Residents of St. Joseph’s At Fleming now have a safe place to stroll.
On Tuesday (Aug. 23) a new accessible path was officially opened. The path surrounds the long-term care home on Brealey Drive and features gardens, gazebos, sensory stations and other places for residents to stop and admire the view.
All three levels of government and local businesses contributed to the design and construction of the path and gardens.
The federal government stepped up and gave a $31,000 grant to the path project through its Accessibility Fund. Additional funding came from the Province. The City helped with drawings for the project along with the construction of a connecting bike path.
The path has a long history. The Fleming Garden Sanctuary was first established in 2004 though the Cadets Caring For Canada project, which involved more than 900 cadets in eastern Ontario along with support from the Bata Foundation, Fleming College, the Peterborough Horticultural Society, the Peterborough Police, Johnson’s Greenhouse and other local businesses.
The new path incorporated environmentally friendly features and enhances the quality of life for St. Joseph’s At Fleming residents.
“Our values revolve around healthy aging and partnerships,” says Patrick Gillespie, CEO of St. Joseph’s At Fleming, in a prepared release. “The new path is one more amenity that enhances quality of life for St. Joseph’s At Fleming residents, staff and the whole community.”
Article Originally from Peterborough This Week
By Lance Anderson / Metroland