As a provider of powered wheelchairs and scooters, we meet many people all with one aim in mind, I want to get out more. Life doesn’t end, if you end up in a wheelchair. Here are some suggestions for what you can do to help remove the boredom factor.
One tip we give a lot of customers is to stay fit. Yoga is a great way if staying supple and keeping muscles active and so is swimming. Both activities can be done whatever disability you carry.
Alongside this we do encourage users to keep going out. I know they might have just bought a mobility scooter so they can get out, sometimes through whatever reason, users still don’t go out much. Instead of waiting for an invite, start visiting your local park, feed the ducks, have fun. But get out. We encourage people to volunteer and take on new challenges in life.
Three things you can do once you are outside:
- Gardening – even with a small garden you can use containers or maybe go and get an allotment. Growing your own herbs can be done simply and easily or go for something bigger with a container fruit tree and under-planting.
- Take up photography – you have a camera on your mobile phone and with social media sites you can share those photos easily. Start a daily photo journal.
- Painting – not the next Banksy! Take a sketchbook on your next journey around the park and start sketching. There are many ways you can teach yourself technique and going to an evening class, gets you out more and you will meet new people.
We haven’t mentioned up skills you can learn, cooking, woodwork, basketball! Don’t let boredom get you down, try something new.