Local Nonprofit Changing the Course & Improving Lives for Physically Challenged
Previously Return to Golf, The Turn, a local nonprofit with the mission of improving the health and wellness of the physically challenged community through innovative adaptive recreation programming and rehabilitation training, is changing the course for many disabled persons.
Despite being located in Northeast Ohio, people from afar travel to experience the organization’s innovative adaptive golf programming at Wharton Golf Center in North Olmsted. The fully accessible 15 acre facility features a 9-hole golf course, a state of the art rehabilitation-based fitness center, an indoor golf range and specialized adaptive equipment that allows physically challenged to golf in an upright position. In fact, The Turn offers more Paramobile and SoloRider mobility devices than any other facility in the Midwest, making it a unique destination for golf lovers.
Participants in the program have represented a broad range of physical disabilities, including stroke survivors, amputees, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. While adaptive golf fundamentals are tought and practiced, the programs are not just about golf; they’re about the participants and their experience turning a new chapter in their life. By offering free programming for the physically challenged community, participants are able to maximize the quality of their life through sport and relationships.
Herb, a participant of The Turn’s golf and yoga programming explained why the program is so important to him. “The organization has really helped me gain self actualization, whether it be who I am or who I want to be. Its an opportunity to get back into life through fitness and golf.” Like Herb, many people facing the challenges of a disability lose confidence and hope that there could be more for their life. However, with programs like The Turn, they are able to strengthen themselves physically which more often than not translates into emotional strength as well.
The turn is a wonderful organization helping people to accept, cope and move forward despite their disability. We are so proud to have an organization like this here in Ohio! If you are interested in participating in the program, contact Shellie McQuaid at 440-686-1070 (ext. 210) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit Their Website Tags: accessible, disability, sports, wheelchair sports