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The Lending Cupboard Suspends Services

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The Lending Cupboard is committed to protecting clients, volunteers and staff from COVID-19. The decision made by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Dawna Morey is to temporarily suspend services effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.

“Our Board of Directors top priority at this time is the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers.  After much discussion the decision to suspend services was made today” says Bradley Williams Board Chair. Dawna Morey, Executive Director stated, “We know this is going to impact clients and our community in the short term but our long term goal is to be in the community doing what we do best. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation and making regular updates on our social media and website”.

The Lending Cupboard in Red Deer is a registered charity that lends medical equipment to citizens in Central Alberta. TLC provides medical equipment to those who need it with an inventory of more than 14,000 items. Every month The Lending Cupboard lends out approximately 1,300 items. Giving Albertan’s access to medical equipment and daily living aids that will enhance their quality of life is TLC vision. Equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, air boots are just a few items that help keep our clients mobile. Current clients of The Lending Cupboard are asked to hold onto any borrowed equipment at this time until the office re-opens to the public.

Although services are temporarily suspended, operating costs still remain. Donations are graciously accepted during this difficult time on line or by mail. To support The Lending Cupboard Red Deer visit www.lendingcupboard.ca. Ongoing service updates can be found on TLC website and social media.

Dawna Morey
The Lending Cupboard Executive Director Phone: 403-396-3555
Email: [email protected]

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The Results have Convinced Me

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The Results have Convinced Me

I have been diabetic for a while but have never cared much about monitoring it. Finally, my doctor got upset at me and suggested I pay more attention and referred me to a Family Nurse to help me get focused. The nurse was very understanding and she listened to me. She made suggestions. However, I wasn’t really convinced this would make any difference. She asked me to write down everything I ate or drank and take my blood sugars regularly and write them down. I started to see trends and the errors in my ways. I decreased my intake of sweets and pop.

My A1C went from 15.8 to 7.1. I got more involved in activities. Now I walk 10,000 steps almost every day. The walking seems to help me keep everything else in line. And then the nurse suggested that I start doing regular blood pressure readings and I saw my blood pressure improve. An average reading for me now is 122/54. My doctor is really happy. My pant size decreased also. I was forced to retire a few years ago due to back issues, but I find when I exercise regularly I have much less back pain. I no longer needed pain killers.

You can see how I have become convinced that I can make a big difference in my health through my lifestyle choices. I would highly recommend anyone not paying attention to their diabetes to see a Family Nurse.

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PETER VON TIESENHAUSEN’S EPIC ART

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from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation

Peter von Tiesenhausen, a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2015 Distinguished Artist, spent the past six months hunkered down in Demmit Alberta building a deluxe playground for the community center – and musing about connectedness, the importance of social interaction and his role as an artist in the social contract.

Peter’s last project prior to the March 2020 COVID-19 lockdown was the installation of Things I Knew to be True in the newly renovated Stanley A. Milner Public Library, part of the City of Edmonton’s public art collection.

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