LETTER FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - In This Issue -

Mo­bil­ity and the in­de­pen­dence to move has al­ways been some­thing I’ve gen­er­ally taken for granted. Grow­ing up, I broke my fair share of bones; fin­gers, toes, feet, knee, lig­a­ment. The re­sult­ing tem­po­rary im­pair­ment would em­pha­sis what it must be like to loose phys­i­cal in­de­pen­dence.

It was com­fort­ing to know at least it wasn’t per­ma­nent. Thus, it res­onated with me when Ali (above) started telling me about what Mo­bil­ity En­gi­neer­ing do and the An­nual Ve­hi­cle Con­ver­sions Con­fer­ence.

When talk­ing to Ali I was re­minded of my Grand­dad after he had un­der­gone a dou­ble hip re­place­ment. He still con­tin­ued to work on the land, and I re­mem­ber, the hid­den winces of pain as he would get up or down or in and out of the ute.

A big thank you to all the work that Ali is do­ing to ed­u­cate Aus­tralian pro­fes­sion­als on mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions.

Be­ing part of the Emer­gency Ser­vices fam­ily, we are al­ways happy to help pre­pare the com­mu­nity for any event. Please take a look at the State Emer­gency Ser­vices ar­ti­cle on storm prepa­ra­tion.

As al­ways, don’t forget to sup­port our lo­cal shops and busi­nesses. If you need a trade or ser­vice take a look in the back. If you would like to ad­ver­tise or con­trib­ute, please con­tact Melinda on 0499 040 726 or email ad­ver­tise@ hill­sto­hawkes­bury.com.au. I can also be con­tacted on 1300 616 614. Happy read­ing!

Ali & I at the 2nd An­nual Ve­hi­cle Con­ver­sions Con­fer­ence

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