CKCHC receives grant to replace van

The old CKCHC van that will be replaced thanks to a grant from FCC. (Photo courtesy of the CKCHC)

The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC) will soon have some new wheels thanks to Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

The AgriSpirit Fund is giving the CKCHC $15,000 to replace its van with an accessible model.

The van will allow the community-based Age Well program to provide in-home services like home safety assessments, individualized home exercise programs, and health education for chronic disease management across Chatham-Kent.

“With limited funding for infrastructure renewal, we rely on funding from sources like the FCC AgriSpirit Fund to deliver care to those we serve throughout Chatham-Kent,” said CKCHC Executive Director Sherri Saunders. “We are excited that we were a successful recipient of this funding that will allow us to replace our ageing van to be able to continue supporting clients in the community.”

When Age Well is not using the van, it will be used by the CKCHC team to provide home visits and a wide variety of outreach and other health promotion programming.