Helping Hand Center, a local nonprofit in Countryside, helps people with disabilities live healthier lifestyles.
Their mission is to assist people with disabilities achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services. They achieve this goal in a new 5K Training Group program as well as a healthy eating program in their 11 local group homes that have helped more than 50 adults lose more than 400 pounds.
The group participated in their first 5K event and the money raised benefited TheTrikeProject, a nonprofit organization created to help children with special needs obtain adapted tricycles for therapeutic and recreational use. The group hopes to compete in at least two more races this year.
In the 5K Training Group, adults with disabilities can train and learn how to compete in a community 5K event. In addition to getting healthier, people with disabilities can give back to their community through the entrance fees they pay to participate in these events, which benefit another nonprofit organization.
Helping Hand Center staff is passionate about motivating disabled adults to live healthier and build their endurance through exercise, training and healthy eating habits. To find out more about Helping Hand Center, visit www.hhcenter.org or call (708) 352-3580, to schedule a tour of their facility.