Healing Rides... Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Offering Healing Through Fresh Air and Sunshine

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Healing Rides

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Free Community Service
Healing Rides looks forward to serving the elderly and disabled with an enjoyable bike ride on the Constitution Trail!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to volunteer to be a bike pedaler, schedule a ride or be a donor, we would love to have you join us on Healing Rides.
We appreciate your support!

Welcome to Healing Rides

barb steveWelcome to Healing Rides. Wesley United Methodist Church is excited to bring Healing Rides to the Bloomington-Normal area Spring of 2015. We are looking forward to watching so many elderly and disabled enjoy fresh air and sunshine in a way they never imagined. Take some time to explore our website whether you are looking to get a ride on the Duet Bike, sign-up to be a volunteer pedaler, or to make a donation and sponsor this incredible free service for our community. Thank you so much!

 

Wheelchair Biking for the Treatment of Depression - Study

It is estimated that the incidence of depression in older adults living in long term care facilities can be as high as 50% (Ellen, 2001; Tueth, 1994) and is the most common mood disorder of late life (Butler & Lewis, 1995). Depression often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated (Devanand et al., 1994; Teresi et al., 2001). Diagnosing depression in this group is often difficult as older persons may exhibit non-specific somatic complaints rather than DSM-IV classified symptoms of depressed mood (Gallo & Rabins, 1999; Waintraub, 1998). Minor depression often becomes a chronic illness in this group but is not a part of normal aging (Lammer & Ham, 1997). Depression may be assocated with side effects of medications or compounded by medical conditions such as a cerebral vascular accident, Parkinson's or heart diseases.

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CONTACT US

Healing Rides at Wesley United Methodist Church Office
(309) 827-8046

LOADING ADDRESS

716 E. Empire
Bloomington, IL 61701
The FIRST drive on the RIGHT West of Linden on Empire.

QUICK LINKS

RIDE TIMES

June through September
Tuesday through Sunday
1:00PM and 2:00PM