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BAIE VERTE
Wheelchair Accessible Bus Arrives!

Wheelchair Accessible Bus keeping residents/seniors connected to their communities
 

NL Health Services - Central Zone in partnership with the South and Central Health Foundation and its donors are committed to improving the lives of long term care residents and seniors in our communities. 

On August 15, 2023, the long term care residents at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre celebrated the arrival a new “Wheelchair Accessible Bus” that will keep them connected to their communities!

 

"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 and residents. It has increased the quality of life for residents tremendously,” said Foundation Executive Director, Wendy Houlihan. “To celebrate the bus' arrival is certainly a milestone for the South and Central Health Foundation and a tribute to the generosity of the many donors to these projects. Our partners who donated over $5,000 towards the wheelchair bus fundraisers have their logo permanently displayed on the vehicle.

"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."

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