Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Wheelchair Meet

Date: 6/15/2013
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Shehan Center
  1494 Main St.
Contact: Suzanne Starr
203-610-7836 or 203-637-0798

Wheelchair-dependent children 18 and under are invited to take part in a day of fun at the Cardinal Shehan Center, 1494 Main Street, Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 15, 1–4 p.m., when the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary sponsors its 16th annual Wheelchair Meet.

The Wheelchair Meet consists of several events, including an obstacle course, ball-throwing contest and distance races from 25 to 800 meters. Children participate in a number of categories, based on age, gender and skill level. The entry fee of $5 includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will support Ahlbin Centers programs. For information or to register, call Suzanne Starr at 203-610-7836 or 203-637-0798.

Each year, the meet draws approximately 50 children with conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to severe arthritis and traumatic brain injury.

The rehabilitation medicine arm of Bridgeport Hospital, Ahlbin Centers also provides outpatient services in Bridgeport, Shelton, Southport, Stratford and Trumbull. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as childhood early intervention and geriatric rehabilitation programs.

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