Pat & The Elephant
Founded by Patricia Rogers in 1975, The idea for this business, Pat and the Elephant, came from an incident that presented itself to Pat and her friend, Irene, while volunteering at the Garden Home.
They were helping a lady who was a new addition to the Garden Home. She and her husband had moved to PEI to retire. She was blind and in a wheelchair and he was her only family and care giver. Shortly after moving to PEI he passed away and, with no family, she moved into the Garden Home, lost and depressed. Recognizing that she needed a pick me up , Pat asked her if she longed for something. The answer was she would like to go out for an ice cream cone.
At this time in PEI, there was no wheelchair service; only the good graces of some taxi drivers who would take you out of your chair, manhandle you into their vehicle, pack up the chair and drive to a destination and back.
Being able to go to parties, events, trips, and other social destinations is one of the keys to staying happy and healthy. We find joy in being able to attend girls’ nights out, mall outings, bachelor parties, weddings, sporting events, vacations, and more.
Are you worried about getting to a doctor’s appointment? Does someone in your family need to be moved from a medical facility in one province to another? Pat and the Elephant offers transport in PEI, as well as throughout Atlantic Canada.