On Monday, August 31st Carol Crichton, Executive Director welcomed Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson who officially launched Yaletown House’s NEW Duet Bicycle Program.
Along with residents, families, board members, staff, volunteers and media guests, Mayor Robertson took Yaletown House resident Brian Hewer out for a spin along the seawall. Brian said it was a thrill to be out in the community.
Thank you Mayor Robertson!
The bike was made possible thanks to several generous donors including RBC Foundation and Volunteer, Glen Paul. We are currently raising funds to purchase a second bike (for safety and companionship). To learn more about donating to our second bike, contact Lynn Parkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Duet Bicycle
The Duet Bicycle is specifically designed for individuals who would benefit and enjoy access to the outdoors but are unable to do so due to mobility issues, such as wheelchair restrictions or physical disability.
A 2001 study on depression showed individuals in the Duet biking programs were less depressed after two weeks of participation.
- Reduce depression and agitation
- Enhance alertness in the day and Improve sleep at night
- Increases social interaction & enjoyment of life
- Allow access to areas and speed generally limited to biking