Wheelchair meet set for June 7

Children 18 and younger who use wheelchairs are invited to take part in a day of fun at the Cardinal Shehan Center, 1494 Main Street, Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 7, 12–4 p.m., when the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary sponsors its annual wheelchair meet.

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

Sponsored for the second year by the law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, PC, 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. Proceeds will support Ahlbin Centers programs.

For information or to register, call Starr at 203-610-7836.

The rehabilitation medicine arm of Bridgeport Hospital, Ahlbin Centers also provides outpatient services in Bridgeport, Shelton, Southport, Stratford and Trumbull. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as childhood early intervention and geriatric rehabilitation programs.