Explore SHEI’s New Fully Accessible Pathways

Greetings New Hampshire-United spinal Association members, friends and family, In collaboration with Sunset Hill Educational Institute (SHEI), parent nonprofit organization of Wheelchair Health In Motion (WHIM), NH-USA…Believe me when I say this, we would all like to see everybody and would like to invite you all to come and explore SHEI’s new fully accessible pathways (includes accessible restroom), learn about Nature’s Way programs held on the pathways, and enjoy some time in nature with your peers. Refreshments included! These pathways are a private place where an individual can be in nature on their own or with an intimate group of friends. It is a place for reflection and freedom for the mind, body, & soul, and a wonderful environment for the senses.

When: Friday, July 22nd – 1pm-3pm

Where: SHEI, 222 Blaisdell Hill Road, South Sutton NH

 

Discover More: www.sheinh.org

Accessible wheelchair transportation can be provided – first come, first serve – to approximately eight individuals by Granite State Independent Living, if it is geographically feasible.  Please RSVP by 07/19/22 to coordinate an accessible ride: mrace@gsil.org and dlavoie@gsil.org.  Participants traveling in their own vehicle will receive a $25 gas card provided by SHEI.

man on handicapped bike

Consumer Success Story

After a recent spinal cord injury resulted in paraplegia, Kevin’s life soon changed. The staff at GSIL worked closely with him through his rehabilitation, offering resources, peer support and mentoring as well as assisting him in networking with his community to set goals. Kevin obtained 2 accessible vehicles, had his own apartment and sat on several different disability related committees. He participated in barrier.

free recreation and peer support groups. With some guidance from GSIL staff, Kevin obtained a hand cycle through Challenge Athletes Foundation. In the fall of 2019, he did the research to find an accessible subsidized apartment. He spoke with his employer about a transfer in jobs to the franchise in the city to which he was moving. He now had a job waiting for him as well!