Adaptive Recreational Activities for Spinal Cord Injury | Barrie Ontario Adaptive Sports | SCIO

The City of Barrie, Ontario is committed to providing adaptive recreational activities for individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other unique needs. Megan Grinnell, a recreation programmer of inclusion services, works closely with the city to develop and facilitate adaptive recreation programs that cater to the diverse community. These programs include adaptive sports and recreational activities tailored to individuals with disabilities.

The City of Barrie recognizes the importance of accessible recreation. They provide adaptive recreation equipment and offer specialized programs designed to meet the unique needs of those with disabilities. The City of Barrie is dedicated to providing meaningful recreation opportunities for participants experiencing disability through both adapted and integrated program options.

If you recently sustained a spinal cord injury or you have a disability, you may not have active living, sports and exercise on your mind. But the reality is that recreation may be more beneficial than you realize. From managing stress to improving your physical wellness to feeling connected to your community – recreation is a powerful act, not to mention fun.

We understand there may be some challenges to finding accessible recreation – but that’s why we’re here. On this episode of Underestimated, presented by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers and brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, we’re talking about accessible recreation. Tory meets with Megan Grinnell to learn about the meaningful recreation opportunities and experiences available for people with disabilities within the city of Barrie.

Megan has worked in Recreation since 2012 and has a passion for working in and supporting her community. Megan studied nursing at both college and university. She has worked as a nurse in acute and community care settings. Throughout her nursing experience Megan has grown to understand and truly appreciate that medical care and attention is only a small part of someone’s overall health, when health and wellness is examined through the social determinants of health. Megan knows the importance of community, play and access to resources. She believes that everyone in her community should be able to live, work and play where they live to see the best health and wellness outcomes.

Participating in adaptive recreational activities and exercise aids in the recovery process, improves physical fitness, and enhances overall well-being. The City of Barrie’s dedication to providing adaptive recreational opportunities underscores their commitment to health and well-being for all.

Adaptive recreational activities are made possible through the use of specialized adaptive recreation equipment and are often organized through adaptive recreation programs and recreational therapy. Exercise is vital for physical and emotional well-being, promoting strength, flexibility, and overall health. Recreation activities designed to be inclusive provide enjoyment but also facilitate social interaction and community integration, enabling individuals to lead active and fulfilling lives.

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