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Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities

Barrow Neurological Institute Hosts Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities
 
What:        This June, Barrow Neurological Institute will host the annual Day on the Lake event for people with physical or neurological disabilities. Participants will have the chance to make a splash and ride the waves in a safe and wheelchair-user friendly environment at Bartlett Lake in Carefree, Ariz. The only event of its caliber in Arizona, Barrow’s Day on the Lake program offers watersport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, boating and fishing in addition to adapted waterskiing, wakeboarding, and slalom skiing.
 
Who:          Members of the public with physical or neurological disabilities and their families are invited to register for Barrow’s Day on the Lake. To participate in the wakeboarding, waterskiing and jet skiing activities, individuals must be at least eight years old and at least one year post-injury. Ages three and up can participate in kayaking, fishing and boating.
 
For more information or to register, call the Barrow Connection at 602.406.6280 or visit barrowneuro.org/connection and click on Day on the Lake.
 
Lake Bartlett MarinaWhen:        8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                  Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3
                      
Where:      Bartlett Lake Marina
20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd.
Tonto National Forest
Rio Verde, Ariz. 85263
 
Why:          Barrow at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center believes that everyone has the right to live an active and productive life. Barrow Connection is dedicated to helping provide post-injury patients with access to recreation. A study of Barrow’s Day on the Lake program found that 65 to 70 percent of individuals who participated in the event have initiated doing something new with their life including, but not limited to, returning to school or work, taking a recreation class, going to a gym, and exploring adapted driving options. Bartlett Lake Marina is the state’s only wheelchair accessible marina.