Financial Assistance for Veterans
There is no greater honor than serving your country. At R&J Mobility Service, we are proud to help veterans who have served and protected us, and who returned home with a disability that has affected their mobility.
Veterans risk their lives to protect our freedom, and now we want to provide you the freedom of mobility that we all deserve.
If you obtained an injury during active military service, there are resources available if you require specialized mobility equipment. In addition to several Service Connected Programs, disabled veterans may be eligible for up to $49,000 towards the cost of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
There are two primary programs offering assistance to veterans: the Auto Allowance Grant and Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program.
The Auto Allowance Grant, offered by the Veterans Benefit Administration, provides $20,174 to eligible veterans. The money goes toward the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, which includes a car, truck or van. To be eligible for financial assistance, you must have been injured — or aggravated an injury — during active service.
The Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program provides training and equipment for veterans to help them safely operate and enter/exit a vehicle. The program also covers any additional equipment needed for wheelchair access or modifications to the inside of the vehicle. The program may be paid more than once.
Finding and receiving grants could make the difference in getting the quality mobility equipment you need. R&J Mobility Service is dedicated to helping you locate the right grants. We also have a mobility consultant who specifically helps veterans. Reach out to our Mobility Experts to learn about, and find, the right equipment and vehicle for you.
Published March 5, 2018
How Scooters Make Daily Life Easier For Seniors
As you age, you may not be able to get around as easily, but that doesn’t mean you should endure restrictions to your mobility. We believe you don’t have to live a limited life, and mobility scooters play a large role in increased freedom of movement.
Our team offers a variety of scooter lifts for your vehicle, but you may not be at the point yet where you need a vehicle lift. You might still be in the process of researching mobility scooters to see if it’s the right decision for you. We think scooters are beneficial in many ways. They make daily life easier and open doors that were previously closed by limited mobility.
Increased freedom of movement. If you have mobility issues, it might feel like you’re destined to lose freedom as you age. That could not be further from the truth. If you’ve given up going to the mall, grocery store, movie theater
or park, missing out on these trips could have a negative impact on your mental and emotional well-being. The good news is that a mobility scooter allows you to travel with ease, and visit the places you love again.
Explore the outdoors. When was the last time you joined the family for a walk in the park? Physical difficulties or mobility limitations might make this task more painful and arduous than it should be. With a mobility scooter, you could utilize the paved walking paths and ramps that many city and state parks have. Whether it’s going on a picnic with the family, or birdwatching with friends, you no longer have to give up your favorite outdoor activities.
Better social interaction. If you’re able to leave the house on a daily or regular basis, you’ll interact more with family, friends and neighbors. Mobility limitations may have kept you away from social clubs or church groups you used to attend. With the help of a scooter you can go to these places again, and you’ll feel reinvigorated when surrounded by friends.
If you decide a scooter is right for you the Mobility Experts at R&J Mobility are ready to help you find the perfect fit. When you’re ready for that next step, R&J Mobility Service can help you through the process of finding the right scooter and unoccupied and occupied scooter lifts for your vehicle, which will add to your newfound mobility.
Published February 8, 2018
Traveling and Mobility Throughout the Year
There’s always a reason to travel: road trips on long weekends, camping excursions or visiting family. You can be mobile all year long using a wheelchair accessible van, but a wet, snowy winter could pose problems for your vehicle.
Ice, snow and other debris can gather in the passenger side door lower track pan of the van. The buildup of debris can cause problems down the road if it’s not checked and maintained regularly. Similar to how good lifestyle choices keep us healthy, preventative maintenance on your vehicle extends its overall life and increases safety.
We know you may not have the time or resources to regularly work on your vehicle. Fortunately, our technicians have the expertise and skills to keep your vehicle running and are available 24/7 to answer your service questions.
We recommend maintenance service every 6 months to 1 year for wheelchair lifts, wheelchair vans, handicap accessible vehicles and other mobility products.
We take care of you and your vehicle every step of the way; from researching the right mobility product, to purchasing your vehicle and routinely servicing it. We’ll maintain your vehicle so you’re ready to hit the road anytime throughout the year.
Published January 12, 2018
Aging and Mobility
Some people think it’s inevitable your mobility will decrease with age, but we disagree. We believe you can be mobile at home, in the car and on the road at every age.
Optimal mobility is key to healthy aging and a happy life. As you age, there may be health problems which impede your mobility. However, that’s not the end of the story. A disability or other health issue does not have to permanently limit your mobility.
We have a suite of mobility products, in addition to our wheelchair-accessible vans, which can increase your mobility and make your life easier.
We have wheelchair/scooter lifts, hand controls, ramps and other products, which will help you in your pursuit of leading a full life and overcoming mobility limitations.
At any age, it may seem daunting to find the right products which will help your situation. You may be fine driving, but have trouble getting around your house. Whatever the case, our consultants are happy to work with you and help you understand your options.
Your mobility may change as you age, but we believe your quality of life should not decline. Aging can be a graceful process and our team is here to help you maintain your mobility at every stage of life. We believe you can live a life without limits as you age, and we know how to help you achieve that.
Published January 5, 2018
Mobility Assistance Programs for Veterans
Veterans have made many sacrifices for our country and citizens, and we want to do our best to honor American veterans for their service and courage.
