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5 Accessible Winter Activities You Can Try

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I can't thank Kelly and her staff enough for how helpful and caring they have been during my mother's recovery. It is obvious that they have the client's best interests in mind. I highly recommend this company!
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1.   Ice Skating

Ice skating is a classic winter activity for many families. Ice-skating is a fun way to enjoy the winter season and stay active. Even in a wheelchair, ice skating is possible. The best part is that wheelchair users can remain independent while doing this activity. If they require assistance, the person assisting them can wear shoe grips as they guide the wheelchair around the ice.

2.   Visit a Museum or Gallery

Do you prefer to remain warm indoors? Luckily, you have the option of visiting museums and galleries during the winter. Museums have a wide range of activities that are accessible to all. Try doing a workshop, observing exhibitions, or interacting with displays. The DMV area has some of the best museums and galleries in the country.

3.   Bowling

This is another accessible indoor activity you can try. It may not be an obvious choice, but it’s a lot more fun for wheelchair users than first meets the eye. If you consider yourself a competitive person, grab a few friends or some family member, and hit the bowling alley. It’s a perfect break from being at home, and you still get to remain indoors.

4.   Skiing

Did you know that If you can get to the ski slopes, you can ski them? While many may think that skiing is an inaccessible sport, with the help of adaptive skiing technologies, you can shred the slopes just like everyone else.  These technologies allow you to sit on top of the skis and allows you to tackle beginner and intermediate slopes.

5.   Cooking and Baking

If you enjoy making food, winter is the perfect time to perfect your art. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t continue cooking intricate dishes and baking tasty desserts. Cook by yourself or cook with friends and family. You can cook while enjoying your favorite movies or while enjoying your favorite music. The possibilities are endless, and those around you will be grateful to taste what you’ve created.

Can Your Wheelchair Keep up With You?

Whatever winter activities you choose to do, you need mobility equipment that can keep up with you. That’s where Freedom Mobility can help. As MD mobility specialists, we can help you determine the right equipment to fit your needs. Contact us today  to see how we can help.