Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts the Discover Abilities Virtual Expo

For more information, contact: Carolyn Green, 952-261-6380

Golden Valley, Minn. (April 7, 2021) — Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will be hosting the Discover Abilities Virtual Expo on Saturday, April 24 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.. The Discover Abilities Virtual Expo will be a virtual showcase exploring all the Midwest has to offer in the world of adaptive sports and recreation, resources, programs, and opportunities to stay physically, mentally and socially active from home and within your community.

“The Discover Abilities Expo allows us to bring together all the incredible organizations that provide adaptive sports and recreational opportunities throughout Minnesota,” said Megan Welty, manager Sports and Recreation, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. “It gives families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, students, and potential volunteers a way to learn about all the various offerings in a one-stop shop.”

Although held virtually as a result of COVID-19, this year’s Discover Abilities Virtual Expo will continue to offer a full schedule to those attending. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from local adaptive sports and recreation organizations, learn and try various activities adapted for people with disabilities from home, discover resources to help access and fund adaptive equipment, and listen to presentations featuring athletes, providers and directors from local organizations. 

We are excited to welcome the following presenters, among others:

Joe Delagrave, 2021 USA Wheelchair Rugby team captain

Delagrave will join a panel discussion with a fellow athlete Thomas Cloyd and parent of local athlete Jamie Groth, about their journey in sports and life and how they have been empowered to reach full independence. Presented by Coloplast, the panel discussion will include stories, input, strategies on bowel and bladder management, creation of a healthy lifestyle and next steps in life from three individuals each uniquely impacted by disability. 

Darlene Hunter, 2021 USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team captain

Hunter will join us on Instagram Live from training camp where the team is getting ready to compete in the 2020 Paralympics (postponed to 2021) in Tokyo.

 

More than 600 people have attended past years’ events and this years’ virtual event enables us to reach even more people throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. 

If you are interested in participating in the Discover Abilities Virtual Expo, sign up on Facebook, Eventbrite, or on Allina Health’s website.

Limited sponsorships are still available. Please contact Rose.Adams@allina.com for more information. 

 

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.