Through July, individuals affected by a wide range of disabilities will have the opportunity to experience sports and recreational activities at Helen Hayes Hospital (HHH) that include rock climbing, fishing, waterskiing, hand cycling, and kayaking. The lineup of these summer events is presented by the physical rehabilitation department of the West Haverstraw, NY-based hospital.
The Adapted Sports and Recreation Program at HHH is a four-season program that aims to provide access to its target population of individuals affected by disability to adaptive sports and recreation, as well as provide education about those activities. Former patients of the hospital as well as individuals with disabilities within the community are welcome to participate in the events, according to a media release from HHH. Adapted activities offered throughout the year include gardening, handcycling, skiing, rowing, sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, softball, basketball, yoga, therapeutic horseback riding, as well as additional programs.
The remaining schedule for summer 2015 follows:
June 16: Rock Climbing, Valhalla, NY
June 23, July 21: Handcycling, Rockland Lake State Park
June 27: Fishing, Lake Hessian, Bear Mountain
July 7, Aug 4: Kayaking, Stony Point, NY
July 21: Handcycling, Rockland Lake State Park
July 28: Waterskiing, Sandy Hook, Conn
Aug 10, Aug 24: Handcycling, Rockland Lake State Park
[Source: Helen Hayes Hospital]