Ramping up access for seniors

THE Bathurst Seymour Centre has had a new ramp installed with funding from Bathurst Regional Council’s small business access improvement grants.

WORKING TOGETHER: Bathurst Regional Access Committee chairman Bob Triming with mayor Graeme Hanger and Bathurst Seymour Centre manager Terisa Ashworth.

WORKING TOGETHER: Bathurst Regional Access Committee chairman Bob Triming with mayor Graeme Hanger and Bathurst Seymour Centre manager Terisa Ashworth.

The centre caters for older people who are frail and people with a disability. The centre had a ramp installed to the rear of the building with handrails to improve access, handrails in the amenities block and a visibility strip from the kitchen to the hallway.

The total cost was $4268.

“I’m pleased that council has contributed to this project and has helped make the centre more safe and usable for the people and their carers who visit and use the premises on regular basis,” mayor Graeme Hanger said.

Small business access improvement grants help small businesses to improve access for people with a disability.

The grants fund up to $5000 or up to 50 per cent of the project costs and are assessed by the Bathurst Regional Access Committee which makes recommendations to council.