Gathering Strength, Inc.
This project will provide group adapted health and wellness activities/classes for people with paralysis and their family caregivers. The group activities will be virtual (using video-conferencing), and in-person (only when safe and advisable). Activities for people with paralysis may include stress reduction, stretching, breathing and cardiovascular exercise. Activities for family caregivers may include relaxation, exercise, and discussion/support. Assistance will be provided to help up to 10 people, who cannot otherwise afford it, to obtain access to high-speed internet so they can participate. The content and format of the classes (such as length and frequency of classes, and type of activities) will be designed and continually improved based on participant feedback to assure success in continuing to provide classes in the future. The project also will train yoga and exercise teachers to conduct adapted classes, thereby increasing the capacity for providing adapted activities in the Louisville area.