Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Hosts Second Annual Out on a Limb Walkathon
LONG BEACH, NEW YORK — Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and Allied Orthopedics Prosthetic Rehab Center (A.O. Prosthetic Rehab) are hosting the second annual “Out on a Limb” Walkathon on Sunday, August 23 along the Long Beach Boardwalk. Check-in will be held from noon to
2 p.m., with the walk to follow immediately.
Crowds of amputees and non-amputees are expected to gather at the Long Beach Boardwalk by Grand Blvd. to walk and raise money for Camp No Limits Foundation, a nonprofit that benefits amputee children and teenagers. This year’s event hopes to raise $50,000 for the camp.
The event will feature face painting, a DJ, raffles and giveaways from over 10 local businesses and restaurants. Additionally, there will be informational booths to answer questions related to prosthetics and health care.
Both Grandell Rehabilitation and co-host A.O. Prosthetics Rehab Center are heavily involved with helping the Long Island amputee population. Grandell Rehabilitation currently serves as New York’s leading amputee prosthetic rehab center and A.O. Prosthetics Rehab is a premier prosthetics facility.
“We are proud to host an event that will benefit the lives of young amputees,” says Baruch Giberstien, Administrator at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “The more therapeutic programs with specialized professionals we can make available to young people with prosthetics the better lives they will lead in the long run.”
About Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Located in Long Beach, New York, Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a 278-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care — long-term and short-term — to adults of all ages, offering individuals the opportunity to develop skills essential to restoring their independence. Its rehabilitation department focuses on programs to re-establish activities of daily living for its patients and offers occupational, physical and speech therapy. Specialized services are also available for intravenous therapy, wound care, respiratory care and cardiac rehabilitation. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is available for patients to help improve their mobility and assist them in achieving their rehabilitation goals. Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a Glatt Kosher facility under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. For more information, call (516) 889-1100 or visit www.grandellrehab.com.