KENTWOOD, MI – Kentwood will hold its first adaptive recreation expo later this month.

The Adaptive Recreation Expo takes place from 4:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, January 26 at the Kentwood Activity Center, 355 48th St. SE. At the expo, attendees can learn about resources and programs in the area for people of all abilities.

The event is open to all and no ticket or pre-registration is required.

“Kentwood is incredibly proud to be a part of the adaptive recreation community and serve people with disabilities through our programs,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood’s director of parks and recreation. “Through this event, we hope to build connections and raise awareness about other local resources and programs that West Michigan offers for people with disabilities and their loved ones.”

At the event, people with disabilities and their families can learn more about a variety of local programs and resources, including recreation opportunities and adaptive equipment demonstrations. People interested in adaptive recreation can also connect with local agencies and learn about volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities.

Event providers will have the opportunity to connect directly with potential clients and volunteers.

Vendor applications are still being accepted. Organizations interested in becoming vendors can contact Ann Przybysz at [email protected] or 616-656-5284.

Organizations participating in the event include Kentwood Parks and Recreation, Hanger Clinic, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Hunt 2 Heal and others.

People can learn more about the expo at For more information on the City of Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programming, individuals can visit

The gold sponsor of the event is Airway Mobility and Rehab Equipment, and the silver sponsors are Creative Mobility Group, Hanger Clinic and Life Beyond Barriers.

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