Donated Van Gives Residents Greater Independence in Life

July 2012

Thanks to the donation of a wheelchair-accessible van from VCI Mobility, Norristown, Pa., residents at the Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem will be able to participate in more outings and activities off-site. VCI converted a Dodge Ram 2500 van into an ADA-compliant vehicle with a rear loading wheelchair lift and space to accommodate two wheelchairs. For Good Shepherd's residents, staying active and connected with the community is vital to their overall health and wellbeing.

“We’re very grateful for the donated van,” says Jennifer Szakacs Strohl, a recreational therapist. “We were in need of an additional vehicle to allow our residents to be safely transported to appointments and recreational outings through our Community Access Program.  The program is a great opportunity that allows them to attend sporting events and concerts, dine out at restaurants, travel with their family members and more.”

Thank you VCI Mobility!


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Caption: (From left) Jack Donovan, president of VCI Mobility, Tim Liebig, sales manager for VCI, Joe Hess, administrator, Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem, and Jennifer Szakacs-Strohl, recreational therapist, Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem.