Launch of Trishaw Service for ElderlyType: News
Topic: Camphill | Fund-raising | Health
Community: Simeon Care for the Elderly
Published on: 10th November 2021
Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, has welcomed the launch of Simeon Care for the Elderly’s new trishaw service. Simeon Care intends to use the trishaw to provide outdoor activities for its elderly residents, with modifications made to ensure easy access and a blanket compartment for use on colder days.
The trishaw, consisting of a modified cabin attached to an electric bike, cost the care home £7,500 and was delivered from Copenhagen. Funding of the trishaw was made possible through the Scottish Government’s “Adapt and Thrive” programme.
New Adventures for Elderly Residents
Audrey Nicoll MSP was delighted to pay a visit to Simeon Care on launch day and take an opportunity to ride the trishaw herself. Speaking after the launch, Ms Nicoll said:
I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to visit Simeon House and see the trishaw in action.
The covid pandemic has been a challenge for care homes, their staff, residents and families, and projects such as these not only provide fun, but also gives elderly and vulnerable people excellent opportunities to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
Michelle Riddock, Manager for Simeon Care , added:
Everyone at Simeon Care is delighted to receive funding from Adapt & Thrive which has allowed us to purchase a trishaw. To mark the beginning of new adventures, we are very excited to have Audrey Nicoll MSP visit and help us on our maiden journey.
We feel extremely fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world and the trishaw will help us enjoy making memories
Scottish Parliament Motion
Audrey Nicoll MSP has tabled a Motion in the Scottish Parliament about Simeon Care, and their new trishaw service.