Village on the Thames partners with local company to get residents' walkers shining

The event was a benefit to both residents and a local business
12/8/2023  - Deron Hamel

Who doesn't like a clean walker?

“I know the residents at the Village on the Thames do,” Ruby Gallant, the marketing and community services co-ordinator at the Chatham-Kent seniors living community, tells S&R Today, after pondering this question.

And that's why Ruby and the Village on the Thames team recently organized an in-house clinic where residents could have their walkers professionally cleaned and serviced by representatives from Universal Health Products, a locally owned authorized assistive devices program (ADP) vendor.

Ruby says she organized the event to benefit both residents and support a local company.

Sebastian Coppola and Tom Leveille from Universal Health Products came to the Village and set up in a room with several items for sale on Nov. 10.

Sebastian and his team also cleaned walkers, tightened handles, and checked brakes and brake lines on residents' walkers to make sure they were in good working order.

Residents were very pleased with the results, Ruby says.

“The residents were very happy to have their walkers cleaned and disinfected,” she says.

Ruby says this event was a big win on two fronts: residents had their walkers professionally cleaned and serviced and the Village on the Thames was able to support a local company, something Ruby says is important to her and the Village.

“This is a local company from Chatham, and there is nothing more that I love than to support local companies in the Chatham-Kent area,” she says.

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