A fund-raising campaign spearheaded by the Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors is inching closer to its $500,000 goal. 

Launched in December, the initiative aims to update the suites in The Manor and The Units built in 1973 and 1965, respectively. The overall plan is open up each suite, making each one fully accessible. This includes installing walk-in showers, raised toilets, updated cabinets and induction cook tops for safety, as well as widening doorways and updating lighting and flooring. Two suites have been fully completed so far with work ongoing in a few more. 

On Wednesday, representatives from Access Credit Union presented a $20,000 cheque towards the campaign.

“Like many senior living complexes, upgrades are an opportunity not only to improve accessibility, but give residents a feeling that they will continue to be cared for in a very comfortable environment," explained Larry Davey, President and CEO of Access Credit Union. "Access is happy to be a part of that process and to ensure that our parents and grandparents, friends and loved ones, are given the attention they deserve.”

This has boosted the overall money raised to $320,000.