Seniors give wheelchairs, walkers extreme makeover

August 13, 2014 Editorial Staff
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More than 50 seniors at the Shore Hill Neighborhood Center commemorated National Wheelchair Beautification Month, its ninth annual event, with a special wheelchair parade on July 16.

Seniors used their spruced up walkers and wheelchairs to march outside the housing center with 102-year-old Goldie Sohn leading the way.

Seven seniors were voted to have the best decorated equipment and received prizes for their creative efforts. Lutheran’s Services for Older Adults Program has hosted the wheelchair parade since 2005.

This event is important to celebrate because the wheelchair has allowed seniors to be more mobile than they have in the past, said Ursula Clarke, coordinator of the yearly event.

Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Services for Older Adults Program offers a wide variety of services, events and classes geared toward our community’s older adults. Upcoming classes include arthritis exercise classes, dancing classes, computer classes, tai chi, painting, yoga and much more. For more information please call 718-630-7588 or visit

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