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Adaptive Recreation

Adaptive Recreation promotes healthy and active lifestyles with the goal to improve the overall quality of life for people with physical disabilities through education, exposure to adaptive equipment and adaptive recreation experiences in the community.

For more information about upcoming Adaptive Recreation events please contact Cindy Jacobelli, Director of Adaptive Recreation, 859-367-7217 or cindy.jacobelli@cardinalhill.org.

ADAPTIVE DOWNHILL SKIING

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill has partnered with the folks at Perfect North Slopes Indiana to provide you the opportunity to participate in adaptive downhill skiing. Perfect North Slopes provides a wide variety of adaptive equipment for participants, as well as adaptive ski instructors to help you along the way.

ADAPTIVE KAYAKING

Join us for kayak adventures with various Central Kentucky partners. It is available to participants with spinal cord, neuromuscular, stroke and orthopedic disabilities and their families. Equipment will be provided along with volunteers to make this a safe and fun activity!

SLED HOCKEY

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill and Bluegrass Adaptive Sled Hockey have partnered to give you the opportunity to participate in the great sport of sled hockey. Sled hockey is for both youth (6+) and adults who have a physical disability keeping them from playing ice hockey in a standing position. Practices are held at the Lexington Ice Center and equipment is provided. Family and friends are encouraged to participate.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill offers recreation wheelchair basketball opportunities several times a year for people with lower body disabilities to participate. We have equipment available for participants to utilize. There are teams located nearby which you can join if you wish to participate in a more competitive environment.

HAND CYCLING

Hand Cycling is a great way to get out with family and friends and ride for enjoyment and exercise. Easter Seals Cardinal Hill has a few bikes for people with lower body disabilities that are available to try and/or use for various events. Please contact us to check out a bike.

SHOOTING SPORTS

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill works with several local organizations to provide opportunities to participate in various shooting activities including archery, skeet shooting, target shooting and more. No experience or equipment is required. Events will be scheduled and advertised.

ADAPTIVE GOLF

Adaptive Golf is a great activity that can be played by people with all sorts of physical disabilities. Several of the Lexington Parks and Recreation golf courses are equipped with adaptive golf carts that give people the ability to play alongside their friends and families. There is also an amputee golf tournament that occurs annually in the Commonwealth.

ADAPTIVE BOWLING

Bowling is a family friendly activity.  Several bowling centers have adaptive equipment for folks to use if needed. Adaptive equipment is available for use, including bowling balls with grip handles, ramps and bumpers to make the experience fun for all.

ADAPTIVE ROCK CLIMBING

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill offers folks opportunities to participate in rock climbing activities several times a year at the EKU Rec Center. This is a great activity for people with physical disabilities who want a challenge! Experience is not necessary and equipment will be provided.

FISHING

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill offers opportunities for individuals with lower body disabilities the chance to fish. The past several years we have traveled to the Fish Hatchery in Jamestown, KY for a Fly Fishing Adventure.

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill has partnered with organizations in the area that have expertise in wheelchair tennis.

TOYOTA BLUEGRASS MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

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ADAPTIVE RECREATION EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill received a Wellness Edge grant to present information and activities to individuals, business organizations and schools to highlight the importance of adaptive recreation for folks with disabilities as well as their family and support systems. These sessions include education “hands on experiences’ where people can try the equipment for themselves, as well as hear from community members who live life to the fullest using adaptive equipment.

If your organization is interested in scheduling a session, please contact Cindy Jacobelli:  cindy.jacobelli@cardinalhill.org

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