Lake Country Health received a helping hand from Big White Ski Resort.
Yesterday (Sept. 19), the resort and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation gave $4,000 to the health office to assist seniors with transportation to medical appointments.
“Seniors have more medical appointments and costs then most of us, and they struggle with mobility issues making travel difficult. Our Seniors Transportation Program ensures isolated seniors get the help they need,” said executive director Melissa Scaman.
The funds will support the Seniors Transportation Program, rides that are provided by volunteers but has other rising costs, such as gas.
Michael J. Ballingall, the senior vice president of Big White Ski Resort said it’s known that the senior population is often on limited income and with the rise in fuel cost and travel expenses, getting around has become unattainable for some.
“Big White through the KGH Foundation, is proud to support the Lake Country Health Seniors Transportation Program and subsidize a portion of this cost so it doesn’t prevent seniors from seeking the medical treatment they require,” said Ballingall.
Anyone in Lake Country who needs assistants in getting to and from appointments and errands can contact Lake Country Health Office at 778-215-5247.