At R&J Mobility Service, we offer many programs to help veterans afford vehicles and other mobility products. If you are a disabled veteran, you could be eligible for as much as $49,000 toward the cost of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Additionally, if a veteran has incurred an illness or injury during active duty, they may be eligible to receive assistance to use toward the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van.
Veterans may encounter many scenarios after returning home from active duty, and those who were injured handle additional issues. We want to make your homecoming as easy and seamless as possible. We believe everyone—especially our veterans—should have the same level of mobility, and not have their freedom of movement impeded due to an illness or injury.
The R&J Mobility Service team can help you find monetary assistance and purchase a vehicle which will provide you better mobility. It’s our privilege to find out which grants and benefits are available to veterans. To ensure the process goes smoothly and you get all the correct information, we have a mobility consultant who specializes in helping veterans.
It’s our honor to help veterans, and provide the best mobility equipment so you can reclaim the freedom of movement we all should have.
Published December 29, 2017
No Limits On Your Mobility
We all want to live independently in our homes, at work, on the road and everywhere in-between. To get from Point A to Point B without issue is something everyone should be able to do. An injury or other health problem should not impede your mobility.
If you have suffered an injury, have a disability or other health issue which affects your mobility, we understand your frustration. Our cars are the ultimate symbol of mobility. Cars get us wherever we need to go: work, medical appointments, dinner dates or trips to the coast. But what happens when a physical disability or injury keeps you out of the driver’s seat? You want to maintain your independence, but don’t want to become a burden for your spouse or family.
We believe there’s no reason to lose your mobility and vehicle accessibility. We have a multitude of driving aids available including hand controls, steering devices and left foot accelerators.
We help you reclaim freedom of movement in your home and vehicle so you can live and move independently.
Published December 22, 2017
December Service Special Happening Now
Does your mobility equipment need a check up? This month, give the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your service appointment today, and start 2018 knowing your vehicle and equipment are safe! Visit us soon, as this special ends December 31.
Published December 15, 2017
Celebrating the True Meaning of the Season
By Joseph Trybom,
We are in the midst of the holiday season, with Christmas just around the corner. In our neighborhoods, we’ve seen people hanging lights, bringing in Christmas trees and putting up decorations.
I encourage everyone to reflect on the true meaning of the season. At R&J Mobility Service, we believe Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. We hope you will take the blessings in your life and pay it forward to those who are less fortunate. Goodness and kindness toward each other is the heart of the Christmas season.
If you are traveling this year, please get your annual service on your mobility wheelchair accessible van and your wheelchair bumper lift. Our special is $99 for an annual service for wheelchair accessible minivans and $49 for your wheelchair/scooter bumper lift. This is valid through December 31st, so visit us today!
R&J Mobility Service is dedicated to helping everyone live life with no limits. We are eager to find a solution which gives you the mobility you deserve. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you.
Published December 8, 2017
R&J Mobility Service Salute Their Veteran Customers and Other Veterans Who Served
By Anthony Marx,
As a disabled veteran, Veteran’s Day is a very special day to me. As a country, we pause – to honor our service members and sacrifices they have made and the courage it takes to defend, honor, and protect the liberties and freedoms each of us enjoy in our country.
The writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”
On Veteran’s Day, many people go to parades, others go to cemeteries to lay wreaths, and still as a nation we remember veterans on this somber day. It is a day to honor our heroes, to remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication, and to say thank you for their sacrifices. Thinking of heroes, I think about our customers that are disabled veterans who may have passed but are here in spirit; a person can’t help but feel awed by the enormity of what they encounter and endured for each of us. We honor those who nobly served and passed, and those who still live, as well as their families.
Those individuals, as well as other servicemen and women’s contributions, have made our armed forces the greatest and most respected in the world. We know they have lived through grim times and often taken the heavy load to keep the home fires burning. Thank you for what you’ve done.
The service members we honor came from all walks of life, but they shared several fundamental qualities. They possessed courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity – all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than one’s self.
Many of them didn’t ask to leave their homes to fight on distant battlefields. Many didn’t even volunteer. They didn’t go to war because they loved fighting. They were called to be part of something bigger than themselves. They were ordinary people who responded in extraordinary ways in extreme times. They rose to the nation’s call because they wanted to protect a nation which has given them, and us, so much.
Since the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired and our Revolutionary War began, American men and women have been answering the nation’s call to duty.
Millions of Americans have fought and died on battlefields here and abroad to defend our freedoms and way of life. Today our troops continue to make the ultimate sacrifices, and even as we lose troops, more Americans step forward to say, “I’m ready to serve.” They follow in the footsteps of generations of fine Americans.
Veteran’s Day, originally called Armistice Day, was first designated as a day to celebrate the end of World War I. The first World War ended November 11, 1918 and the legislation that created Veteran’s Day was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day.
We have awarded medals to many soldiers, added their names to monuments and named buildings for them, to honor them for their bravery. But nothing can ever replace the hole left behind by a fallen service member, and no number of medals and ribbons can comfort the ones left behind.
On Veteran’s Day, people throughout the country will gather together to remember, to honor, and to pay gratitude to those who have served our country. Remember on that day as people gather they are a spark, just one small spark in the flame of pride that burns across the nation today and every day. It’s not a lot, but it’s one small way we can honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom.
From each of us at R&J Mobility Service, thank each of you for your service. God bless you and your families, God bless our troops and God bless America.
Published October 26, 2017