Peachland Wellness Centre

Keeping people in our community healthy and happy is what the Peachland Wellness Centre is all about. Here’s an update!

The Wellness Centre would like to thank the Peachland Rotary for their generous donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) which will now be kept on-site. Pictured here is Christina MacMaster, PWC Executive Coordinator holding the new device and Peggy Southin, past President of the Rotary Club of Peachland presenting a cheque for the AED, in the amount of $1,800.

 

 

It’s been a bright and sunny spot over the past couple months and now, the community garden at the Peachland Wellness Centre is in full bloom.

“The garden has always been open as a place for people to go,” says executive coordinator Christina MacMaster. There’s 32 plots in the Wellness Centre’s backyard, and with a waiting list of 24 people, they’re hoping to add more in the future.

Gardeners bring their own seeds, bedding plants and hand tools, and there’s an exchange bucket for people to trade any extras for what they need.

The centre’s Monday morning coffee group has been meeting in the garden lately, and MacMaster says people are welcome to come visit, as long as they’re adhering to social distancing rules.

“It’s beautiful back there, and it just shows how the world carries on,” she says.

“We’re all living in these uncertain times and not knowing from day to day what’s going to be happening at work or otherwise and then you see what’s growing in the garden. It’s beautiful.”

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Thirteen tablets – including two that are brand-new, were donated to the Wellness Centre over the past month. Volunteers are now contacting program clients and participants to determine their needs and match them with devices. Even if you’ve never been to a PWC program, you can still call their office and they’ll see if you qualify. And although the official campaign is over, you can still donate a tablet if you’re able. These tablets will allow seniors (who are a majority of the PWC’s clients) to participate virtually in Wellness Centre programs, from coffee groups to singing, to whatever the demand may be going forward. The Centre says they’ll be offering their programs virtually for the time being, and likely over the summer.

Do you want to help the PWC with a donation? You can go to the PWC donation page at CanadaHelps.org or Peachland Chamber, arrange for E- Transfer to christina.pwc@outlook.com, or call the PWC and make arrangements to drop off your cheque or cash with one of our staff members. PWC has a safe drop-off site. Simply call the Peachland Wellness Centre at (250) 767-0141 before stopping by.

Check out their website and Facebook page.

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See stories:

March 19 Wellness Centre adds delivery service, changes hours to serve Peachlanders

March 18: District of Peachland, Wellness Centre close doors but can still help public

March 16: Volunteers needed to help Peachland seniors shop amidst COVID-19 concerns

 

Written by Kristen Friesen

March 14, 2020

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