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People Inc. Receives $7,035 in Grant Funds from J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. and Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund for Elmwood Health Center

Oct 17, 2017

People Inc. is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. and a matching grant of $2,035 from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. The awards, totaling $7,035, were used to purchase an additional NuStep recumbent cross-trainer machine and accessories for use at the Elmwood Health Center (EHC), an affiliate of People Inc.

The EHC provides a number of services, including rehabilitative care. Since so many rehabilitation clients have limitations caused by developmental disabilities and aging, the NuStep recumbent cross-trainer is a high demand piece of equipment for many undergoing physical therapy. Over the last five years, the EHC has maintained one NuStep, which has benefitted 100 individuals. The purchase of this additional machine allows at least another 50 people to make use of the NuStep and reap the benefits of low-impact, total body workouts for people of all ability levels.

The NuStep recumbent cross-trainer accommodates the wide range of needs of individuals, regardless of cognitive and physical impairments, age, fitness level and health status. It is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible, making the machine a fitting addition to the EHC, which serves approximately 2,500 patients with developmental and physical disabilities.

“We are so thankful to the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. and the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund for this generous grant,” said Shelley Curl, acting director of the Rehabilitation Department at the Elmwood Health Center. “With the additional NuStep, we are able to meet the needs of even more patients, allowing us to provide an even greater quality of care.”

About the J.M. McDonald Foundation
The J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. is a trust whose income is used as donations to deserving charities. Primary interests of the Foundation are education, humanities, health, and a variety of social and human services.

About the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund
The purpose of the Maria M. Love Fund is to provide interim financial assistance in order to promote independence and enhance the quality of life of Erie County residents with medically related conditions who may be temporarily ineligible for aid from traditional sources and to provide such additional assistance in the area of basic human needs as may be specifically approved by the Board.

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