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FREE COMMUNITY SEMINAR “KNEE INJURIES & TODAY’S ATHLETE” TO BE PRESENTED AT CASA COLINA ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
FREE COMMUNITY SEMINAR “KNEE INJURIES & TODAY’S ATHLETE” TO BE PRESENTED AT CASA COLINA ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
SENIORS AND THE DISABLED REGAIN INDEPENDENCE & SAFETY AT CASA COLINA’S ADAPTIVE DRIVER PROGRAM
FREESTYLE MOTORCYCLE PERFORMERS METAL MULISHA AND U.S. ARMY BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER TO APPEAR THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006
CASA COLINA WELCOMES MICHAEL D. MARGER, M.D., TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
FREE URINARY INCONTINENCE SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT CASA COLINA ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
“DENIM & DIAMONDS COUNTRY EXTRAVAGANZA” TO BENEFIT CASA COLINA CHILDREN’S SERVICES TO BE HELD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
New Technology at Casa Colina Outpatient Center Helps in Fight Against Osteoporosis
FOOD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCED AT CASA COLINA’S ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE CENTER
DISABLED INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND 12th ANNUAL LAND MEETS SEA SPORTS CAMPS AT MARINE STADIUM TUESDAY, AUG 8 THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG 11
NEW TECHNOLOGY AT CASA COLINA OUTPATIENT CENTER HELPS IN FIGHT AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS
New Technology at Casa Colina Outpatient Center Helps in Fight Against Osteoporosis
NEW COMMUNITY EDUCATION & WELLNESS CLASSES NOW OFFERED AT CASA COLINA HOSPITAL
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET OUT OF SHAPE WITH YOUR NEW SHAPE! LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST LEADS NEW PRENATAL EXERCISE PROGRAM AT CASA
FREE HEARING SCREENINGS & HEARING AID EVALUATIONS OFFERED APRIL AND MAY IN CELEBRATION OF BETTER SPEECH & HEARING MONTH
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HELD TODAY FOR NEW CASA COLINA HOSPITAL
CASA COLINA AUTISM CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MARCH 11TH AND 12TH AT HILTON LOS ANGELES/SAN GABRIEL
ACTOR GARY BUSEY TO PRESENT COURAGEOUS STORY OF FRANK GLANKLER, RECIPIENT OF CASA COLINA’S TRIBUTE TO COURAGE AWARD FEB 18 2006
FREE SPORTS INJURY SCREENINGS EVERY SUNDAY FROM 9AM TO NOON AT CASA COLINA'S SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER
CASA COLINA NAMED BENEFICIARY OF MILLER BREWING COMPANY’S “SUPERBOWL WITH ERIC DICKERSON” AUCTION TO BE HELD ON EBAY JAN26-FEB 2
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SENIORS AND THE DISABLED REGAIN INDEPENDENCE & SAFETY AT CASA COLINA’S ADAPTIVE DRIVER PROGRAM
Pomona, CA…The ability to drive is basic to optimal rehabilitation and is a key part of daily social, recreational and work activities. Those individuals who may be elderly or disabled but can still manage their own transportation needs without relying on family, friends or public transportation accomplish maximum independence, mobility and participation in these activities.

Casa Colina’s Adaptive Driver Program encourages independence and accepts seniors and people with a wide range of disabilities resulting from spinal cord injury, stroke, head injury, arthritis, amputation, neurological, sensory dysfunction, or learning disabilities. Participants will have access to training in Casa Colina’s specially equipped vehicle, which offers adjustable hand controls, a variety of steering devices and a left foot accelerator. The vehicle is also equipped with dual steering, gas and brake for client safety. Access to these types of equipment often allows individuals the ability to drive more safely and become independent again.

Casa Colina’s Adaptive Drive Program offers the following services:
Clinical Assessment - Evaluation of the client’s physical status, cognitive and communication ability, as well as attitude and behavior by an occupational therapist.
Behind-the-Wheel Evaluation - The client’s basic skills in vehicle operation will be evaluated, together with his or her knowledge of road and traffic situations. Vision, reaction speed cognition and other practical are measured using appropriate clinical tools.
Engineering and Equipment - After consideration of adaptive equipment that may be necessary, the evaluator will make specific recommendations or prescriptions to ensure optimum safety and independence. Resource information, vehicle choices and the purchase of specially constructed devices that may be necessary will be discussed with the participant.
Training - Casa Colina offers a training program that includes basic vehicle operation, road skills, driving in accordance with the law and the use of adaptive equipment. Instruction also includes the loading and unloading of a wheelchair, parking maintenance. Training will prepare the client for DMV testing and independent driving.

Participation in the program is arranged by referral from physicians, hospitals, case coordinators, agencies or vocational counselors. Payment for evaluation and training is on a fee-for-service basis, which may be arranged through Casa Colina. For more information, please call toll-free 800/926-5462 or 909/596-7733, Ext. 3500 or visit casacolina.org.
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