Valentine’s Day, or if you plan to celebrate with close friends, Galentine’s Day, is right around the corner. If you or your Valentine use a power wheelchair, there are plenty of activities to accompany your many love notes, candied hearts and teddy bears. Here are some of the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone or Galentine’s Day with your pals.
If you plan it right, spending the night in can be just as romantic or fun as heading out. The key to a great Valentine’s at home is novelty. Being a little creative can go a long way! Break out the fancy plates, set the table and light some candles for a classy, romantic dinner, no reservation required. If your friends are coming over instead, decorate your living room with some string lights and blankets for a good, old-fashioned sleepover. Top it off with some buttery popcorn and some classic rom-coms and you have the start to a fun night.
Dine at a Power Wheelchair Accessible Restaurant
If you feel like dressing up and hitting the town, check out a power wheelchair-accessible restaurant near you. We recommend:
- Making reservations – Seats fill up fast on Valentine’s Day!
- Asking about accessibility – Make sure the restaurant accommodates your power chair.
- Trying something new – Consider trying the chef’s special or ask your server for a recommendation.
Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to experience the arts in your community. Grab your sweetheart or your gals and try:
- Checking out a play at your local theater
- Seeing a movie
- Enjoying a professional band or open mic night at a venue nearby
Explore the Outdoors with Your Power Wheelchair
If you’re looking for a daytime Valentine’s Day excursion, why not explore the fresh air? Check out a paved walking trail in your area, visit a new town for a change of scenery or promenade through an outdoor shopping plaza. If it’s still chilly in your region, bring a jacket and drop by your favorite café for a hot drink to sip along the way.
You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with some well-deserved self-care whether you’re single, partnered or celebrating with a friend. Grab some supplies for an at-home pampering session or book an appointment with a local accessible spa to enjoy:
- A relaxing massage
- A glamorous manicure or pedicure
- A luxurious facial
- A fresh blowout
Plus, a spa visit or self-care supplies also make excellent Valentine’s gifts!
Mix and Mingle with Your Power Wheelchair
There’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to get together with your friends or even make some new connections. Hosting a party with multiple friend groups or going on a double date can be just what you need to mix things up. If you are looking to meet some new people, try:
- Signing up for a speed dating event
- Joining a trivia team at a local bar or restaurant
- Checking out a meetup at a nearby community center
At Quantum Rehab, we love our power chair users and the people closest to them. Our innovative mobility technologies support everyday living, whether you’re going to work, enjoying the outdoors or heading out for date night. No matter how you celebrate, we wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!
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