Gift will get Cornwall nursing home residents more mobile

In this supplied photo, St. Joseph's Continuing Care Center official Christie Hollingsworth (left) accepts a cheque from Kinsmen Club of Cornwall President JM Le Moeligou. The $12,000 will be used to buy a virtual cycling system. (SJCCC via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Residents at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Center will be able to cycle virtually in the future.

The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall has made a $12,000 donation to the York Street nursing home so it can buy a jDome BikeAround.

The “experience bike” developed in Sweden costs about $16,300 U.S., plus a monthly upgrade and maintenance fee of $200 U.S.

The recumbent stationary bike uses Google Street View to allow its riders to virtually visit place in the area – and around the world.

“SJCCC is so humbled by the generosity of the Kinsmen Club and feels truly blessed to have been given this opportunity,” spokesman Christie Hollingsworth said in a statement Friday.