Check Out the All-Terrain Wheelchair Beach Event This Saturday
Have you seen the Action Trackchair all-terrain wheelchair? This baby really gives you access. You have the power and the torque to conquer sand, mud, snow, mountain roads, campgrounds, the woods, and other surfaces.
OTP Mobility Inc., the exclusive Long Island LosGroup Inc. dealer of the chair, is doing an event this Saturday, May 12, so people can try out the Action Trackchair on the sand. They’re also looking to raise awareness and are pushing for accessibility at the parks. Check it out from 1-6pm at Sunken Meadow State Park (Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY). The group is meeting in Field 1 in front of the park office and will head to the food pavilion on the boardwalk for sign-in. The rain date is May 17. For more info call 631-702-5302.
“I’m paralyzed from the neck down, and I can walk but with difficulty. To get to the beach and to be outdoors is the best therapy one can ask for,” said Larry Keller, President & CEO of OTP Mobility Inc. “The Action Trackchair floats on the sand, no matter how soft it is. It really goes the distance as far as getting you wherever you want to be without worrying about getting stuck. That’s real freedom.”
Located on Long Island Sound, Sunken Meadow State Park is a beautiful place to spend the day with loved ones. Its three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park’s brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats. South of the flats are acres of undeveloped and heavily-wooded rolling hills. Activities include swimming in Long Island Sound; hiking six miles of trails, including the northern starting point of the Suffolk County Greenbelt Trail; biking, horseback riding, picnicking, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, a ¾ mile boardwalk, cross-country skiing, and a 27-hole golf course.