what we did in 2013. Stay tuned for 2014! 

Highlights Products & Services Workshops Events & Activities

Highlights

Dance Demo and Workshop Assistance Dog Demonstration

Learn the latest dance moves from hip hop sensation, the Walk and Roll Dance Team!

Assistance AnimalsAssistance Horses

Watch how clever canines open up the possibilities for their human partners. You'll even get the chance to learn some basic commands for the dogs and learn how horses can help people with disabilities. (Actual horses on site!)

Great WorkshopsGreat Workshops

Don't miss these dynamic, informative sessions on November 22-23. In addition to some great topics on the issue that matter to the community, there are two travel workshops, one on each day.

Hand CyclingHand Cycling

Hop on the bike! Come and try hand cycling, a form on adaptive cycling that enables athletes of all abilities and ages to ride a "bike" exclusively using the upper body.

Products and services

Check out thousands of products and services to improve your life. You may click on "Advanced Search" to target exhibitors by product category. Once you select an exhibitor, you can see what they have to officer, "Map it" to find out where they are on the show floor and/or click the green + sign to add it to your person event plan.

Workshops

The following workshops are geared for adults (and parents) with disabilities. Click the session title for a full description.

Friday,  November 22, 2013
11:45am - 12:45pm
How to Select the Right Accessible Vehicle for You

11:45am – 12:45pm
Fitness for All Abilities

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wheelchair Standers: Stand for Function!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Planning Accessible Travel

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Clinical Trials: How to Find Them, What You Need To Know

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Push for More! Getting the Wheelchair that Works for You

3:45pm-4:45pm
Accessible and Affordable Home Ownership for People with Disabilities and Their Families

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ramping Up To The Outdoors: Outdoor Recreation for Everyone

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:45am - 12:45pm
How to Select the Right Accessible Vehicle for You

11:45am - 12:45pm
An Educational Approach using Horse Boy Method: No Horses Required

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Travel the World! Tips for People with Disabilities or Who Are Aging

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tiphany Adams Tips for Living Well

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Accessible Dance Class

3:45pm – 4:45pm
How to Make the World Listen: Sharpen Your Advocacy Skills

Events & Activities

Of our full spectrum of events and activities, the following will appeal to adults with disabilities. Check back soon as more will be added. Click on the event for more information.

All Day, Every Day
Adaptive Sailing – Booth #322
Hand Cycling

Friday, November 22, 2013
11:00am - 5:00pm
Meet Paralympian Jennifer French – Booth #322

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Hip Hop Performing Touring Troupe and the Showboaters Touring Ensemble

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dance Performance and InMotion Workshop

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Dance Demo and Workshop

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Permobil Booth #501

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Adaptive Dance Performance and Workshop

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Author – Jennifer French, Author of "On My Feet Again"

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00am - 5:00pm
Meet Paralympian Jennifer French – Booth #322

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Assistance Dogs Demonstration

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Dance Demo and Workshop

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Permobil Booth #501

Sunday, November 24, 2013

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Dance Demo and Workshop

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Permobil Booth #501

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Assistance Dogs Demonstration

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