MEDIchair & CHATS join forces in Newmarket

    MEDIchair and Community Home Assistance To Seniors combine expertise
    to open first MEDIchair-CHATS store in Newmarket

    CALGARY, and NEWMARKET, ON, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - MEDIchair, Canada's largest
Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company has joined forces with CHATS
(Community Home Assistance To Seniors) to open a new store in Newmarket to
serve the needs of seniors and their caregivers in York Region.
    "This is an exciting new development for MEDIchair in Ontario," says
MEDIchair's COO, Bas van Lankvelt. "Combined, MEDIchair and CHATS will provide
a higher level of customer service. CHATS is a proven leader in assisting
seniors with individual care and caregiver support in pursuit of independent
living. MEDIchair is a Canadian leader in providing home medical and mobility
equipment for seniors. Together, MEDIchair-CHATS will provide seniors and
caregivers with a superior health care option."
    CHATS' Executive Director, Deborah Egan concurs, "Together,
MEDIchair-CHATS are ideally positioned to meet the healthcare needs of a
fast-growing seniors demographic in York Region. Both MEDIchair and CHATS
share important values including commitments to trust and caring with
exceptional customer service, and a dedication to client safety. These
like-minded attributes make this partnership a great combination."
    Egan noted that the CHATS' Board of Directors approved this new business
initiative partly because it provides CHATS' clients with a high quality,
professional service that they require and that supports their independent
lifestyle issues. "It's also a win-win for our clients and their caregivers
knowing that their purchase at MEDIchair-CHATS provides another source of
funding for CHATS to provide a full range of support services to approximately
4,500 seniors in York Region."
    The 4,800 square foot MEDIchair-CHATS store located at 105 Harry Walker
Parkway in Newmarket, Ontario is scheduled to open in April-May 2008.

    About CHATS (Community Home Assistance To Seniors)
    Formed in 1980 in York Region, CHATS embraces a vision of excellence that
takes an innovative approach to wellness for both seniors and caregivers.
CHATS is dedicated to assisting seniors with an independent lifestyle in the
diverse communities of York Region, and is committed to providing care and
support to caregivers, addressing their unique needs and concerns.

    About MEDIchair 'the home medical equipment specialists'
    MEDIchair, a LifeMark Health Management company, is North America's
largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company
with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada.
    MEDIchair stores carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment
products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety
products, home accessibility solutions, and soft/disposable personal health
care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and
bracing. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life
for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries, and aging.
MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained
consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution
for each customer. MEDIchair also promotes good health through its public
education and awareness programs, and through its adherence to best practice

For further information:

For further information: Ms. Deborah Egan, Executive Director, CHATS,
(905) 713-3373, ext. 6039,; Mr. Chris Ward, Business
Manager, MEDIchair CHATS, (905) 999-7868,; Ms. Susan
Tarrant, Director, Regional Support East - Office: (416) 233-3595, Cell: (647)
519-5799; Mr. Neil Bousquet, APR, PR MEDIchair, (403) 256-8834,

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