The trails and beach views of Tucker Park are treasured by many in Saint John, and efforts are underway to ensure the park is accessible to everyone, including those with a disability and mobility issues. B. J. MacDonald, a member of Tucker Park’s board of directors, says a key goal is to make Tucker Park welcoming and accessible for the enjoyment of all people. The park is located in the north end of the city and is renowned for its unspoiled views of the Kennebecasis River. “We … [Read more...] about Making parks accessible to all
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Sharon Thomas isn’t sure why her legs and feet have become so painful and difficult to use, but she knew she needed help if she was to stay in her split-entry home in Fredericton. At 76, Sharon has diabetes and other ailments and her legs have become very weak. It was becoming increasingly difficult for her to get outside to do her daily errands. Sharon says Ability New Brunswick came to the rescue and put in motion the assistance she needed to install two stairlifts in her home and … [Read more...] about Sharon’s Story: No longer trapped in her home
It took a few years to become reality, but Peter Pipes is enjoying his newfound freedom thanks to a new wheelchair ramp at his home in Riverview. For more than three years, Peter was essentially trapped in the home because of stairs he could not navigate. He uses a wheelchair due to spine and nerve problems triggered by a blood clot following surgery. Now, with the help of Ability New Brunswick, a $7,000 wooden ramp has been built and Peter can once again head outside. The money came from … [Read more...] about Peter’s Story: ‘We’re here now and it’s awesome’