Event Format: 60-minute Workshop
Event Category: Technology, Accessibility & Transportation -- Transportation & Mobility
"Continue the Adventure" with enhanced freedom and independence. Proven alternatives to existing assisting devices using Recumbent trikes. What if there was something that would make you feel elated, free, assist you in staying fit, provide opportunities for socializing (which can help reduce depression), help you loose weight, gain confidence and give you a smile ear-to-ear?
1. Define documented research showing the benefits of continued activity in the aging process.
2. Contrast the benefits of recumbent trike riding vs. wheelchair or walkers options for transportation and mobility.
3. List current examples of people that have discovered the recumbent trike for "continuing the adventure". People that have ridden across the country raised awareness and continue to break the old view of disabilities.
4. Analyze opportunities within government (recreation departments), hospitals, therapy departments, senior living communities, senior centers where the introduction and exploration of riding a recumbent trike may be valuable and beneficial for people to age-in-place and continue activities that enhance their lives.
5. Describe opportunities for providing the recumbent trike as a mobility/transportation option.
* Inform people about transportation opportunities other than wheelchairs and walkers to assist people age and/or rehabilitation. * Explore mobility and transportation for aging-in-place * Review research conducted using literature and statistics from the World Health Organization, National Institute of Health and others * Connect childhood experiences with rehabilitation opportunities using recumbent trikes * Educate caregivers, therapists, patients, doctors, administrators about the benefits of using cycling for staying active, improving health and potential reduction of medications. Discussion Questions: A. What was the feeling when you rode your first bike? How old were you? Where were you? B. What benefits can you attribute to that activity? C. What do you think people would choose if given the opportunity: 1. Continuing their recovery outside and at home on a more frequent basis with family and friends? 2. Stay inside and continue working with therapists on an infrequent basis? 3. Who do you think would be interested in having the opportunity to do rehabilitation at home and with their family and friends? 4. If there were a way for people recovering from stroke, PTSD, dealing with Parkinson's, Ataxia and MS to get outdoors and ride with other. what benefits might be found?
Catherine Brubaker and Dan Zimmerman will be presenting with Eddee and will discuss their foundations and their 5,200 mile ride across america. See their websites to find out more about these amazing people.