Letters: A very positive experience

Help with elderly parent aided by wheelchair accessible taxi

I recently had a positive experience in the community of Sooke that I would like to share.

My mother, May Hollingworth who is 99 years-of-age and lives at Ayre Manor, recently needed to take a trip to the dentist.

Being 80-years-of -age myself, I find it difficult to get her from the wheelchair in to my vehicle. The wonderful staff at  Ayre  Manor, much to my surprise, informed me there was a wheelchair taxi in Sooke. I called Sooke taxi and they dispatched a driver and taxi that has wheelchair capabilities. The taxi driver, Shayna Cool, was wonderful, got my mother in and out of the taxi without her having to get out of her wheelchair. Not only that, my wife and I went along with her.

This is a wonderful service to have in a community and I wanted to let others know that this is available as it was a great help to me and good for businesses in Sooke as well.

I guess we will be able to take her out for a little treat once in a while.

Hugh Hollingworth

Sooke

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