Nelson Auto Center Partners with Lake Region Healthcare on
Exciting New Venture
Cole and Angie Conklin are the Driver Rehabilitation Specialists that work with
the people that need this very special training, and Laurel Nelson, Nelson Auto Center, helped
make it possible by donating a specially equipped car.
The vehicle, a Ford 500 donated by Nelson Auto Center has
the adaptive instructor brake equipment, steering control knobs and hand
controls for both accelerator and brake.
"We understand that a car isn't just a piece of iron," said Laurel
Nelson, owner of Nelson Auto Center, "it's the freedom to live your life the
way you want to. We want to help people
regain or retain their ability to drive and enjoy all that life has to offer!"
"We would serve elderly people, maybe someone who has
suffered a stroke," said Lisa Cole, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, "or
perhaps someone who has had a brain injury or an illness that has affected
their ability to drive. This program also serves people who have simply
begun to worry about their driving skills just because of the natural aging
process and how that affects their ability to be behind the wheel."
"It's all about independence and safety," said Cole, "and
we're just very happy to be able to provide this service to people in our
If you'd like more information on this new program, contact
Lisa or Angie at 218.736.8388.