November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

Every year people gather together to recognize the challenges they face with the diagnosis of lung cancer and to raise awareness for lung cancer. It is through this that people are able to make a difference in lung cancer patients, people who take care of them as well as their friends and families. Special events and targeted fundraising efforts are just few ways communities are coming together to help support

Power Plus Mobility is a proudly Canadian company that manufactures wheelchairs, wheelchair cushions, backs and accessories. We recognize lung cancer and the challenges it cause and want to spread awareness to the public through social media.

How do I get involved?

There are many different ways of getting involved in this and you can find more information about this in www.lungcancercanadada.ca

#LCAM #HopeUnites #GetInvolved

Happy Halloween! 2018

 

Halloween is tomorrow! We at Power Plus Mobility Inc. would like to remind you to be safe and watch out for children while driving. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween 2018!

Power Plus Mobility is your number one wheelchair manufacturer in Toronto. We manufacture wheelchairs, backs, cushions and accessories for wheelchairs. Located in Brampton, we are a proudly Canadian company.

 

World Occupational Therapy Day October 27th

 

What’s the definition of an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. – (WFOT 2012)

 

“The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the international voice of the occupational therapy profession which globally comprises of 101 national occupational therapy professional organisations. World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of WFOT locally, nationally, and internationally.” – ref. wfot.org

 

Occupational Therapist are close to our hearts at Power Plus Mobility because they depend on us to provide a reliable product for their client based on their specific requirements. Power Plus Mobility Inc. is proud to be one of Canada’s leading wheelchair and seating manufacturers. We thank all Occupational Therapists for working with us and helping us along the way to serve the disability community.

 

For more information about World Federation of Occupational Therapists please visit their website at: www.wfot.org

International Stuttering Awareness Day October 22nd

 

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Day is to bring awareness to stuttering, educate the public about stuttering and provide self help associations for those who stutter. The vision for these associations is to share concepts and experiences in stuttering self help and therapies, assisting people who stutter and the parents who have children who stutter.

To learn more about this day and how you can be part of it and help share the awareness please visit the International Stuttering Association’s website at http://www.isastutter.org/what-we-do/isad

At Power Plus Mobility Inc, we make things easier for anyone with any special needs and we are always in the front lines when it comes to helping people move physically. We are a Toronto’s number one wheelchair manufacturer and we do our best to provide the best we can for anyone who has any special needs.

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month October

 

What is Rett Syndrome?

Rett Syndrome is a neuro-developmental condition which effects spoken language and hand use, coupled with the development of distinctive hand stereotypes.
This happens almost exclusively to females and can be diagnosed during infancy. The cause of this syndrome is due to the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett Syndrome can be found in all parts of the world and effects every ten thousand live female births. Early infancy usually appears normal and the symptoms can be seen between 6-18 months of age. Some of the symptoms are:
1. Delay in development, effecting speech in particular
2. Hand skills
3. Manner of walking

“A hallmark of Rett syndrome is repetitive hand movements that may become almost constant while awake. Other more common medical issues encountered include epileptic seizures, muscle stiffness, osteoporosis and scoliosis. Despite its multiple handicaps, Rett syndrome is not a degenerative disease. Many individuals with Rett syndrome live long into adulthood. There is currently no cure.”
– https://www.rett.ca/

For more information about Rett Syndrome and to learn how you can help. Please visit https://www.rett.ca/

Mental Health Awareness Week October 1-7th

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Mental Health Awareness week is a public education campaign to educate Canadians about the mental illness issues and its reality. This was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and coordinated by Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in corporation with all the supports across Canada.

One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW materials featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.” – Camimh.ca

To show your support and learn more about this please visit the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health website at http://www.camimh.ca/mental-illness-awareness-week/about-miaw/

Alberta Funding AADL Approved for Extreme and STP Tilt Wheelchairs!

 

Dear Valued Partner,

I am pleased to inform you that the conditions for listing eligibility of the STP and Extreme Manual Adult Tilt Wheelchairs have been met.

The STP (AADL CODE W304) and Extreme (AADL CODE W305) will be added to Alberta Aids To Daily Living Approved Products List effective October 1st , 2018.

At Power Plus Mobility with our high level of customer service, quality Canadian made products and industry leading turn around time, I look forward to continuing or building a strong relationship with you all.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Sincerely,
Jason Mohan, Pn1
President | Power Plus Mobi l ity Inc.

World Heart Awareness Month September 2018

What’s Heart disease?

Heart disease generally means that there is a problem with the heart and its not in the best of functionality. Some heart diseases are present as a birth condition while others are developed as we get older. These diseases can be prevented by living a healthier lifestyle by eating healthy as well as exercise.

What are the signs of Heart Attack?

It can be any or all or some of the following. If you have all of them, please go to the emergency department immediately.

 

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. Sweating
  3. Upper body discomfort
  4. Light-hardheadedness
  5. Nausea
  6. Shortness of breath

For more information about your heart and other Emergency signs, please visit the heart and stroke website at http://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart

 

 

 

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s month is a campaign that happens every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma about dementia. This year will mark the 7th World Alzheimer’s Month. This campaign was launched in 2012 of September 21 which also makes it the World Alzheimer’s Day.

 

“2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem, that requires global action.” – alz.co.uk

 

Get involved today by contacting the association in Canada at: https://www.alz.co.uk/associations#canada

 

For more information about this topic and how you can be part of this. Visit : https://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month

Acne Awareness Month 2018

Acne affects 90% of teens and up to 1 in 5 women around the world.

“The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada has just launched “Skin Confident”, a 1-hour, healthy skin and acne education program for Canadian high school students with proven, positive results.”

Skin Confident is a program that is freely available for school nurses, teachers and anyone interested in presenting it to high school students in Canada.

“It appears there is no formal teaching about acne at high schools despite the fact that about 90% of students have it,” says Dr. Jason Rivers, Vancouver dermatologist and president of the society. “This is particularly concerning since acne has been shown to affect self-esteem and may cause significant emotional distress.

To read more about this topic and more information about the acne awareness month, visit the acne action Canada website at https://www.acneaction.ca/acne-awareness-month-2018/