Adult day centre receives a side-by-side tandem
An adult day centre of InteraktContour in Hattem, an institution for people with a brain injury, recently put their electric three-wheel tandem into use. Thanks to the Univé Stad en Land foundation “Stichting voor Elkaar”, InteraktContour won an amount of 5000 euros in 2017. After donations from Lionsclub Hattem, foundation Vrienden van InteraktContour and two bicycle shops from Hattem, the side-by-side tandem could be purchased.
Wilma Mensink, caregiver at InteraktContour, told the local newspaper 'Schaapskooi': "Exercising is very important for people with brain injuries. With exercising they improve their condition and motorics, so that they can live more independent for a longer time.” Taking a bike ride on a two-wheel cycle is, most of the time, no longer possible. With the side-by-side tandem they can make, with a caregiver, bike trips again.
The contributors, residents and caregivers of the adult day center with their Fun2Go. (Photo: Nieuwsblad Schaapskooi)