Wheelchair Meet for area children set for June 7

Wheelchair-dependent children age 18 and younger are invited to take part in a day of fun during the 17th annual Wheelchair Meet at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport on Saturday, June 7 from 1–4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary, the Wheelchair Meet consists of several events, including an obstacle course, ball-throwing contest, and distance races from 25 to 800 meters.

Children participate in a number of categories, based on age, gender and skill level. The entry fee of $5 includes a T-shirt.

A good time, get exercise and interact

“This is an opportunity for children in wheelchairs to share a good time together, get some exercise and interact with our staff,” says Suzanne Starr, the Ahlbin Centers physical therapist who launched the meet in 1998 with the financial support of the auxiliary.

The Cardinal Shehan Center is at 1494 Main St. in downtown Bridgeport, just off the Route 8/25 connector. Event sponsor is the law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, PC.

Proceeds will support Ahlbin Centers programs. For information or to register, call Starr at 203-610-7836.

About Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers

Ahlbin Centers is the rehabilitation medicine arm of Bridgeport Hospital, providing services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as childhood early intervention and geriatric rehabilitation programs.

Outpatient services are offered in Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stratford and Trumbull.