The mission of Gathering Strength, Inc. is to:
Empower people with physically disabling conditions to maintain and improve their health and wellness. Provide, advocate for, and improve access to health-promoting physical activity and recreation. Support, promote, and provide education and research programs that improve, and increase understanding of, the health and wellness of people with disabling conditions.
GS is now offering health and wellness classes live on Zoom. Recordings of some classes will be posted periodically on our “Classes” page. By clicking “Classes” on the menu, or button below, you will find information about our upcoming classes, including a wheelchair-based cardiovascular exercise class starting the first week of December, as well as videos of our first online yoga class: Beginner Chair Yoga for Core Strength, Better Breathing, and Deeper Sleep. These classes are made possible by a grant from the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute’s Wellness Edge Project.
This project is made possible by a Rapid Response Grant from the Disability Inclusion Fund–a donor collaborative housed at Borealis Philanthropy.
With this pilot project GS hopes to increase inclusion, decrease isolation, and improve health and wellness of people with physically disabling conditions, who live on low incomes, especially during the Covid-19 crisis, by lowering barriers to internet access so they can participate in Gathering Strength’s (now online) health and wellness activities as well as other vital online community resources.
For information on GS’s online classes click on “Classes” in the menu above.
The project described was supported by Grant Number 90PRRC0001-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Wellness Edge staff and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Community Living Or HHS
Need to relax while stuck at home? Here’s a video of an adapted, chair yoga class. It is very gentle, beginner, chair yoga that can be done by people with disabling conditions like spinal cord injury and stroke.
Click the button below to see the video.
Gathering Strength Inc., helps people with disabling conditions, such as spinal cord injury and stroke, to engage in therapeutic physical activity. Gathering Strength collaborates with Frazier Rehab Institute’s Community Fitness and Wellness program in Louisville, Ky to provide a wide variety of accessible exercise opportunitites.
Click on a picture, or visit the “Get Inspired” page, to read more and see videos of people engaging in therapeutic exercise.
Resources below include some helpful advice, interesting research, and practical guidelines on how to maintain and improve fitness and wellness while living with a disabling condition, such as spinal cord injury or stroke. (We do not specifically endorse or affirm any third-party’s information; please use your own, best judgment in evaluating it.)
Therapeutic Exercise Facilities:
Nutrition, Stress Reduction, Etc.