Members of the YMCA of Quinte’s Belleville Branch, who suffer from mobility issues, will benefit greatly from a $14,000 Ontario Trillium Fund Grant.
The Belleville Y has used the cash to purchase an accessible pool lift, to help members who have trouble walking, to get in and out of the pool with fewer problems.
Aquatics Manager says it’s hard to described exactly how much the lift will mean to members who need to use it.
And, Tokley adds, along with benefiting current members, the lift should also help increase enrollment numbers as well.
The grant was applied for in 2015 and the lift was installed about six months ago, but local dignitaries and YMCA staff gathered to officially cut the ribbon on the machine on Friday afternoon.