Salem Home in Winkler is celebrating after receiving a new electric collapsible wheelchair.
CEO Sherry Janzen says the wheelchair will see plenty of use as it easily fits into a vehicle when collapsed and will allow staff and families to more easily take residents to appointments and for walks.
The gift is thanks to WBS Construction. "We are so grateful for businesses like WBS Construction, who have partnered with us over the years and continue to give back to the community," Janzen says.
Salem Home is also celebrating staff who are furthering their education. Janzen explains they've seen over 20 staff members take part in their forgivable loans program who've received additional education and many have continued their careers long-term at Salem.
A recent recipient of such a loan was staff member Ryan Penner who is studying for his Bachelor of Nursing at Red River College after working as a Health Care Aide at Salem Home. Along with his studies, he continues to work part time at Salem.
"We look forward to Ryan continuing with us working in his new role as a RN upon graduation. It is the continued generous support from the community that allows us to help staff like Ryan," Salem Foundation's Hilda Friesen says. "We are truly blessed by your generosity and support."