Hospital receives grant

12 years ago

Hospital receives grant

    EAGLE LAKE — Officials with Northern Maine General (NMG) have announced that it has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 69 grants totaling almost $425,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,055 grants totaling over $15.6 million since 1999. 

    NMG will use the grant to purchase a new ADA-approved aquatic chair lift for the therapeutic pool housed at Northern Aquatics, Northern Maine General’s outpatient rehabilitation facility. Northern Maine General is honored to receive this grant from the Reeve Foundation. Thanks to the Reeve Foundation, the aquatic chair lift will provide independent access to the therapeutic pool for persons with disabilities. 

    “The Reeve Foundation believes that each of the nearly six million Americans living with paralysis deserves access to the best programs and services available. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports other nonprofit organizations that not only believe in that same independence, but achieve great success in carrying out their programs’ missions,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. “We are honored to recognize these organizations which empower those affected by paralysis.”

    This grant award will help advance NMG’S mission to provide individuals with the highest standards of care and help all the people served enjoy life to the fullest potential. NMG also serves the community of Caribou, with a site office located on Bennett Drive. For more information about all the programs at NMG, visit or call 444-5152.