WELCOME TO THE TURN
ENHANCING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: It is said the most important shot in the game of golf is the next one. The same applies for someone whose life has been impacted by a physical disability. Whether recovering from a stroke, amputation, or traumatic brain injury, what a person with a physical disability does next following their clinical rehabilitation can make all the difference in the “next chapter” of their quality of life, getting individuals back on course to thrive both physically and emotionally.
WHO WE SERVE: Participants—from juniors to adults and veterans—represent a broad range of physical disabilities, including stroke survivors and amputees, and those with traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.
WHAT WE DO: We offer year-round individual and group programs, providing non-clinical adaptive fitness and recreation opportunities to improve balance, coordination, muscle strength, and, most importantly, build self-esteem.
WHO WE ARE: A team of dedicated PGA golf professionals, certified fitness instructors, support staff from the rehabilitation and sports therapy departments of Greater Cleveland’s leading local hospital systems, passionate volunteers, and loyal donors. Our 15-acre campus located at the North Olmsted Golf Club offers one-of-a-kind barrier-free access to an adaptive fitness center, indoor golf learning center, and nine-hole accessible golf course, as well as the region’s largest fleet of adaptive golf vehicles.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: The Turn is more than a place or a program, it is a purpose and a community for people living with physical disabilities to enhance their physical and emotional needs.
CHANGING COURSE. IMPROVING LIFE.
Improvements in mental health, emotional, psychological, and social well-being and cognitive function are well documented outcomes of regular physical activity. Despite these health benefits, the availability of barrier-free, fully accessible fitness and recreation is extremely limited for those living with disabilities. As a matter of fact, a study released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that nearly half of all individuals living with a physical disability are physically inactive and do not participate in physical activity of any kind, resulting in people with disabilities having a larger prevalence of chronic illness and secondary health conditions.