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Cycling with the Huntingdon CHSLD

Residents at the Huntingdon Residential and Long-term Care Centre (CHSLD) have been enjoying the warmer weather by bike this summer.

Catherine Brousseau, an information officer with the Montérégie-West Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSSMO), says residents have had access to an adapted tricycle for the past few years, which allows for the transport of a wheelchair as well as several accessories.


Two people on an seated two person adapted bicycle
“Outdoor exercise aligns perfectly with our efforts to combat deconditioning,” says kinesiologist Lisandre Laberge-Hapetian, who enjoys cycling with residents of the Huntingdon CHSLD.  PHOTO CISSSMO


Kinesiologist Lisandre Laberge-Hapetian, who works with the CHSLD, explains that one of her main roles is working to prevent the physical deconditioning of residents. “When I found out we had access to an adapted tricycle, I insisted that the team quickly set up an initiation day,” she says, noting the experience with residents was a success.



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