Vermont Business Magazine Wheel Pad (https://www.wheelpad.com/), a leader in developing eco-friendly bedroom suites that can be temporarily attached to an existing home to meet the needs of individuals with limited mobility, is pleased to announce the installation of its first module in Vermont, and invites the public to a free tour. Explore the installed Norwich Model prototype on-site at an existing home, learn about the design features, see how it attaches to the home, and experience this suite for yourself.
The tour will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 in Putney, VT. While free and open to the public, reservations are required. Please call Julie Lineberger, President of Wheel Pad: (802) 464-3957.
The majority of homes in the US are not equipped for wheelchair access, yet many people will have a need for this at some point in their lives. Whether someone is recovering from a tragic event, or there’s been a sudden change in their mobility level, providing an accessible place for continued inclusion in family life can significantly contribute to optimizing healing and recovery.
That’s where Wheel Pad comes in with its completely portable and temporary bedroom suite that can attach to an existing home. The module is delivered fully constructed and can be wheeled up to the house without triggering zoning or building codes in many instances. Its height is adjustable so the user can have a fully accessible private bedroom suite connected to the rest of the home. It’s a creative solution that is extremely time and cost-competitive with alternatives such as a home renovation, an assisted living facility, or a new home.
“Life can change in an instant. For Cynthia Payne-Meyer and her family, their situation changed in the blink of an eye. The family needed to make their home accessible in a very short time frame,” says Ms. Lineberger. “Wheel Pad allows people to focus on supporting a loved one rather than construction logistics.” In a challenging time it can be extremely difficult to manage all of the pieces that need to come together to secure short-term accessible housing for a loved one. “We know how hard the process can be. We’ve borne witness to this, thus developed a solution. We understand the experience. We’re here to help.”
Wheel Pad is gearing up for the production of three more units, with a cost of $60,000 plus installation for a full-purchase option. Units can be leased for $3,000 plus installation on a month-to- month basis.
Wheel pad is a creative and sustainable solution to a really challenging problem.
- Website: https://www.wheelpad.com/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/WheelPad
- Generosity Campaign to help us launch this project: https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/wheel-pad-prototype
- Wheel Pad Press Video: http://www.wcax.com/story/34773567/mivt-wheel-pad
- Wheel Pad Introductory Video, 9 minutes: https://vimeo.com/198123015
- 2017 Inaugural Top Socialpreneur Award by Leading Women Entrepreneurs in partnership with Woman's Day Magazine: http://blog.nj.com/leading_women_entrepreneurs/2017/05/the_top_25_leading_women_annou.html
- 2017 Semi Finalist AARP Innovation Champion: https://innovationaward.aarp.org/innovationaward/boards#grid_most-active-list
- World Architecture News Award: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/project/2017/27639/wan-awards/small-spaces-award-2016-winners-announced.html
Source: WILMINGTON, VT, July 8, 2017 – Wheel Pad