Good Shepherd to Host Adaptive Sports Day for People with Disabilities11/6/2008
Event Scheduled for November 13 at Good Shepherd’s South Allentown Campus
November 6, 2008
Allentown, PA – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will host an Adaptive Sports Day on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The free event is designed to show individuals with physical or developmental disabilities the breadth of athletic opportunities available to them in the greater Lehigh Valley. The event will feature information on and demonstrations of adaptive basketball, skiing, golf, hockey, rowing, cycling, tennis, bowling, fishing and more.
"The goal of Good Shepherd’s Adaptive Sports Day is to show people with disabilities that eastern Pennsylvania is a hotbed for adaptive sports," says Judy Morrison, P.T. "A disability should not keep someone on the sidelines."
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 610-778-9291 or 610-776-3588.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 16 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.