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Older Adult Mobility

Through the generosity of individuals and a grant from the Synod of the Sun, Mo-Ranch recently purchased two scooters for use on the upper campus by persons who need the transportation assistance.  Pictured in this article is Rev. Fane Downs, a frequent participant at Mo-Ranch conferences. Here is her response to these scooters. “I love these Mo-Ranch scooters.  I was the first to use one during the recent women’s conferences.  I served on the faculty of this conference and needed some freedom to come and go.  I did not want to tie the golf cart drivers up with special trips. I have some mobility issues and the scooter enabled me to go where I needed to be on time.  The scooter is very easy to navigate, comfortable,  and a great addition to Mo.  Thanks for the grant from the Synod for this addition to Mo-Ranch.  There are two scooters: I think they will be utilized well.”  Scooters have been a frequent request from people attending conferences and retreats. Mo-Ranch intends to add two additional scooters per year for the next three years. Mo-Ranch is located in Mission Presbytery.

Mission Statement: “The Synod of the Sun of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) serves Christ by connecting, equipping, and empowering Presbyterians for Christ’s mission within and beyond the Synod’s bounds.”