Peninsula Villages received a 2017 ClubGRANTS from Ettalong Diggers and Woy Woy Leagues, which has funded the recent purchase of a tilt recliner chair for use by residents and respite clients at the Village.
The tilt recliner chair will provide assistance to elderly and frail residents who experience difficulty standing and sitting.
Residents are usually required to purchase this type of equipment themselves which could cost in excess of $1000, a necessity for their health and wellbeing that some residents may not be able to afford and therefore this grant has assisted to offer residents with a Village-owned chair for general temporary usage.
Shane Neaves, Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Villages said, “This grant has offered a great benefit to our residents with movement and mobility issues and will allow Peninsula Villages to cater to current and future resident’s needs”.
“With thirty percent of our residents being supported residents, we hope we can give them peace of mind, knowing that this equipment is readily available to them where required,” said Shane.
Peninsula Villages currently has two permanent respite beds and provides over 4000 respite bed days to locals each year.
“The tilt recliner chair has been purchased and is currently in our special care facility, Jack Aldous House at the Village, being utilised by our respite patients. We’ve already had a lot of positive feedback from the residents who have seen its huge benefit.
“We want to ensure that as many of our residents have access to this equipment as possible. Our aim is to guarantee the sustainability of this chair so that residents can benefit from it long into the future.
“If we continue to receive positive feedback from our residents we would certainly seek another grant for more chairs in the future. The ability for our residents to be comfortable in their living environment and their physical wellbeing is our priority at Peninsula Villages,” concluded Shane.
For more information on Peninsula Villages please visit www.peninsulavillage.com.au or phone 4344 9199. Peninsula Village is located at 91 Pozieres Avenue, Umina Beach.