What do you do when you want to play but don’t have the toys?
Northeast Passage Equipment Rental
Northeast Passage’s Equipment Rental Program makes it affordable to try before you buy, be a weekend warrior, gain skills, and be involved in more than one sport. Best of all, Northeast Passage’s Equipment Rental Program gives you the choice and freedom you deserve. You take the equipment when and where you want, and with whom you want to go… SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
All terrain equipment, cycles, everyday wheelchairs, gardening, golf carts, miscellaneous accessories, paddling, power soccer, skating/hockey, skis & snowshoes, sport chairs, and water skis available. http://nepassage.org/equipment-rentals/
SMILE Mass Loaner Program
SMILE Mass has floating beach wheelchairs, jogging strollers and adaptive bikes available to borrow, FREE of charge, to take on your vacation or outing. If you planning a vacation and need a beach wheelchair or a bike for any special occasion, let them know a soon as possible. http://smilemass.org/loaner-program.html
DCR Universal Access – Equipment at public beaches and skating rinks
Ice sleds at public skating rinks throughout the state
Seated ice skating sleds allow people with disabilities to skate during public skating. Use short hockey sticks with picks to propel yourself or a stroller bar handle allows another skater to push you. Sizes and styles vary. Recommended for uncrowded skating conditions typical of weekdays and some weekend public skate sessions. Call rinks in advance to find out skating times, to verify equipment listed below and whether or not street shoes are allowed on the ice. Adult sleds have a typical weight limit of 190 pounds and may not fit larger sized individuals. Ice sled use is at no charge but other rental fees will apply. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/accessibility/accessible-ice-skating.html
Floating Beach Wheelchairs Available for Use
Enjoy the water each summer in a floating beach wheelchair! Mobi Chair beach wheelchairs provide assisted travel not only across the beach, but also into the water itself, and are a great way to cool off on a hot day. The DCR currently has Mobi Chairs at Salisbury Beach, Scusset Beach, and Wollaston Beach, as well as at the D.A.R State Forest and Dunn State Park.
Swimming, Sand and Sunbathing Beach Wheelchairs are made of PVC pipe and feature a fishing rod holder, a movable arm for transfer, and large balloon tires for travel across sand to the water. No fee to use – bring someone to push the chair. Reservations are sometimes required and always recommended. Full list of beaches with equipment at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/accessibility/accessible-beaches.html