08 Feb, 1997 saw Don sitting in the Clinic waiting for Thanna and overheard a Parkinson’s patient, from Courtenay, explaining to the nurse that she could no longer come for treatment, as it cost her $400 per trip to attend and she had to come twice a month. All she had for income was her Old Age Pension and a little Canada Pension, leaving her with no money for living expenses. Don saw the need and stepped up to the counter and volunteered to transport her.
Wheels for Wellness operates 18 Toyota Sienna Mini Vans , Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and is a “Door to Door” service. The majority of our clients are “Seniors”.
Our annual operating costs are around $1,200,000 Cdn. making it a continual effort to raise funds. We continue to bid on contracts from Island Health Authority, who have been excellent to work with. We provide them with statistical data that they can use to improve health care on Vancouver Island.