Accessible Picnic Tables Promote Safe Social Distancing

By July 31, 2020 No Comments

Sensity will be adding four wheelchair accessible picnic tables to the Resource Centre property thanks to a grant from the County of Brant.

The grant for $4,830 was approved by County of Brant council in May.

We would like to acknowledge the support from Mayor David Bailey, council members and municipal staff in helping make our property more accessible for everyone to enjoy.

The eight-foot tables feature extended tops at both ends to accommodate people who use a wheelchair.

They will be placed in shady spots on the grassy area of the property fronting Main Street and Dumfries Street for all to use and enjoy.

The sturdy, commercial grade tables will come in different colours and feature polycarbonate coated surfaces to stand up to the elements.

Sensity purchased the tables through PlayerPower Canada in Paris.

We applied for the grant last year, well before the COVID-19 pandemic affected Canada.

We are pleased that the picnic tables will provide the people we support more choice to safely use our property. They will also help with maintaining social distancing during family visits.

It was the first time Sensity applied to County of Brant for a grant.

We are grateful to the County. At a time when many municipalities cancelled or postponed their granting programs, Brant demonstrated compassion, generosity and true community spirit to help non-profits, charities and services clubs cope in the challenging times amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were more applicants than funds available in in the 2020 grant allocation. With few exceptions, the county council approved giving each organization 80 per cent of what they asked for to ensure everyone was funded.

We look forward to the day when members of the community, in particular residents of local long-term care homes, can safely visit our Resource Centre property and enjoy the picnic tables.

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