"Cycling Without Age" is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. The idea has since spread to 28 countries around the world.
Loch Lomond Villa began offering its Cycling Without Age program in September 2015 and has continued to pilot residents around the city every year. In 2016, the Villa's program was recognized with a 2016 Planetree Patient-Centered Excellence and Innovation Award for the Cycling Without Age Program.
"This is something we can give back, to the Loch Lomond Villa community and the city of Saint John. The feeling of youth, of life." -Shelley Shillington, Director of Operations
"The joy that (residents) experience and their change in attitude after even just a short ride changes their personality and outlook." -Gord Burnett, Pilot