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NCHPAD Connect is our online registry for people with a physical disability or mobility limitation. But how does it work, and what do you get when you join? Watch the video or keep reading to learn more.

What do you get?

NCHPAD Connect links you to resources, communities and wellness programs that are specifically tailored to people with a wide range of physical disabilities.

How does it work?

First, you need to sign up. After you sign up, a member of the NCHPAD Connect team will call (from 866-866-8896) to set you up with programs and resources that best fit your needs.

How much does it cost?

NCHPAD Connect and any of our programs, resources or time with instructors don’t cost you anything except your time. It’s completely free, and we send all the tools you need to participate directly to your door.

What exactly will you have access to?

You’ll get access to individualized programs and personalized resources on mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, diet and weight management.

These programs will connect you to a team of health and exercise coaches, mindfulness instructors, nutritionists and mental health experts who will help you to navigate daily health and wellness.

With each program we’ll also send you an inclusive wellness box tailored to your individual needs.

Depending on the program, your wellness box could include anything from a water bottle or weights to a yoga mat or journal, all helping you on your health and wellness journey.

We’ll even send you free coffee and snacks when you join our NCHPAD Coffee Club.


Have questions? Give us the NCHPAD Call Center a call at 866-866-8896.

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Navigating the frozen food section can be tricky. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid is key to making healthy choices. Frozen vegetables without seasoning are just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts. They are frozen at their peak ripeness, so they maintain much of their vitamin, mineral and fiber content.

“Frozen foods that have added sauces or seasonings are often higher in fat and sodium than other healthful nutrients, but check the ingredients list,” says Lacey Gammon, NCHPAD Nutrition Coordinator. “The fewer ingredients and additives there are on the label, the more confident you can feel about making a healthy choice.

If you find yourself struggling with low energy, a lack of focus or constant fatigue, these delicious and nutrient-packed dishes can help. Each recipe is easy to make and features frozen food as a main ingredient, making meal prep a breeze.

Watch the video and check out the ingredients for each recipe below.

Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry


  • Brown Rice
  • Frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • Frozen shrimp
  • Teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

Turkey Meatball Sub Sliders


  • Frozen turkey meatballs
  • Hawaiian bread
  • Marinara
  • Low fat cheese
  • Frozen green beans

Loaded Southwest Sweet Potato


  • 2 baked sweet potatoes, halved
  • 1 bag southwest protein blend
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
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NCHPAD Connect, our online portal, houses a growing community of classes and specialty programs for people with mobility limitations. These virtual programs can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and are tailored specifically for each individual participant.

“Joining NCHPAD Connect is easy,” says participant Deanna Deschenes, who lives with multiple sclerosis. “The programs help with your mind, body and soul, and help you become a more whole human being.”

Watch as Deanna Deschenes shares how to sign up – and what to expect after you do.

How to sign up

  • Fill out this quick survey.
  • A NCHPAD Call Center employee will reach out to learn more about your specific goals and needs.
  • We’ll connect you to free, online courses and resources.

What you’ll gain access to

  • Free, online adapted programs like MENTOR.
  • Wellness boxes for each adapted program you join.
  • NCHPAD Coffee Club along with free coffee and snacks delivered right to your door.
  • More new specialty programs we’re developing to meet your specific goals and needs.

“I’ve participated in several of these specialty programs, and I’ve walked away from each and every one of them with something positive – something to add to my toolbox, something that helps me be a better me,” Deanna said.

Join NCHPAD Connect today, or email if you have any questions.