It’s one of the nicest, best kept secrets of our area. Parkland Linc Inc has been around for decades. For just about twenty years, their office has been located at 20 William Place. And even that isn’t well known.
It’s tucked into the south corner of what used to be the Peace Park - now the location of the new Twin Valley Co-op food store.
While there’s so much more to the entire Parkland Linc Inc program - they employ 16 people in their independent living program – the building at 20 William is home to their day program and a commercial kitchen.
Simply - and officially put - Parkland Linc Inc delivers otherwise unavailable services to intellectually challenged individuals in our region with services that provide individuals with the opportunity to live, work and develop to their fullest potential in their home communities.
The day program is an important part of their operation. During the week, clients can attend to this program that encourages daily life skills. “The people who are in residence tend to have less dexterity, they may be aged or have a lower cognative scoring,” Parkland Linc Inc’s Executive Director Roberta Senek explained. “ And our mandate is to encourage daily living,” The daily living can take on many forms, whether it be cooking and cleaning or planting and nursing seeds to be transplated into the raised garden beds at the centre.
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