Medical loan closet resumes taking donated items in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 March 2021 at 3:37 pm

Rollators, wheelchairs, walkers with 4 wheels, and knee scooters all needed

MEDINA – The medical loan closet in Medina, which stopped taking items in December when Covid-19 cases were on the rise locally, is once again accepting donations.

The Medina Lions Club manages the medical loan closet, and items are stored at the Olde Picke Factory.

There is a need for more Rollators, wheelchairs, walkers with four wheels and knee scooters, said Jim Punch, the closet’s coordinator.

The closet currently has an abundance of aluminum collapsible walkers, he said.

The closet loaned out more than 120 items from October through December. Some of the equipment includes hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, commodes, shower chairs and other medical items.

The program was run by Lyndonville Lions Club and shifted to the Medina Lions Club this past fall. A small portion of the program remains in Lyndonville, with a student group, the Leos from the high school, overseeing it.

Anyone in Orleans County and eastern Niagara County may borrow equipment from the loan closet. For more information, call (585) 205-3502.