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OIH Mornings
OIH Mornings
Meet at Our Island Home at 9:15am. Return to Our Island Home by 11:30.
Friday, July 21, 2017
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Repeats weekly until Friday, September 15, 2017

WHO CAN RIDE?

Weekdays are reserved for Our Island Home residents.

Saturday and Sunday rides are reserved for non-ambulatory members of the community and non-ambulatory visitors.

Ideal candidates are people who are able to transfer themselves from one wheelchair to another, and who have enough upper body movement for self-mobility in a wheelchair. However, other people who CAN participate include those with and without dementia, those requiring assistance to transfer or a Hoyer lift to transfer, individuals with urinary drainage devices, portable oxygen, and/or tube feeding. Participants with special needs may only ride with suitable volunteers, as determined by their caregivers. ‘Non-transfer’ passengers will be transferred into the Duet Wheelchair by the nursing staff just before the time of their scheduled pick up. 

People who CANNOT participate are individuals who have postural or other conditions, such as a decubitus ulcer, that prohibit them from sitting upright, those with extreme, unpredictable behaviors, and those with acute illnesses. 

OUR ISLAND HOME RIDES

Our Island Home rides take place M/W/F 9:30-11:30 and T/TH 1:30-3:30

COMMUNITY RIDE TIMES

Community ride times are 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On weekends trips we can accommodate 2 passengers per trip. Family members are welcome and encouraged to join along on their own bicycles. All community rides originate at the Don Allen Ford Showroom at 24 Polpis Road. Participating family members may rent bicycle rentals through Nantucket Bike Shop 508-228-1999.

WHERE DO WE RIDE?

We can take passengers for trips down Polpis Road or out to Surfside Beach.

Family members are welcome and encouraged to join along on their own bicycles.

PREPARATION

Before signing up for a ride, qualified participants must:

1. Undergo a health assessment, receive written approval and referral from their family physician.

2. Download, sign and submit a Nantucket Wheelers Waiver Agreement.  All signed waivers must be submitted directly to the volunteer pedaler at the time of the ride. Waivers will be on-hand at Don Allen Ford, however minors and those with legal guardians should have gathered all necessary signatures prior to their arrival.

For more information, please call Darcy Creech at 508-685-0404.

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