Northeast Passage Update
Northeast Passage has cancelled events through May 31 and our 20-person staff is working remotely. If you know anything about our team, you know this is challenging. We thrive in the team environment and our purpose is to work directly with people.
If our mission is about whole life health and fulfillment for people with disabilities, how can we continue to accomplish that in this format?
As soon as these decisions were made, we started brainstorming ideas for taking our programs and services online. We know the power of recreation, sports and leisure. We know that everyone's abilities and interests are different. Everything here is curated especially for you by the Northeast Passage staff.
We're here for you. You can reach us by phone and leave a message (603-862-0070) or email at email@example.com. Please take care and be well!
-The Northeast Passage Team
NEW MOBILITY magazine is offering disability-specific COVID-19 resources. There is great information for caregiver considerations and more. You can also send an email to submit disability-specific questions, they will research selected questions by speaking with relevant experts and then post answers at newmobility.com. Check back often for updates. Nutrition Information & Five Strategies for Safe Shopping.
GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER OF UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION is offering their weekly support group virtually. This is an open discussion about everything involving life with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D). Everyone living with an SCI/D and their family members and friends are invited to participate. Meetings will continue to occur every Thursday. Check their social media for the weekly Zoom link. Following the support group time, there's a virtual Family Social Hour.
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA has many resources on their website. You can customize the page to suit your needs via voice-to-text features, styling options, and a translate function with more than 100 languages. They also have a video series. The first video is Combatting Social Isolation in a Time of Social Distancing.
COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE HUB: Psych Hub has compiled this free digital hub to help individuals and providers address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource hub includes several videos produced by Psych Hub, as well as written and visual assets developed by leading national organizations for maintaining one’s well-being and coping with mental health concerns during a global pandemic.
- Five National Parks offering park-ranger guided virtual tours.
- Virtual visit to the New England Aquarium. They are going live at 11AM on Facebook for virtual visits and posting the videos to their site.
- Museum and archive content through Google Arts & Culture
- Stream the Met Opera's encore performances (available on the homepage for 23 hours).
- Great Wall of China virtual tour.
- Access Mars with NASA's Curiosity Rover.
- Chile & Easter Island
- Help NASA save the Coral Reefs
- The coast of Puglia, Italy
- Virtual Disney rides.
- Boston Children's Museum Virutal Tour
Animal web cams:
- Alaska Wildlife - the Walrus cam!
- San Diego Zoo
- Monterey Bay Aquarium (try the guided meditations!) - Jelly Fish Cam, Shark Cam
- Golden Retriever Puppies
- Kitten Academy
- Alaska Zoo Polar Bear
- Smithsonian Zoo
- African Animals
- Live Bird Cams
- Free yoga from Down Dog app (currently free until the end of March)
- Stress Busters for challenging times.
- Free meditations from the Calm app (currently listening to Lunar Lullaby music)
- Learn how to start a Mandala practice.
- Veterans Yoga Project streaming daily classes.
- Meditation Practice to Transform Fear
- By creating a bad day/anxiety tool kit.
- Take a nap!
- Call a friend (yes, on the phone) :)
- Treat yourself to a homemade facial
- For Veterans: Wellness classes with Warrior Surf Foundation
- Listen to the sounds of the ocean in St. Barths (bottom of homepage)
- Start a journal
- Search for sea glass, heart shaped stones, sand dollars, shells, and other treasures at local beaches (safe while social distance is maintained). Our local favorites are Jenness Beach, North Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach State Park, Wallis Sands, Bass Beach (Rye), Pirates Cove (Rye). Beachcombing can also be a great mindfulness activity.
- The Great Bay Wildlife Refuge.Take a walk along fully accessible boardwalks, up to two miles long. Take the self-guided tour of the William Furber Ferry Way Trail.
- Department of Conservation & Recreation in Massachusetts - great resource for accessibility.
- Maine Fishing waters, no inland fishing license required through April 30.
- Download Hiking Project app to explore new trails.
- How to get started woodcarving with Chipping Away or Doug Outside will carve step-by-step. Woodcarving is an accessible activity and has been really popular in our office. For doing small projects, whittling, and small caricature figures we use the Flex Cut Detail Knife. Check out Doug Outside for owl and wizard instruction. This is a good starter set but can be used for carving all sorts of things, faces, signs, animals or just decorations. One of our favorite things to carve is spoons, we generally use full size bowl gouges to carve them but a set of bowl tools will work just as well. Try it out and send us pictures!
- How to tune your bike or trike through Park Tool Tech Tip Tuesday! This is a video series from Park Tool that has tips on repairs and adjustments. Most trikes have the same parts as bikes, they are just arranged a bit differently. Try it out!
- How to doodle with illustrator Mo Willems. The author of Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series) was posting a new video everyday. The series is archived here.
- Somethign new! Through Master Class app.
- To fine tune your archery skills through USA Archery's Adaptive Archery videos.
- Cooking! With the best free online cooking classes right now.
- Paralympic Boccia - hone your skills anywhere!
- Register for Adaptive Climbing Group online events.
- About Fly Tying with Project Healing Water's library.
- A new language (for free!)
- With an NBA.com account, you can watch full or condensed games from this season and last season. This offer is good until 4/22.
- Crip Camp is now streaming on Netflix! A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
- Reel Abilities: Boston film expo. Free films and discussions presented virtually.
- Have a Netflix watch party! Google Chrome extension that lets you have a socially distanced movie night!
- USA v. Canada Gold Medal Sled Hockey Game, 2018.
- Banff Mountain Film Festival at home.
- Digital audio content through Audible. Free 30-day trial
- 92Y online archives for readings, concerts and educational talks.
- Find a new podcast.
- To iHeart Radio's Commencement Address lineup
- Download books for free through the New York Public Library's SimplyE app for iOS or Android or see if your local library has access to e-books and Audio books (maybe through the Libby app or Overdrive).
- Digital Magazines through your local library
- With our friends at Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers. They are offering some virtual inclusive fitness opportunities including yoga, upper body and drumming!
- Disabled Sports USA #adaptathome resource list for Adaptive Sports organizations offering virtual programming.
- Nike Training app for at home workouts.
- ADAPT SitStrong 4-week fitness program for wheelchair users launching April 21.
- Virtual Fitness Classes with Dare2Tri.
- With an online jigsaw puzzle.
- With a Digital Escape Room.
- With NBC's Hollywood Game Night - Social Distancing Edition
- With fun brain games
This list will be updated weekly on Fridays. Be well!