Cycling Without Age: Beaumont Chapter
Cycling Without Age Canada (CWACA) is a national organization aimed at reducing social isolation and increasing both mental and physical health for all Canadians.
Using specialized electric pedal-assisted trishaws each bicycle can carry up to two passengers on an adventure previously unimagined. Envision harkening back to youthful memories of exploration and discovery thought forever lost. Local volunteers called ‘pilots’ visit care homes, senior centres and community groups to offer rides on the trishaw. Being outdoors, reconnecting in the community and with the ‘pilots’ nurtures emotional well-being. Rides make passengers smile, bring back their memories, and allow them to be part of society again and thereby renewing their appetite for life itself. It all starts with a bike ride!
The Beaumont Chapter of CWA has been active since 2017, providing rides for residents of the Chateau Vitaline supportive care home as part of recreational therapy. Unfortunately, operations were suspended from 2020 to 2022 due to the COVID pandemic, but as of Summer 2023 bicycle rides were resumed and residents can once more enjoy the feeling of the wind in their hair!
We have many riders registered at Chateau Vitaline, but we now need more volunteer pilots to meet the demand for rides. please contact me if you would like to know more about volunteering for this rewarding, and health promoting activity.