29 May 2017 – Keep an eye out for the new Life Unlimited Store vans hitting the roads around Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.
General Manager Enterprise, William Hughes, says the distinctive new vans will enable Life Unlimited Store, part of Life Unlimited Charitable Trust, to take information and equipment services out into the community.
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and better support the needs of people in our local communities.”
This includes finding ways to connect with people who need help with their mobility and independence, but who find it a challenge to visit a Life Unlimited Store location.
The online store at www.lifeunlimitedstore.co.nz is one way people can conveniently view and purchase mobility equipment and daily living aids.
But for many people, having an opportunity to trial equipment first hand is important. It provides the chance to see how things work, where they will fit into the home and how they can improve day-to-day living. And it gives peace of mind when purchasing big items like mobility scooters.
So, it’s ideal that the new, larger vans accommodate up to four scooters. It means the team can now take a greater selection of scooters out to demonstrate in people’s homes, or at public presentations.
Toni Naera is an information and equipment consultant with Life Unlimited Store in Hamilton – she’s also pictured on the side of the new vans.
Naera is passionate about getting out into the community and has five years’ experience delivering information and equipment presentations to retirement villages, community organisations and disability support groups.
She says taking Life Unlimited Store on the road is a great way to service smaller communities who may have limited choice when accessing the mobility equipment they need.
“People are really happy to see us out and about,” says Naera.
“It’s about community engagement,” Hughes adds. “Making it more accessible to the wider community.”
The goal is for the new van artwork to not only turn heads, but increase awareness about the disability information and equipment services offered by Life Unlimited Store.
New Life Unlimited Store vans are hitting the road