Being well involves finding time both to exercise and to enjoy leisure activities. The chapter can help you identify ways to accomplish both of these goals.
Some of the benefits of participating in an exercise program may include:
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Increased strength and endurance
- Improved balance
- Better bladder and bowel function
- Less fatigue and depression
- Overall feeling of well-being
- Management of stress
Limited scholarship funds available.
For a scholarship application and accompanying forms, please call 516.740.7227 or 631.864.8337
You may also download one here, along with a financial assistance form, waiver of responsibility and confirmation of diagnosis. Please note that all forms are required to apply for wellness scholarship.
- Group Physical Therapy
- Therapeutic Equestrian
- NEW PROGRAMS at HOPEFitness
In an effort to save time, we have provided below a link to the Registration and Release form required for participation in all wellness programs. Please complete this document and return it to your instructor on your first day of class.
Download the required Registration and Release form here.
For more information please contact the Long Island Chapter at 516.740.7227 or 631.864.8337.
A Clinic For Physically Challenged Individuals
AFTERNOON SESSION "LEARN TO GOLF" Clinic
12 - 3 p.m. FREE
Golf lessons for ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals. Under the direction of instructor Paula Slivinsky, physically challenged individuals will gain hands-on golf experience with guidance from participants in the morning program.
Paula Slivinsky is a 21yr member of the P.G.A (Professional Golfers Assoc.) Teaching the game for over 25yrs. She played competitive golf at both the college and professional levels. She is currently teaching adults classes, women, kids, various organizations and junior summer camps at the Fairview Golf Center in Elmsford. She has worked at various private clubs: Fenway Golf Club, Old Oaks Country Club, Glen Oaks Country Club, Rolling Hills Country Club and Centennial Golf Club The program teaches physically challenged individuals the basics of golf and teaches therapists and golf professionals how to instruct physically disabled people in adaptive golf techniques. If you want to learn golf -- or learn how to teach adapted golf -- sign up now!
The hands-on clinic will: Introduce and review basic golfing techniques to improve functional skills such as range of motion and balance;Provide an opportunity to interact with others, including physically challenged individuals, in a lifelong leisure activity;Introduce special equipment, such as adaptive golf clubs and accessories. Bring a friend or colleague, your golf clubs, and join us!
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
300 Waterside Center
Elmsford, NY 10523