The Lending Cupboard lends a variety of medical equipment, from wheelchairs to hydraulic lifts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

The Lending Cupboard lends a variety of medical equipment, from wheelchairs to hydraulic lifts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Lending Cupboard selling surplus equipment

‘People will always be able to borrow equipment when they need it’

The Lending Cupboard is looking to reduce its inventory by selling surplus medical equipment to make way for new items the community needs.

“We at The Lending Cupboard are always very grateful for the tremendous community support we receive from residents across the central Alberta region,” said the Red Deer agency in a statement.

“That support has led to an unusual situation — we actually have too much stock at our facility these days. To that end, we are featuring several valuable pieces of medical inventory for sale.”

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Examples of items for sale include bath stools ($29.95 including GST), bath transfer benches ($84 including GST) and various walkers/rollators ($36.75 including GST).

“First of all, we always want the community to know that loans of equipment will always continue — people will always be able to borrow equipment when they need it. Our primary goal is to remove barriers to receiving that equipment,” said executive director Dawna Morey.

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The extra stock is a result of either generous donations from the community, or the deaths of loved ones.

“We also understand that there are more people who need equipment over the longer term. They may need it for more than six months, or for more than a year. So we would like to make that equipment available to them on a permanent basis by offering them the ability to purchase it at a reduce cost.”

The agency said prices have been set at a fair market value, and information is available from The Lending Cupboard.



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