HUNTSVILLE – Sound system upgrades are coming for the Active Living Centre.
The Town of Huntsville’s designated seniors’ activity building, which also acts as an early learning centre for young children and as a rental space for events, is getting a $12,800 boost from the provincial government’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Kari Lambe, director of community services and economic development for the town, said the ministry awarded the funding after the town submitted an application for an elderly persons centre grant.
The town will use the funding to upgrade the main floor sound system in the Active Living Centre and to purchase assistive hearing devices.
Lambe said the sound system upgrades, which will cost about $8,900, include speakers and microphone amplifiers to eliminate the need for portable sound systems that are often inadequate.
The remaining funds will purchase the assistive hearing devices, which will work with the new sound system to enhance hearing in the space should visitors require the devices.