Friday, December 23, 2016

Dear Editor - From Jane Margesson & Erica Magnus

Dear Editor,

We are writing to express our sincere gratitude to the Windham Medical Loan Closet and to the wonderful volunteers who manage this extraordinary asset to our town. If you are a caregiver, the loan closet could make a huge difference to you and your family. Through this resource, you can borrow medical equipment such as wheel chairs, shower seats, scooters, canes and so much more. In addition, you may find supplies such as adult diapers, hospital gowns, ointments and bandages. It is all free thanks to donations from local residents and to the team of volunteers who manage the project. We were caregivers for our mother for a very long time and being able to borrow many items – for free – was a great benefit to our family. 

If you are interested in borrowing anything, all you have to do is call the Town Manager’s office at 207-894-5900, extension 1111, and leave a message. A volunteer will call you and arrange a time to meet with you. The loan closet is located right next to the Windham Public Library. 

It is important to note here the support of the Windham Town Manager’s office. Phyllis Moss, human resources director, and her team have been tremendously supportive of the loan closet. However, Phyllis was also personally helpful to us. When our mother died earlier this year, we had many items to donate back to the loan closet. Our mother’s own power chair, however, was far too heavy for us to transport. Even used, power chairs can cost thousands of dollars and we didn’t want our chair to go to waste. Phyllis arranged for Windham Public Works to bring the power chair from our home directly to the loan closet. Now, whoever needs it can borrow it for free. 

Happy holidays and many thanks again,

Jane Margesson and Erica Magnus

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