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County working to keep seniors on the move

Ensuring reliable transportation for those that need it is a priority for County of Grande Prairie council. A number of non-profit groups are getting funding to keep up their work moving seniors and people with disabilities around the region.

More that $125,000 has been spread among 12 organizations who take people to medical appointments, jobs and social outings. County Reeve Leanne Beaupre says they are all doing important work.

“Having transportation services available to residents allows everyone to access services that the area has to offer.”

Family and Community Support Services Seniors and Adult Program Team Lead Coree Ladwig adds they don’t want any county residents to feel limited.

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“These grants are a means to support County residents to help ensure that they can continue to access resources that will assist in promoting their independence and enhancing their quality of life.”

$75,000 was given to the Disabled Transportation Society of Grande Prairie, which was the largest individual donation. A full list of the county’s donations can be found below:

Disabled Transportation Society of Grande Prairie – $75,000
Hythe & District Pioneer Homes – $11,556
Grande Spirit Foundation – $15,000
Golden Years Club of Bezanson – $4,550
Twilight Club of La Glace – $6,300
Town of Beaverlodge – $3,000
Beaverlodge Seniors Citizens Association – $ 2,700
The Silver & Gold Pioneer Club of Wembley – $2,500
Beaverlodge Hidden Potential Society – $2,500
Sexsmith Sunset Homes & Tenant Association – $2,000
Amisk Court Social Club – $1,500
Grande Prairie & District Golden Age Centre – $ 1,500

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