Opportunity Living receives multiple grants

LAKE CITY — Opportunity Living will be adding things like automatic external defibrillators thanks to multiple grants the organization has received recently.

“We are very excited to announce the grants we have received,” said Jayne Wilhelm, community relations and development director. “The last several months have certainly been a trying time for all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic and we couldn’t be more grateful to these partners for helping us impact the lives of those we serve.”

The Pringle Charitable Trust has helped to change the lives of clients in the Adjusted Pace Active Care (APAC) program by providing them an iPad to enhance education programming, social connection via Skype and interactive sensory. The clients use iPads to mirror to their tv for activities such as participating in devotions which is offered weekly. Clients enjoy watching the Eagle and Puppy Cams that have become so popular on social media and Skyping with family is always a favorite especially during this time of the pandemic.

Opportunity Living was the recipient of a $9,000 grant from the Calhoun County Community Foundation for the purchase of 10 automatic external defibrillators (AED).

Opportunity Living received the Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation Grant in the amount of $11,500 for Operation SOS: Save Our Swimming Pool.

“We believe that having the only therapeutic pool in the area is a huge benefit to our communities,” Wilhelm said. “We understand the benefits warm water has on joint and muscle strength and flexibility.”


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