“The worry and stress of having to move Mel into care disappears during those 90 minutes together on the trishaw”
Before Mel’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia, Mel and Sim were an active couple that loved skiing and hiking together. However, in the eight years since his diagnosis, their normal activities had slowly disappeared from their lives until their adventures in the trishaw began.
“with the use of transfer equipment more of our long-term care residents are able to get outside and enjoy this wonderful activity”
After many faithful visits from his granddaughter, Joe surprised her when she arrived and he was proudly seated in the trishaw. Together they explored the neighbourhood giving Joe a better sense of where his new home was located and giving his granddaughter a better sense of who Joe was. He opened up and started sharing stories he had never shared before.
“Que Sera Sera, whatever will be will be…”
With a new found zest for life on the trishaw, Elana can often be seen singing as she tours around her nieghbourhood. The freedom that she feels as they cycle by a preschool, through the park and down main street brings so much joy and exactment to her, she can’t help by sing.
See Where We Are!
Check out our map to see if there is a chapter in your neighbourhood. Click on the icon to find the contact information. Please note that ~50% of our chapters are run by care homes and unfortunately are limited to the residents in that home.
- Chapters with trishaws
- New chapters fundraising for trishaws