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School Specialty Launches, New Healthcare Resources Portal

GREENVILLE, Wis., May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB:SCOO) (“School Specialty”, “SSI” or “the Company”), a leading distributor of supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources to the education, healthcare and other marketplaces, is pleased to announce the availability of its new website, which brings together thousands of innovative products that improve well-being – from early childhood to adults in senior care – in one convenient online location. The new SOAR Life Products™ e-commerce channel features extensive resources tailored to address the needs of global healthcare organizations, focusing on Recreation & Leisure, Cognition & Memory, Exercise & Fitness, Sensory Processing, Rehab Treatment, and Facility Supplies & Furniture, all of which are used by healthcare facilities on a daily basis.


Diana Brokaw, Director of Sales for SOAR Life Products, School Specialty Inc. commented, “We are thrilled to offer the new site as an all-encompassing portal for healthcare organizations, as well as educators, individuals and families. This is a significant development in the evolution of the SOAR Life Products division since coming to market just a few months ago. Building on School Specialty’s heritage in enhancing the user experience through innovative solution offerings, our new website exemplifies this through the depth and breadth of assorted products and simplified access. highlights our solutions across distinct categories so that customers, whether healthcare organizations, GPO’s, school administrators or individuals, can easily find exactly what they need, and when they need it to advance health and wellness.” provides visitors with an easy-to-use, seamless shopping experience with clearly defined categories. The one-stop-shop for well-being runs the gamut of products that sharpen cognitive skills and build physical and mental strength in fun and creative ways. In addition to products, the Ideas and Resources section provides access to a wide variety of sites that offer helpful downloads, fact sheets and infographics. Whether children or adults, SOAR Life Products supports individuals in living life to the fullest – engaged, happy and well.

Complementing the new e-commerce site, SOAR Life Products also debuted its social media channel, The, which provides helpful posts aligned to popular topics within the healthcare and lifestyle space. Additionally, users can find SOAR Life Products on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date on insightful content and resources.

Ms. Brokaw continued, “Our team remains committed to providing everything that healthcare providers need, and the latest SOAR Life Products e-commerce platform, with all its dedicated resources, allows us to fulfill that goal, to the benefit of users and consumers everywhere.”

About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. Through its SSI Guardian subsidiary, the Company is also committed to school, healthcare and corporate workplace safety by offering the highest quality curriculum, training and safety and security products. Finally, through its SOAR Life Products brand, the Company offers thousands of products that sharpen cognitive skills and build physical and mental strength in fun and creative ways. From childhood through adulthood, they help individuals live life to the fullest – engaged, happy and well.  SOAR Life Products is a customized offering for hospitals, long-term care, therapeutic facilities, home care, surgery centers, day care centers, physician offices, and clinics. For more information about School Specialty, visit

Connect with School Specialty on social media; search School Specialty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. For Ideas and resources, educational trends and inspiration for today’s educators – visit the Schoolyard blog.

Company Contact:
Diana Brokaw
Director of Sales, SOAR Life Products 
Tel: 410-382-0073 

Media Contacts:
Glenn Wiener and Dionne Manchester
GW Communications (for School Specialty)
Tel: 212-786-6011 / 212-786-6068

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