Our Friends at the Turnstone Center
Who is Turnstone?
For over 10 years, the Fort Wayne Amputee Walking School has been held at the Turnstone Center for Disabled Adults & Children (the longest running Amputee Walking School in the country). Turnstone provides a wide array of programs and services that enhance the lives of people with disabilities of all ages. Its family-like atmosphere creates an environment where children and adults find dignity and the help to overcome obstacles and regain independence in a place that is uniquely theirs. Turnstone empowers people with physical disabilities to reach for their full potential in every aspect of life. The agency’s programs and services evolve and expand to respond to the needs and desires of people with disabilities and their families throughout our regional community. We are guided by the vision that one day, all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities. To accomplish this, Turnstone is a national leader in the provision of therapeutic health and wellness, childcare, adult day services, and sports and recreation programs for people with disabilities.
Turnstone is where disabilities are turned into possibilities.
Turnstone’s licensed therapists are experienced, client-focused and dedicated to maximizing the independence of every client they see. Therapists determine the scope of therapy through an initial evaluation and create an individualized treatment plan. Therapists work in tandem with other agency services to provide a continuum of care unmatched in our community. The ultimate goal is to empower children and adults to maximize their independence.
Adult Day Services (ADS)
Turnstone’s Adult Day Services program is a compassionate environment that meets the unique needs of adults and veterans with physical disabilities, age 18 and older. Turnstone’s caring staff provides a variety of activities, including intergenerational activities, recreation, music therapy, crafts, cooking classes, book club and much more.
Adult Day Service activities are not only therapeutic, but are designed to increase socialization, activity level and promote further independence. Adult Day Services offers respite for caregivers with the comfort of knowing our licensed nurse and qualified staff are also providing medical monitoring and assistance.
Sports & Recreation
As a designated Paralympic Sport Club since 2009, Turnstone offers numerous competitive adaptive sports and leisure activities for children and adults with physical disabilities. Our programs are fun, educational and physically-challenging. The program is designed for children and adults, age 5 and older, with physical disabilities.Currently, Turnstone’s is home to three wheelchair basketball, two power soccer and two sled hockey teams. Other activities include kayaking, wheelchair tennis, archery, boccia and adaptive golf.
Health & Wellness
Turnstone’s unique Health and Wellness program provides an environment, in a fitness center and two warm water therapy pools that is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities. Turnstone’s Health & Wellness Center is the only exercise facility in northeast Indiana designed specifically for the needs of people with physical disabilities. The center is complete with adaptive strength training and cardio equipment. And, Turnstone’s certified fitness staff is trained to develop individualized fitness plans to help members achieve their fitness goals.
Turnstone lends gently used adaptive devices and equipment to children and adults with disabilities. This free program includes walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, portable commodes, shower seats and more. Please call for availability.
41st Annual Casino Night
Satruday, March 12th
7-11pm at Turnstone
3320 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Amputee Walking School
Wednesday, April 20th
6:30-8:30pm at Turnstone
3320 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Turnstone Center. 3320 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. 260.483.2100
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