For more than 20 years, The Turn has been on the forefront of serving adults, children and veterans through its non-clinical adaptive fitness and recreation programs, inspiring hope and enhancing the health and well-being of people with physical disabilities to help them “make the turn” into the next chapter of their lives, both physically and emotionally.

According to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability, individuals with disabilities experience significant health disparities as compared to those without disabilities. People with disabilities need recreation and health programs just like those without disabilities, and for the same reasons – to stay well; to stay active; and to be a part of a community. Yet, individuals with disabilities are less likely to engage in regular, moderate physical activity compared to those without disabilities despite having similar needs.  Countless studies show that participation in recreational activities helps improve self-esteem, alleviate depressive symptoms, and combat secondary health issues for those with disabilities. As members of The Turn participate in the game of golf, they also form friendships and grow in a positive environment, allowing them to build the confidence and self-esteem needed to continue recreational and fitness activities well into the future and to maintain long-term health and wellness.

Today, the program provides its non-clinical adaptive fitness and recreation programs year-round to more than 200 participants annually at its fully accessible campus of the Wharton Center at North Olmsted Golf Club. Program participants represent a broad range of physical disabilities, including stroke survivors, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.

Under the supervision of our team of PGA golf professionals and fitness-oriented physical therapists, in addition to support staff from the Cleveland’s leading hospitals and rehabilitation centers, participants at The Turn receive personalized non-clinical fitness services designed to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and mobility.

Individual and group programming sessions are conducted year round at the campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club, which includes an on-site fitness center and indoor golf range.

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