Wheelchair Health In Motion

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Location South Sutton, New Hampshire

Wheelchair Health In Motion (WHIM) is a free, peer-driven program that provides the tools for increasing quality of life and promoting wellness in individuals living with physical disability or low mobility through innovative upper-body aerobic exercise and positive peer support within their own community.

Wheelchair Health In Motion groupQuality of life has a different definition for each person, however, reoccurring themes are: independence, power to cope, enjoying life activities, good health, good social support and feelings of accomplishment. This program focuses on helping each individual reach their optimal goals regarding their quality of life. WHIM also strives to be a toolbox full of ongoing support resources that individuals with disability can utilize for increasing their quality of life, for example: vocational rehabilitation contacts, informational webcast alerts, advocacy alerts, and recreational opportunities and contacts

Modalities

  • upper-body exercise;
  • positive peer support;
  • leadership opportunities;
  • career development;
  • job skill-building;
  • advocacy awareness;
  • and adaptive recreational opportunities.

Weekly exercise programs are held in:
Concord, Dover, Laconia, Goffstown, Manchester, Portsmouth

Sunset Hill Educational Institute (SHEI), a small 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2006 by Carol Conforti-Adams in the rural town of South Sutton, New Hampshire. After a life-changing spinal cord injury that left her with a diagnosis of quadriplegia, Carol felt strongly that she could still contribute to the community and enrich other people’s lives.