Standing at the entrance to the TCMH Cabool Medical Clinic, which was recently outfitted with an automatic door opener are: Wes Murray, TCMH CEO; Cathy Stilley, clinic manager; Dr. Steve Hawkins, family practice physician; and Kathy Harrington, marketing and public relations specialist for OIL.

Ozarks Independent Living recently donated automatic door openers at a pair of county institutions.

OIL provided the automatic openers at Houston City Hall and Texas County Memorial Hospital’s Cabool Medical Clinic. The equipment makes the facilities more accessible for individuals with disabilities or who need assistance.

“It is a privilege for Ozark Independent Living to help with these projects,” said Cindy Moore, OIL executive director. “Our agency is committed to making communities more accessible for the disabled.”

At the Cabool clinic, the automatic opener allows the user to press a large button for the clinic’s main front door to automatically open and stay open until the user is inside or outside the building.

“On behalf of the patients and staff at the TCMH Cabool Medical Clinic, I would like to give a big thank you to Ozark Independent Living for improving the accessibility of our Cabool clinic,” said Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH.

Ozark Independent Living donated an UbiDuo, a portable communication device, to the hospital in 2009.

OIL is one of 22 centers for independent living in Missouri. It provides services such as assistive devices, peer support, advocacy, adapted telephones, transportation and personal care attendants.

On Thursdays, OIL operates a Texas County satellite office out of the Houston Senior Center. The main OIL office is in West Plains, and it services Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon and Wright counties, too.

For additional information about OIL, the Houston office can be reached on Thursdays at 417-967-6640 or Monday through Friday in West Plains at 417-257-0038 or 888-440-7500.

 

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