Medi-Lend request added to Millet budget deliberations

A donation request from the Wetaskiwin Medi-Lend Society has been deferred by Millet town council to its upcoming budget process.

Town of Millet

A donation request from the Wetaskiwin Medi-Lend Society has been deferred by Millet town council to its upcoming budget process.

Co-chairs of the Medi-Lend Society, Judy Holm and Diane Sauer, appeared at council’s March 8 meeting to request a donation of $2,500 from the 2017 FCSS budget.

Sauer says the Medi-Lend Society was created as a storefront to ensure gently used equipment could stay easily accessible in the community for those who needed to borrow the equipment on a short term basis.

“We’re gratefully accepting any gently used equipment,” said Sauer.

“Each month our loans and equipment returned continue to increase,” she added.

In January Medi-Lend saw 67 clients, 60 of them being seniors. “That’s 90 per cent of our clients are seniors,” said Sauer.

While situated in the City of Wetaskiwin, the Medi-Lend Society receives referrals from all over the region, including Camrose Edmonton and Red Deer; 46 January clients were from Wetaskiwin and five were from Millet.

Sauer added 60 per cent of the society’s volunteers have a healthcare background.

Mayor Tony Wadsworth asked if the society had a equipment delivery service, However, it is “pickup only” at the storefront.

“Most of our volunteers are seniors as well,” said Sauer.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Parents at odds with School Division over possible school closure

Division holds engagement meeting March 11, 6 p.m.

Wetaskiwin-born Allen York heading to Wetaskiwin County Sports Hall of Fame

York was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played professional hockey for 6 years

County of Wetaskiwin wants to ensure its police money is well spent

County says many questions unanswered about province’s police plans

County of Wetaskiwin to get provincial help to cover 2019 flood repair costs

Torrential rains in July 2019 caused about $1 million in damage to roads and culverts

Human remains found in Maskwacis

The Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit and General Investigative Section are investigating… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Tammy’s big makeover

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

UPDATED: Racist slurs lead to school hold and secure at Ponoka school

Ermineskin Cree Nation Chief Makinaw responds

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Canada prepared to monitor for community spread of COVID-19: Tam

The U.S. confirmed one case of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, in California Thursday

11-year-old Sylvan Lake burn survivor using his story to inspire others

Kaden Howard was recently named the 2020 Champion Child for the Stollery in Edmonton

Conservative MP questions whether rail blockades constitute terrorism

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett travelled to B.C. to meet Indigenous leaders

Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

B.C. courts dismissed Nevsun’s attempts to make Eritrea the forum for any lawsuit proceedings

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Winners and losers in Alberta’s 2020 budget

UCP government has tabled a new 20-per-cent tax on vaping devices and liquids

Most Read