Programs Offered By S.O.A.R. Partnerships
SOAR will be sponsoring a Spinal Cord injury Support Group the last Monday of every month starting September 24th between 5 &6 at Greenhouse Mokena 9930 W. 190th St., Unit H Mokena, IL 60448. You can contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Either driving or being a passenger, riding on an ATV is exciting and adventurous. Having this program would allow SOAR the opportunity to offer its participants the sense of freedom and exhilaration felt only while traversing the backroads and trails of the great outdoors. This is a great release from the confines of two-wheel driving.
Modern technology has opened up bicycling to all people. Physical challenges no longer stand in the way of enjoying an afternoon bike ride through the wilderness. With both adaptations for wheelchairs and specially made bicycles, families and individuals can speed along the trails when SOAR offers this program. In order to find wheels that will work, SOAR will have several options such as hand cycles, tricycles, electric bicycles, battery attachments for wheelchairs, and specially made bicycles to carry a special passenger.
Accessible Camping / Picnics
One of the best ways to spend time with family and friends is sitting around a bonfire while camping. SOAR would like to offer this opportunity to physically disabled and their families. Traversing natural terrain can be difficult in a wheelchair. SOAR would provide campsites that have concrete areas for a camper, picnic table, tent, and fire pits without compromising the experience of living in nature. The facilities would also include disability-friendly tents with raised tent beds, accessible restrooms and showers, and paved trails through the woods.
Did you ever hear the fishing tale of the big one that got away? SOAR wants its guests to be able to tell the most fascinating fishing stories of the ones they caught while on our accessible piers. SOAR would provide paved paths to piers wide enough for easy maneuvering of guests in wheelchairs and their family and friends. We would also like to provide stations on the piers with places for equipment and stands to hold fishing poles.
A network of accessible trails can provide a setting for an enjoyable day in nature. SOAR will would provide a trail system that is still one with nature while allowing easier travels no matter what mode of transportation you are using.
SOAR’s main goal is to make it easier for disabled individuals to participate in outdoor recreational activities. One of the activities that SOAR would like to offer is bow hunting. As part of this program accessible blinds would be provided for disabled hunters to help shelter you from the conditions while offering you the opportunity to spot and target your first dear. Because of our association with archery hunters, we would like to provide suggestions to make your hunt enjoyable and hopefully successful.