SAS coordinator Susan MacNeill, left, presents a cheque for $400 to Richard Ward, Kal Tire manager, for the mobility device repair and maintenance program. Annie Gallant photo

Mobility device repair service is still available at Kal Tire in Quesnel

Kal Tire offers mobility device services, in partnership with Seniors Advocacy Service

Kal Tire is reminding the public that its mobility device repair and maintenance program, in partnership with Seniors’ Advocacy Service (SAS), is available to the community.

The program was developed after SAS held an Accessibility at Golf tournament in 2008, and again in 2009. The tournaments were well attended, including participants using wheelchairs. Fifty per cent of the proceeds went to support maintenance on wheelchairs at Kal Tire, as they were already servicing this need in the community but the program was not formalized. At the time, Dan Canuel was the owner/manager.

Although Canuel has now retired, the program is ongoing, and the partnership with SAS has continued for 10 years. The seniors’ services uses proceeds from the Parking Permit program they administer to help with the repair fund.

This program offers seniors and others the potential to have some mobility-related costs to their devices covered. When an organization donates a device like a wheelchair or scooter, they typically do not come with a maintenance package. Often, repairs are minor and can be handled locally.

SAS would like the community to remember them when they are looking for some assistance. To access this fund, you must register with SAS and you’ll be given a card to take to Kal Tire. SAS has helped many folks in the community and looks forward to helping more.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause anytime – drop in to Kal Tire or the SAS office, in West Park Mall across from Lensmasters.

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