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10 Accessible Activities for Colder Months

Finding activities for you and your family in the colder months can be limited, so we have put together a list of 10 fun wheelchair friendly ideas to try this Winter:

  • Visit a Museum – Checking out a local museum can be a great way to spend a cold weekend day. Typically, museums have plenty of special events during the Winter as they are some of their busiest months.
  • Attend a School Play – Almost every high school in America puts on a winter play or musical, and this is also a great way to support your community. School sanctioned events will always be easily accessible, and can make for an entertaining and affordable night out.
  • Arts and Crafts – There are thousands of fun arts and crafts ideas available online ranging in skill level from beginners to experts. You could even sell your work on sites like Etsy.
  • Learn an Instrument – The Winter months are perfect for learning a new hobby or skill. Resources like disbled-musicians.org have ideas for adapting instruments and links to music and lessons.
  • Join a Club – Visit your local chamber of commerce or library to find a list of clubs or events in your area. You could even start a club dedicated to finding fun accessible adventures in your area. If you know of any nearby, feel free to share them with us on Facebook.
  • Try an Accessible Winter Sport – If you live somewhere that gets snow and are adventurous, adaptive downhill or cross-country skiing may be for you. Several ski resorts have accessible equipment for rental and lessons for beginners.
  • Take a Cooking Class – This is a great idea for a fun date night or family friendly activity. If it’s not specifically listed on their website, you may want to call ahead and make sure they can setup accessible accommodations.
  • Volunteer at a Local Charity – Organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Humane Society are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Often times they need people for fun activities and events.
  • Find a Good Book or Podcast – Audiobooks have become a very popular alternative to traditional reading. If you enjoy keeping up to date on any number of topics or issues, then podcasts are a wonderful free option for entertainment this winter.
  • Trace Your Family Tree – Learning about your genealogy has become easier than ever before. Sites like ancestry.com or at home DNA tests are a great place to start. If you are really feeling ambitious, family tree books make for great personalized gifts.
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    Target Launches Adaptive Apparel Line

    Target

    Target, the second largest discount store retailer in the United States, recently unveiled their new line of adaptive clothing. Last year Target announced their new clothing line for kids called “Cat and Jack” that was originally designed to be sensory friendly for children with autism. The new “Cat and Jack” adaptive clothes will feature 40 accessible friendly items ranging from pajamas to jackets. Read more

    Black Friday Event at MobilityWorks – 5 Years of ProtectionWorks with any Accessible Vehicle Purchase

    Going on now through November 25th, any accessible vehicle purchase from MobilityWorks will include 5 years of ProtectionWorks emergency roadside assistance at no additional cost. This $599 retail value includes towing, emergency ramp or lift repair, wheelchair passenger transportation and much more!

    With MobilityWorks, you’re never alone. ProtectionWorks roadside assistance is always nearby with towing and wheelchair accessible transportation. You’re covered by 35,000 tow providers and transport operators throughout North America. Program coverage includes towing assistance (up to 100 miles), wheelchair passenger transport (up to 25 miles), battery service, lost key/locked-out assistance, winching/vehicle extraction, wheelchair lift and ramp service, and wheelchair or scooter assistance. Read more

    Introducing the Toyota Sienna XL by BraunAbility

    At MobilityWorks you will always find the newest innovations in adaptive equipment, and we are pleased to announce the arrival of the BraunAbility Toyota Sienna XL. This new BraunAbility design was developed to fit the unique fit and lifestyle needs of our clients.

    Now available on the 2017 Toyota Sienna, the BraunAbility XL conversion has both infloor and foldout ramp options. Both conversions offer the widest door opening and ramp coming in at over 30″. BraunAbility has also added an additional six inches of cabin length with the new design of their full-length, hideaway footrest. The addition of rear cabin lighting drastically improves visibility throughout the interior of the vehicle. Read more

    Getting Ready to be Wheelchair Accessible at Home

    We become comfortable in our homes, everything is set in its spot, then something changes and we have to quickly plan for the future, such as wheelchair accessibility needs. Accommodating wheelchair accessibility can have many obstacles, some of which are easier to handle than others. But the good news is that there are ways to plan for this life changing event by going through a household blueprint checklist to make sure that nothing is overlooked. Read more