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Valley Vista Senior Citizens Home
Wheelchair Accessible Bus Project

The South and Central Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it will partner with service organizations and individuals throughout the Green Bay Health services area to provide a new Wheelchair Accessible Bus for the long-term care residents of the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale.


A new bus, which is urgently needed, will cost approximately $209,000 and it is hoped that the fundraising efforts will be successful in time for the residents’ first summer road trip in 2023. The fundraising campaign “Get on the Bus with Us!” is being launched with a 50/50 cost-share commitment from Central Health. Kick-starting the fundraising campaign is the Springdale Community Development Cooperative, with a $20,000 donation!


“Wheelchair Accessible Buses are extremely important to providing a high quality of life for seniors and disabled individuals residing at our long-term care facilities. They enable interaction and contact within our communities and provide important access to medical services,” explains Wendy Houlihan, Executive Director of the South and Central Health Foundation. “Our Foundation’s commitment to provide a wheelchair accessible bus for the well-being of patients and residents of Green Bay and area region is further evidence of our charity’s support of people throughout South and Central Newfoundland.”


Residents and staff at Valley Vista and the Green Bay Health Centre will benefit greatly from this initiative. Rebecca Ross, Manager of Site Operations states: “having access to our own transportation further contributes to the well-being and quality of life we want for our residents living in Valley Vista. Our residents look forward to outings on the bus, to see the places they called home, to have lunch in a restaurant, or to just see the leaves turning in the fall. This promotes socializing and reminiscing and is a positive experience for residents. We welcome your support to “Get on the Bus with Us” and provide safe accessible transportation for our residents. Thank you.”


To donate, or to host a fundraiser in support of the Wheelchair Accessible Bus, individuals, groups and businesses can contact either Wendy Houlihan, the Executive Director of the South and Central Health Foundation at (709) 292-2393, or by email:, or the Valley Vista Seniors Home. Donors can also make a secure online donation through this website.

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. 

 Don’t forget to follow our fundraising on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Thank you to the Springdale Community Development Cooperative for their very generous donation kicking off our fundraising campaign for the new wheelchair accessible bus. (L-R) Melvin Butt, SCDC; Wendy Houlihan, Executive Director, South and Central Health Foundation; Jerry Brett, Treasurer, South and Central Health Foundation; Dennis Chipman, Valley Vista Recreation; Jennifer Saunders; SCDC; Harold Saunders, SCDC; Clarence Oxford, SCDC; Rhodes Pelley, SCDC; Rebecca Ross, Manager of Site Operations, Green Bay Health Centre/Valley Vista; Wayne Wellman; Manager of Support Services, Green Bay Health Centre/Valley Vista.

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