Our mobility and accessibility programs are dedicated to improving daily life and activities for those living with a disability
The Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation supports various programs and initiatives within our community to help people with disabilities achieve greater mobility through a barrier-free environment.
Subsidized Fitness Studio Memberships
Being physically active contributes to a healthy lifestyle! Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation is proud to offer subsidized gym memberships to persons with disabilities who live in Richmond Hill. The cost to the applicant is $45.00 for a 6 month Fitness (studio only) or a Fitness Plus (includes pool use) membership. RH Mobility covers the remainder of the cost.
RH Mobility has also funded accessible exercise equipment housed at the Ed Sackfield Fitness Center for residents to enjoy, including a MotoMed Arm and Leg Exerciser, and an Uppertone machine. RH Mobility has also funded change tables, lifts and water wheelchairs at other Richmond Hill Community Centers.
For more information or to register, please contact RH Mobility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 289-695-5625.
Assistive Devices Program
The financial burden caused by Assistive Devices can create challenging financial times for many families. RH Mobility designates a portion of funds to help subsidize mobility equipment to be purchased for Richmond Hill residents requiring financial aid.
The following are some of the assistive devices RH Mobility has funded in the past:
Ramps; Tub Transfer Benches; Wheelchairs (both manual and electric); Grab Bars; Seat Cushions; Commodes and more
Applying for funding is easy: simply have your Occupational Therapist (O.T.) submit an application. To learn about the application process, please download the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation ADP Application Guidelines PDF.
RH Mobility spearheaded the re-creation of Crosby Park, a unique park in Richmond Hill that offers excitement for seniors, adults, and children of all ages. What separates Crosby Park from other parks is the attention paid to detail. The entire park has been redesigned for inclusive recreation and every aspect of the park has been carefully considered to ensure it is not only accessible to everyone but it also a place to which the entire community is drawn.
Community Programs For Accessibility And Mobility
RH Mobility is currently working with the City of Richmond Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department to implement additional programs for persons with disabilities.
The City of Richmond Hill is running their first Try a Sledge Event in partnership with All Sports All People and the Children's Treatment Network, on Thursday March 19th from 3:15 pm to 5:15pm at the Tom Graham Arena. Tyler McGregor, Two-Time Paralympic Medalist and member of the Canadian Para Hockey Team will be instructing. Please see www.richmondhill.ca for more information.
RH Mobility is consistently working with the City of Richmond Hill to ensure that town facilities are leaders in accessibility.
If you or anyone you know could benefit from one of our mobility programs, please contact us for more information