Beatrice facilities celebrate nursing home week

BEATRICE, N.E. - Good Samaritan Society – Beatrice has been fundraising for two years and have finally been able to get the motorized bicycle that can be used with wheelchairs.

The $18,000 bicycle was debuted at the facility on Thursday. It is fitted with an electric winch to pull the wheelchair onto a platform in in front of the operator. There is also a five-point harness for safety.

“It is going to bring so much to our residents and facility,” activity director Megan Overbeck said. “They are so excited. Several have said they wanted to be the first one to take a ride on the bike.”

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