Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com), in conjunction with Caldwell College, will host a free Wheelchair Basketball Event on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the college’s Newman Gym, located at 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. This event is open to the public and is geared to individuals with spinal cord injury or other physical disabilities who are interested in observing or participating in wheelchair sports.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with wheelchair basketball players, watch demonstrations and trial adaptive sports equipment.  Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided.     

“This is a great opportunity for people of all ability levels to learn about the world of adaptive sports.  Basketball and other wheelchair sports can play an important role in people’s recovery, helping them regain the mental and physical strength to resume the activities they enjoy.  It’s also a great way to maintain fitness and meet others with common challenges and interests,” said Mary Mamrak, MHA, CTRS, Director of Recreation Therapy, Kessler Institute, West Orange.

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For information or registration, contact Mary or Christina at 973.731.3900, ext. 4725.

About Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation:
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, the nation’s largest single rehabilitation hospital, Kessler is one of only five federally-designated Model Systems for the treatment and research of both spinal cord and brain injuries. That same level of care distinguishes Kessler’s comprehensive programs for stroke, amputation, neurological and orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the nation’s and the leading center of its kind in the east by U.S. News & World Report, Kessler has three campus locations in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, N.J., and more than 80 outpatient centers throughout the state.  For more information, visit www.kessler-rehab.com                   
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