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.
Gathering Strength, Inc., is pleased and honored to announce that it has received a Rapid Response Grant from the Disability Inclusion Fund, which is a donor collaborative housed at Borealis Philanthropy.
Gathering Strength is one of 15 organizations nationwide to receive a rapid response grant. Please see the June 23, 2020, press release.
The funds will help Gathering Strength to connect people with disabling conditions to virtual activities that promote health, increase inclusion in the community, and combat isolation. Details on specific projects will be posted in the near future.
Since our April 4th event on Physical Activity After Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury has been rescheduled to October 17th (See below), we’ve decided to share 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.
**Community organizations that provide physical activities for people with disabling conditions will have information tables in the lobby.
This Event is made possible by a grant from the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, and the support of Frazier Rehab Institute.
The project described is 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
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.