Support The Senior Magic Bus!

Help keep the wheels on the bus rollin' (and other programming) at the Canyonlands Care Center!

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The Moab Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to supporting local healthcare organizations that provide exceptional care for the residents of the Moab region. One of those organizations is Canyonlands Care Center (CCC), a 36-bed senior living center, that ensures aging community members can stay here in their home community as their need for care increases.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE RESIDENTS

·       4 residents are over 100 years old.

·       15 are over 90 years old, 8 over 80, 6 under 80.

·       60% need extra care because of cognitive decline.

LOTS OF LIFE TO LIVE

One of the reasons there are so many people over 90 years old living at Canyonlands Care Center is that the team takes the approach that these are residents with a lot of life to live, and they help them live it up, on their terms. However, in a recent survey of residents, many expressed a desire to get out of the facility for trips around the community and the region. Even with great day programming, residents were experiencing cabin fever.

THE SENIOR MAGIC BUS

CCC purchased a wheelchair-compatible van (aka Senior Magic Bus) that fits 12 residents and 2 aides. Residents have participated in the Moab Light Parade, made trips to the General Store in Cisco, and stopped at the quirky gas station at the turn-off to 191. Here is what one resident had to say:

Fred B (86):  Because of my health problems I am confined to a bed or wheelchair and cannot move around.  The bus rides get me out of the facility and help me reflect on the time I could climb all over these rocks.

MAGIC TAKES MONEY

Ongoing maintenance and fuel costs have made it difficult to sustain the Magic Bus Program, as well as other programming at the care center that enriches our seniors daily lives. To keep the wheels moving, we need your help.

CAN YOU SPARE SOME MAGIC?

We are requesting donations to keep the CCC Senior Magic Bus Program, and all programs that support a healthy lifestyle, in motion. Your gift will ensure the seniors in our region can continue to live a vibrant, joyful, and adventure-filled life. And that’s what life in Moab is all about.