Since its inception, Wheelchair Recycler has supplied more than 500 refurbished power wheelchairs to people with disabilities, increasing their mobility, independence, and self-confidence. For this campaign, Wheelchair Recycler will supply one power wheelchair for a child returning to school, whether to use as a secondary chair or as a replacement for an outgrown one. Donations will also go toward specially modifying a wheelchair for a second child who plays wheelchair soccer, thus bolstering his or her ability to engage in social and physical activities.
Taught by expert instructors Carrie Honore and Lois Gannon, classes at evolve yoga guide students along individualized paths of mental, physical, and spiritual enrichment inside a welcoming, in-home studio. In-depth direction and hands-on adjustments imbue pupils with fundamental postures and breathing techniques during a basic yoga course, designed for beginners or those looking to perfect their posture. Restorative yoga relaxes bodies and diminishes stress with a gentle, contemplative flow that begins with standing poses and gradually evolves as students work their way down to positions on the mat, before finally burrowing beneath the studio. Prenatal and Baby & Me sessions invite expectant moms or guardians with tykes up to 6 months old to connect with their babes as they soothe aches, practice relaxation techniques, and eliminate mental stress and anxiety. Additionally, 45-minute meditations help students find the type of increased focus and mindfulness they need to finally win at Jenga. A weekly schedule of class times can be found here.
Garden in the Woods is a 45-acre botanical garden, devoted to the conservation and promotion of native New England plants. Kid-friendly with scavenger hunts. Adult-friendly with guided walking tours Tues-Fri at 10am, Sat-Sun at 2pm.
Sweet Meadow Farm is not just a kid-friendly equestrian center. Sure, their experienced instructors lead private and group horseback-riding lessons year-round, but the farm also houses an interactive barnyard zoo. Their menagerie of domestic and exotic animals ranges from miniature horses and potbelly pigs to peacocks and kangaroos. Sweet Meadow Farm hosts birthday parties, too, during which kids can meet new critter friends inside the air-conditioned barn and make up secret handshakes that do not require opposable thumbs.