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Fall Fun for All!

Looking for something fun to do this season?!
Check out some of these links. All these activities and events are completely wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Beach Guide
Here you’ll find almost every beach on the Jersey Shore and the details about their accessibility. Asbury Park especially has a lot of wheelchair accessible events.
https://co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/41/2017%20Accessible%20Beach%20Guide.pdf
Wheelchair Accessible Hiking Trails
Search any state and/or town and enjoy a beautiful day on wheelchair accessible trails!
https://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/nj-wheelchair-accessible-trails/
Adaptive Golfers
At Adaptive Golfers we have experienced instructors, manufacturers, and organizations working day in and day out on helping people with challenges discover the wonders and therapeutic values of golf.
23 Stoneybrook Ln., Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Tel: (973) 632- 1321
https://www.adaptivegolfers.org/
Franklin Lakes Racquet Club
The Franklin Lakes Racquet Club is an accessible indoor tennis court. PTW also held their first Annual Tennis Fundraiser here in August.
803 Susquehanna Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Tel: (201) 891-7111
https://www.franklinlakesracquetclub.com/programs
New York City
Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty
https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/2018/03/05/visiting-the-statue-of-liberty-and-ellis-island-as-a-wheelchair-user/
9/11 Memorial
 https://www.911memorial.org/visitors-limited-mobility
Equine Tranquility
The Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club has been established in order to provide exceptional, safe, fun and educational recreational horseback riding instruction by an experienced riding instructor to individuals with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities.
1180 Ringwood Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Tel: (201) 970-3400
http://www.helpinghorseshoe.org
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Inc.
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is comprised of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community.
600 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 7430
Tel: (201) 512-9348
http://www.nynjtc.org
Roll Call Wheelchair Dance, Inc.
The mission of Roll Call is to teach people of all ages and abilities how to partner dance.
55 East Central Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965
Tel: (201)391-9498
http://www.rollcallwheelchairdance.com
Infinity Dance Theater
Infinity Dance Theater is a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities.
220 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 877-3490
http://www.infinitydance.com
New Jersey Fencing Alliance Inc
NJFA's Wheelchair Fencing Program provides instruction and competition opportunities to wheelchair bound athletes who seek to participate in the exciting sport of fencing.
50-58 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, NJ 7040
Tel: (973) 762-6363
http://www.njfencingalliance.com
Alstede Farm Hayrides
Alstede Farms creates inclusive family fun at every turn. That includes a handicapped accessible hay wagon ride for our guests. It accommodates two wheelchairs with additional seating for family and friends. The accessibility-abled wagon follows the same scenic farm route and accesses all the same pick your own activities as our regularly scheduled wagons.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Tel: 908-258-6245
https://www.alstedefarms.com/pick-your-own-handicapped-accessible-hayrides/
Turtle Back Zoo
Reserved parking; wheelchairs available, accessible restrooms. Zoo exhibits are accessible to handicapped. Sea lions, an Amur leopard, a red panda, penguins, wolves, and more.
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel: 973-731-5800
iFLY – Indoor Skydiving
At iFLY, don’t believe the impossible isn’t possible. We believe in encouraging people to dream big and dream often. Each and every single one of us in the world, in some way or another, is chasing a better version of ourselves. We may chase after ourselves on one leg or two, in a wheelchair, or blindly, but we all have a desire to be someone. We all want to feel. We all want to experience. We are all so different yet so much the same.
211 E State RT 4, Paramus, NJ 07652-5102
(201) 733-4359
https://www.iflyworld.com/programs/all-abilities/
Operation BeachHead
Operation BeachHead runs accessible activities such as surfing and ice skating. Entirely supported by donations and managed by volunteers whose sole purpose it is to help enhance the lives of our heroes and those with challenges, Operation Beachhead continues to expand its programs and services to offer a variety of year round activities including winter sport programs providing free services and opportunities to 225 participants.
http://opbeachhead.org/

For more information on a specific event or to add to the list please contact Amanda at amudrick@pushtowalknj.org.
For more information on additional events, information, and support please visit our Resources page https://www.pushtowalknj.org/resources/.

Push to Walk’s First Annual Family Fun Day!

Looking for something fun to do this summer?

Join us on Sunday August 25th from 11AM-3PM for Push to Walk’s First Annual Family Fun Day!

Clients, staff and families will have a fun filled day and get to know other clients that attend Push to Walk. The day will begin a staff tug of war game to get the crowd going wild! We will have games and fun indoors and outdoors. How well do you know the PTW training staff? We will find out at an intense game of staff trivia! We will also have many accessible games of Baggo, Can Jam, Yard Pong and Ladder Ball. The owners of VeloChair will be attending to demonstrate their new, revolutionizing mobility device. Clients will be able to test them out as well! Kids will have fun too with hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and much more!

PTW will bring families together with music and food. Barbecue food will be served, along with ice cream for the hot summer day! Come and go as you please, but don’t forget to come! Not a Push to Walk client? Come check out our facility and meet our staff at our Family Fun Day!

Please RVSP to Kate at kwolfe@pushtowalknj.org and hope to see you there!

Everyone’s a Golfer if it’s for a Good Cause!

We don’t care if you’re the next Masters Champion or shoot triple par, tell your boss you can’t make it on Monday September 16th. You’ve got better plans!

Push to Walk is holding our 12th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday September 16th, 2019 at The Knoll West Country Club, Knoll & Greenbank Road, Parsippany, NJ. The outing begins with registration and lunch at 11 A.M. The day will include 18 holes, lunch, dinner, prizes, silent and live auctions and a special guest speaker! Not a golfer? Not a problem! Non-golfers and guests are welcome to purchase cocktail hour and dinner banquet tickets. All registrations will be handled on a first come first served basis with payment. The deadline to register is September 9th, 2019.

This year Push to Walk will be honoring long time supporters, Ralph Rathyen & Barbara Purdy. Ralph Rathyen has been involved with Push to Walk since the beginning. He is one of the three Founding Board Members and has remained active with the organization since his terms ended. Ralph participated as part of the organization’s committee to help find Push to Walk’s current home in Oakland, NJ. Barbara and Ralph have also remained involved by sponsoring and attending events, as well as requesting donations be made to the non-profit in lieu of gifts for their wedding and milestone birthdays over the years. “The loyalty of Push to Walk’s supporters is astonishing, especially those that have given as much time and heart as Ralph and Barbara. I am looking forward to honoring them at my second Push to Walk Annual Charity Golf Outing and anticipating another successful and fun event.” Says Push to Walk Executive Director, Vivian Kiggins.

For online registration and donation opportunities: Visit our registration site.

Any questions? Please contact Kate at kwolfe@pushtowalknj.org.

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