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Worldwide Cycling Movement Benefitting the Elderly Introduced in Connecticut at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation
First program of its kind in New England comes to Hughes Health & Rehabilitation
By Tom Andrea
Worldwide Cycling Movement Benefitting the Elderly Introduced in Connecticut at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation: Cycling Without Age, a program founded in Denmark that provides outdoor rickshaw rides for the elderly, was introduced recently in Connecticut at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation in West Hartford. Cycling Without Age rickshaw rides benefit the health and social interactions of the elderly and, in just over two years, have spread across Europe. The program’s second rickshaw in America and first in New England was unveiled recently at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation in an event co-hosted by Bike West Hartford, Inc. Pictured at inaugural rickshaw rideof Cycling Without Age in Connecticut are, standing back row from left, Mark Finkelstein, vice president of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation; Shari Cantor, deputy mayor of West Hartford; Lene Bruun, Cycling Without Age West Hartford; Ole Kassow, founder of Cycling Without Age Denmark; and Scott Franklin, president of Bike West Hartford, Inc. Sitting in the rickshaw, front row from left, are Hughes Health & Rehabilitation’s director of therapeutic recreation Olivia Astle and resident Peggy Daniels.
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