Are you struggling to maintain your independence due to a disability? Do you own an assistive device that you no longer need? If your answer is yes to either of these questions, head over to the Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) located at 519 SW 37th in Topeka on April 14th from 8 am to 2 pm to explore their assistive technology resource fair and equipment drive. There will be numerous vendors on site to provide demonstrations on a variety of assistive devices that help with hearing, vision, and mobility needs. You can also learn about the different services that RCIL provides for the Topeka community.
If you have any medical or assistive equipment you want to give away, RCIL would be happy to collect it. All donated devices will be refurbished and given away to other Kansans needing them. There is demand for manual and power wheelchairs, hospital beds, scooters, shower chairs, transfer benches, vehicle lifts, communication devices, low vision aides, standers, reverse walkers, gate trainers, feeding seats, and support chairs.
RCIL is a local organization that is “committed to working with individuals, families and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with disabilities.” Contact the Topeka RCIL office for any questions you may have about this fair or other services they offer at (785) 267-1717.