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Loan closet — a community treasure

Did you know the Sheridan Senior Center has a loan closet available to the entire community?

The closet has assistive devices and equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, toilet risers, canes, grab bars, crutches, hospital beds and so much more…pretty much anything that helps with mobility, safety, comfort and providing independence and confidence.

For many years I managed the loan closet at the center and thought I understood its usefulness. It was only recently that I fully comprehended the true significance of the loan closet. I broke my ankle and was in need of several items to help in my recovery. The employees at the receptionist desk reserved a walker, crutches and shower bench. I can’t tell you how valuable these items have been in my mobility and security.

Thank you to those people who have donated equipment over the years — to the volunteers who help clean and organize the equipment, to the receptionists who helps to find just the right equipment for you and to Stella Montano who has managed the loan closet for the past several years.

If you are in need of assistive equipment, there is a simple check out procedure through the receptionist desk. If you have equipment in good and clean condition that you would like to donate, we are happy to receive it. If it is large, please give us a call first. If you are interested in being a volunteer to help in the loan closet, please contact Stella at 675-1978.

Thanks to the Sheridan Senior Center loan closet, co-workers, friends and family, I’m well on the road to recovery.

 

Guest columnist Linda Gostas is the assistant director at the Sheridan Senior Center. “Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.”


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