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LOWLINC's McMurtry Award

On December 17, 2018, LOWLINC was pleased to receive a $5,000 Lawrence and Martha McMurtry Award for Excellence and Innovation in Community Health and Wellness. The Mary Washington Hospital Foundation gives two awards annually, one to an individual and the other to a nonprofit organization. The awards “recognize efforts to increase access, improve quality, and foster innovation in providing health and wellness services for the ‘medically underserved,’ in the region served by Mary Washington Hospital.” LOWLINC received the 2018 award for a nonprofit organization.
In presenting the award, Xavier Richardson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Community Affairs, for Mary Washington Healthcare, highlighted LOWLINC’s innovative approaches to improving access to healthcare for older adults, a population Mary Washington Healthcare recognizes as medically underserved.  During 2019, the LOWLINC Board of Directors explored ways in which the McMurtry Award funds might be used to support health and wellness-related items or programs that benefit Lake of the Woods and Orange County residents.
We used the funds in the following ways:
  • 12 Guardian Alert 911 Monitors, donated to Orange County TRIAD
  • Rollator walkers and knee scooters, donated to LOW Lions Club
  • Umbrellas and a bike rack for the new Fitness/Pool, donated to Lake of the Woods Association
  • Bleeding control kits, donated to Lake of the Woods Association
  • Support for free Stop the Bleed and CPR Workshops for the LOW community
  • Two Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitors, donated to LOW Fire & Rescue
  • Geriatric EMT Training Course, donated to LOW Fire & Rescue
  • Honorarium for volunteer exercise leader
  • Workbooks for LOWLINC-sponsored Dementia Friends learning sessions

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