Monthly Archives: February 2018

Heartwarming Generosity

The Accessible Housing team is thankful for the recent thoughtful gifts and talents for the future residents of Inclusio.

Kelly’s Story

Kelly has lived in the same home for 14 years. As a wheelchair user, her bathroom had become a dangerous place. She’d even begun to avoid brushing her teeth in the bathroom because she was afraid of the pain she’d endure trying to shift and strain herself to get into the tiny space. A vent in the middle of the floor would catch her chair’s wheels, and the bathtub was so low she had to be lifted into it by a caregiver. The RAD Renovations team, working with contractor Stephen, tripled the size of the bathroom by borrowing space from an adjacent closet, installed an accessible sink, and created a beautiful tile roll-in shower with safety temperature valves to ensure Kelly cannot be burned by too-hot water. Kelly’s beautiful new bathroom has a rolling barn door that she can easily close herself, and for the first time in years, she has been able to shower independently, something that greatly reduces the severity of her anxiety attacks and pain.

8 Reasons to Volunteer at our Casino Fundraiser

We are looking for volunteers for our Casino Fundraiser at Deerfoot Inn and Casino on June 6 & 7, 2018. Besides the obvious of free parking, a non-smoking casino, easy, quick training, and somebody with you at all times, here are several reasons to volunteer at Accessible Housing’s Casino Fundraiser: 1..Free meal 2.  Awesome people watching! 3. Get to touch soooo much money! Like, tens of thousands of dollars. 4. After touching all that money, getting to use ALL THAT HAND SANITIZER! 5. Catch-up and do good at the same time! Hang out with a friend, partner….or even a group of friends. Shifts can be coordinated with someone you’d like to hang out with. 6. Chiprunner position? You get to hang out in the comfy room! Chill out on the couch, read, watch TV or visit with your pal. 7. There’s a WATERSLIDE at the Deerfoot Inn. A waterslide! 8. Earn big bucks for Accessible Housing. Please e-mail us at info@accessiblehousing.ca if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!