District supports independent living

Lake Country council is supporting Independent Living Vernon’s bid for a grant to establish a project

Efforts are underway to support Lake Country residents with mobility issues.

District council is supporting Independent Living Vernon’s bid for a grant to establish a project  to improve social inclusion for people with disabilities.

“We believe in inclusiveness,” said Mayor James Baker, adding that the program will benefit Lake Country residents.

“It would be a real positive for the community.”

Beyond this, Independent Living Vernon is hosting a seminar on the registered disability saving plan Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lake Country Seniors Centre.

The RDSP is for people under the age of 60 and have a long-term disability.

The federal government will pay a matching Canada disability savings grant of up to $3,500 a year on an individual’s contributions. The government will also pay a disability savings bond of up to $1,000 a year into the RDSPs of low-income and modest-income residents.

No contributions are necessary to receive the bond. For more information or to register for Sunday’s workshop, call Crystal Compton at 1-877-288-1088.