If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you may feel like winter outlasts the other seasons. While shoveling isn’t the most fun winter activity, there are plenty of other activities that only this season has to offer. Instead of rushing the winter, take advantage of the events and things to do that can only be done during this time of the year. As you cross these items off your winter bucket list, you may find that time flew by and even be wishing for cooler weather again. After all, time flies when you’re having fun. The best part is, these activities are accessible, so friends and family of all abilities can join in.
Adaptive Winter Sports for Motorized Wheelchair and Scooter Users
Do you enjoy playing in the snow or do you prefer cozying up indoors? For those who love adventure and the great outdoors, this is the time to participate in adaptive winter sports. Although many winter activities may be centered around the holidays, what’s nice about winter sports is that you can do them all throughout the winter months. They’re a great way to get outside, exercise and even spend time with others. Many indoor and outdoor winter sports have been adapted for people of all abilities to participate. The nice thing about sports is they’re very versatile. For instance, some of them are team sports and some are individual sports but can still be done with the company. Also, you can compete or just practice for fun. If you are interested in learning more about adaptive sports, their rules and how you can get involved, we recommend checking out our articles on sled hockey, adaptive skiing, and adaptive snowboarding.
Holiday Events and Markets
Just because it’s the winter doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside. Just like during the warmer months of the year, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events, especially towards the holidays. A tradition that many towns and cities like to do is hold holiday markets and events where you can purchase crafts, food and other goods from local vendors. Some markets are open-air, and others are held indoors. Even if you don’t buy anything, browsing can be just as fun, as well as getting out of the house and taking in the seasonal aromas and atmosphere. In addition to markets and festivals, there are also light displays that allow you to admire holiday decorations, either from the comfort of your vehicle or navigating through with your power wheelchair or scooter. As with any event or visit somewhere, we recommend calling the organizer or someone ahead of time who can speak to you about the accessibility of the place or event.
Holiday Cooking and Baking
Spending nights in are just as fun as spending the night out. From dinner parties to board game nights to movie marathons, your options are endless. Regardless of what you want to do or whether you will be inviting others over or not, you’re going to want to have some tasty food and snacks to go along with the activities of your choice. Cooking and baking won’t be a hassle this winter at all with 12” seat elevation on the Jazzy Air® 2 power wheelchair. You can reach ingredients on shelves and in cabinets in your kitchen by elevating your seat as needed.