Enjoying the Outdoors in a Wheelchair
April 25, 2019
Being in a wheelchair really limits mobility, and may limit what the person in it can do. When the weather gets nice, it may be hard for people in a wheelchair to feel like they can enjoy the outside due to their limited mobility. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are just a few things one could enjoy outside in a wheelchair.
Create a Garden
Creating an accessible garden isn’t as hard as it may seem. You could either create one while sitting, or raise the beds to be a comfortable height for you. Make sure that all tools and gardening supplies are in an accessible spot as well, and that the tools and supplies can be used by someone in a wheelchair. This means making sure the tools are adaptive and can be used in the garden from a wheelchair, like longer handles and an ergonomic design.
It might be a good idea to get easily maintained plants as well, unless you’ve got a green thumb. Taking care of the plants in the garden is a task, and it’s even harder in a wheelchair, so make sure whatever plants you choose, you can take care of it. And don’t forget to have clear pathways. Pathways should be wheelchair-friendly and smooth, so that everyone can access the garden.
Go to the Flea Market or Craft Show
This is a great way to get out in the community and have fun. Going to a flea market or craft show can give you a chance to shop and look at some really neat things, which is always fun. And you can interact with the community, catch up with friends and neighbors, and just have some fun!
You can also go to any community event at local parks and other venues. This entails just as much fun as a flea market or craft show, maybe even more. You could even set up your own outdoor event, like a garden party with wheelchair friendly games.
Go For a Leisurely Stroll
Take a stroll through the park with some friends and just relax. Or you could go through the zoo or a botanical garden. It’s easy to navigate a park, and most zoo’s and botanical garden’s are wheelchair accessible. However, all this activity in a wheelchair may get exhausting. A good way to solve this problem is to think about getting a mobility scooter.
Mobility scooters are a good idea if someone in a wheelchair doesn’t like the lack of mobility. They make it easier to move around and move around faster. You can find mobility scooters in Maryland at Freedom Mobility. Call us today or visit out Hanover, MD showroom to learn more about how we can help you get more mobile.
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Anne Arundel County Mobility Solutions: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Montgomery County Mobility Solutions: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Germantown (20876), Gaithersburg (20878), Laytonsville (20882), Chevy Chase (20815), Bethesda (20816), and more.
Howard County Mobility Solutions: Clarksville (21029), Cooksville (21723), Columbia (21044), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Glenelg (21737), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Highland (20777), Marriottsville (21104), West Friendship (21794), North Laurel (20723), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Mobility Solutions: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Union Bridge (21791), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Taneytown (21787), Westminster (21157, 21158), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Marriottsville (21104), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), Mount Airy (21771), and more.
Baltimore County Mobility Solutions: Arbutus (21227), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Essex (21221), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Edgemere (21219), Middle River (21220), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Milford Mill (21244), Randallstown (21133), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), Reisterstown (21136), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Frederick County Mobility Solutions: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Libertytown (21762), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), New Market (21774) , Damascus (20872), and more.
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