National Mobility Awareness Month is an annual celebration, each May, in the United States and Canada. The awareness month encourages people with disabilities to embody the spirit of Life Moving Forward, by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in your community.
Over eighteen million people in the US and Canada have mobility issues. Six million of those with mobility issues, in the US and Canada, are veterans.
People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States. More than sixty-five million people in the United States, provide care for people with disabilities or a senior family member.
In Canada, over four million Canadians reported having a disability, with more than fifty percent of those reported are over 75 years of age.
Researchers estimate over two million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility. As the population ages, the number of people with mobility impairments will increase, by an estimated twenty-two percent over the next ten years.