Supporting long-term care bus fundraising campaign

The Warden’s Ski Day returned March 5 to raise important funds for the county’s long-term care and seniors’ services programs.

The fundraising event was presented by Frank Cowan Company, and participants enjoyed a beautiful day on the slopes at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, helping raise more than $8,000 to support the newly launched Give a Lift Long-Term Care Bus Fundraising Campaign.

“It was a great day on the slopes and a special thank you to all our sponsors and skiers for helping us bring back the Warden’s Ski Day and for supporting our new Give a Lift Long-Term Care Bus Fundraising Campaign,” said Simcoe County Warden George Cornell. “Our long-term care buses are vital to our programming and the quality of life of our residents, and we look forward to working with our partners towards raising the funds required to replace these vehicles.”

Each of the county’s four long-term care homes have an accessible bus that keeps residents and clients connected to their communities, supports programming and allows residents to participate in events, activities and outings. The buses serve more than 3,800 riders annually, attending more than 32 outings combined each month. The county is currently in need of four replacement buses to ensure residents living in long-term care remain connected and engaged in their communities.

To learn more or donate to the Give a Lift campaign visit www.simcoe.ca/givealift

Photo: Simcoe County Warden George Cornell at the recent Warden’s Ski Day.

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