Wishing You Wellness Program
Established in 2011, the partnership between the Foundation and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre (TLC) was created to ensure that residents with disabilities and those living with limited income had access the many activities at the facility.
It is estimated that 13% of the tri-community’s 87,000 residents live at or below the low income level, based on 2017 data. People with limited income are often more socially isolated, experience more stress, have poorer mental and physical health, and fewer opportunities for early childhood development and post-secondary education. Chronic conditions, especially those that limit a person’s ability to maintain viable stable employment, can contribute to a downward spiral into poverty.
The Foundation works with local partner agencies such as FCSS, Alberta Parenting for the Future, Neighbourlink Parkland and Alberta Mental Health to evaluate the needs of residents and their eligibility for the program.
The Wishing You Wellness program aims at reducing the participation fees at the TLC through a partially-subsidized funding. Residents pay 25% of the fees, TLC subsidizes 25% and the Foundation covers 50%.
The program supports hundreds of residents looking to get active, and funding is provided by the Foundation and the “Wishing Wells” located throughout our community. Participants are eligible to receive 10 individual or 10 family passes to the TLC, which can be used anywhere within the TLC.
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