Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre
Wheelchair Accessible Bus Project

Watch a video of the Basket Draw taking place from the long term care unit at the Baie Verte Pensinula Health Centre

It’s no secret that having a sense of independence and staying in touch with the world around us is important to feeling alive and vibrant! Staff at Long Term Care facilities in our region believe this and have been using Wheelchair Accessible Buses for many years to keep residents connected to their community. 

A bus. It’s such a simple thing really. But to a person living in a long-term care facility, it often becomes a lifeline to the community, especially if that person is in a wheelchair. Wheelchair accessible buses have a huge impact on the quality of life of people living in long term care homes as without them, some residents often have no hope of ever leaving the grounds of the facility.  Being able to take a simple drive through town, a run to a community event, a trip to the local picnic area or to participate in community or family events brings great joy to our seniors. These outings are a positive way to break up a typical day and help provide a more stimulating, home-like environment for residents. 

It is a well-known fact that we are living in a province which has an aging population. Scores of us will soon face many of the issues that come with our advancing years. We are all aging, and we want to ensure that our elderly are cared for with compassion and dignity. Allowing our seniors and residents to safely leave facilities to actively participate in community functions is extremely important to their well-being and improved quality of life.

Your support for this new Wheelchair Accessible Bus is essential to the residents’ quality of life. The South and Central Health Foundation is inviting you to take an active part in this project. Your donation through this website is secure. You will receive your tax receipt within minutes of making your donation and you dedicate your gift in honour or in memory of a loved one. 
 

For more information, please contact Wendy Houlihan, the Executive Director of the South and Central Health Foundation at (709) 292-2393, or by email: wendy.houlihan@centralhealth.nl.ca. Don’t forget to follow our fundraising on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.