Community Vision receives Lotterywest grant for northern suburbs seniors

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton, Community Vision chief executive Michelle Jenkins and Grants and Community Development acting general manager Lorna Pritchard.
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton, Community Vision chief executive Michelle Jenkins and Grants and Community Development acting general manager Lorna Pritchard.

SUPPORT for seniors in the northern suburbs has received a funding boost.

Community Vision has received a Lotterywest grant of $272,802 to help improve its IT systems and provide furniture and equipment for a sensory environment for people living with dementia at the Woodvale Community Centre facility.

This will include upgrading Community Vision Australia’s website, as well as installing lighting, chairs, outdoor furniture and a sensory garden to create a tranquil place that will calm the mind and reduce confusion experienced with dementia.

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said Community Vision was a cornerstone community organisation in the northern suburbs, providing services for people with disabilities, veterans, home care and family day care.

Community Vision chief executive Michelle Jenkins thanked Lotterywest for its support.

“We are very grateful to Lotterywest for their support in updating the facilities to be able to offer more to the older residents in the northern suburbs,” she said.

“In addition to the wellness spa at Woodvale, Community Vision is also fundraising for a dementia bus which will be available for use to those in more outlying areas of the northern suburbs who are unable to attend the Centre.”