Pam Beggs

Pam Beggs

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    Grants for groups providing services for seniors

    3/07/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    Grants totalling more than $300,000 from the Lotteries Commission have been made to organisations providing services for seniors.
     
    Racing and Gaming Minister Pam Beggs said the biggest grant was $200,000 to help fund additions and renovations at the Kwinana Senior Citizens' Centre. The grant is subject to a contribution of $150,000 to the project by the Town of Kwinana.
     
    Other grants were $70,000 for two 10-bed hostels run by the Town of Bassendean and $36,000 to help buy a mini-bus and wheelchair hoist for Wyndham Aged and Disabled Services.
     
    Mrs Beggs said the Kwinana Senior Citizens' Centre was used by at least 200 people a week and was meeting a demand to expand its services.
     
    The works would allow it to upgrade aged care and dining facilities with a modernised kitchen and office.
     
    Bassendean would use its Lotteries Commission grant to furnish and equip two hostels built with assistance from the Commonwealth.
     
    Wyndham's 10-bed hostel was opened 11 months ago, but could not get access to suitable transport. The bus would be used for the Home and Community Care program and would enable residents to make outings.