Sometimes We Can Take Going to the Beach for Granted.

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Sometimes We Can Take Going to the Beach For Granted.

If you are familiar with my posts, then you know how much I love the delray beach at sunrisebeach.  Being able to walk by it on the sidewalk; sitting in a chair and listening to the beautiful sound of the waves as they pay their short visit to the shore; and walking along the shoreline, looking for small treasures from the sea to add to my shell collection… are my daily vitamin pill.

But, what if something as easy as going to the beach was something you could no longer do?

Yesterday, I read a Facebook post from Terri Poehler  asking us to share a photo of a special path along the beach that is wheelchair accessible.  Terri’s daughter, Sarah, has Muscular Dystrophy and can no longer enjoy the beach as she once had.  (I called Terri to get her permission to share this)

beach wheelchair- delray beachI shared the photo and just for grins, decided to tag the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department.  

Lo and behold, they commented on my post with some good news… Delray Beach has 2 chairs to meet their needs at the Lifeguard station at A1A and Atlantic, and 1 at Atlantic Dunes Park. This is one of the chairs.


The best part is that there are plans to build a ramp similar to the one Terri shared in her Facebook post.

If you know of someone who needs assistance at the beach, there are companies that design and sell beach wheelchairs.

If you are in a beach area how about suggesting these chairs or the special paths to your community!



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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

So glad that Delray Beach is ADA compliant and that Terri and her daughter Sarah can continue to enjoy the beauty of the water and the sunrise.

Sep 10, 2015 10:57 PM #13
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Friday morning Kathy Streib -

What a great reminder for us to never take our good health for granted and lend a hand to those who need assistance. I've been following Terri's post of FB.

Sep 10, 2015 11:16 PM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How cool, Kathy. I too have seen Terri's post on FB. This is one great concept and bravo to Delray Beach. 

Sep 10, 2015 11:35 PM #15
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Kathy Streib Such a nice post. And Delray Beach seems like such a nice community.

Bill Roberts

We have a saying here, "there is no life east of I-5."

Sep 10, 2015 11:48 PM #16
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Kathy -- this is yet another example of the positive aspects of social media.  Hats off(or should they remain on?)and plenty of sunscreen to Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and others responsive to the needs of people.  

Sep 11, 2015 12:27 AM #17
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Its funny Kathy...I was just in Sedona AZ...such a beautiful place. I loved it but realized how much I need the beach when I was 1000 miles away from it.

Sep 11, 2015 01:01 AM #18
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy I read about this on FB and thought - what a great idea. Bravo to the Del Ray Beach Parks and Recreation Dept for making the beach accessible to all!

Sep 11, 2015 01:32 AM #19
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely post, I have seen many adapted chairs here on the beach, and I love that people are still enjoying it.    We need to get to the beach, as we have been so busy...and it has been hot and muggy...A








Sep 11, 2015 01:34 AM #20
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential


Super kudo’s to you and the Del Ray Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. Now that is some good news.


As much as I love life here in Colorado I desperately miss my Southern California beaches. I’m 1,084.9 driving miles away but I’ll be flying out soon.

Sep 11, 2015 02:12 AM #21
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

Social media and being on-line has it's negative side but this is a great example of a positive that came out of simply tagging the Delray Beach Parks Department! 

Sep 11, 2015 02:21 AM #22
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Great response from Delray Beach - it's wonderful that they are doing what they can to increase access. Have a great weekend!

Sep 11, 2015 05:54 AM #23
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love beaches too, Kathy.  I don't get to go as often as you, because I live about a 100 miles away.  I do think we often take activities of walking a beach for granted.  It's great that your area is improving access for those who would otherwise be kept from it.

Sep 11, 2015 07:35 AM #24
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

How neat is that...I think it's great to have wheelchairs for those that can't enjoy the beach on their own two feet. Nice post, Kathy. 

Sep 11, 2015 11:43 AM #25
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


There are things that we that for granted . . . . that others may only dream about doing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 11, 2015 12:44 PM #26
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That is really cool to see them accommodate those with challenges.  Until you can't do something it is often taken for granted. Enjoy life every day!

Sep 12, 2015 01:09 AM #27
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I never take the beach for granted and  you can see by my photos that I love every moment having to do with sand Kathy Streib 

Sep 12, 2015 08:12 AM #28
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Kathy Streib ,  We don't live by the beach, but I think that is a great idea.  It's a good thing that you spoke up.  That's what people need to do.

Sep 12, 2015 11:21 AM #29
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Well done Kathy.  Your sincere caring made a huge difference in some people's lives.  No greater satisfaction can be found.  Mark

Sep 12, 2015 11:50 PM #30
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Kathy - our sands are so hard packed, that you could use a wheelchair on our beach with no problem. Usually it is easier to get from paved ramps, rather than from wooden ramps between the building toi avoid getting stuck in the soft sand

Sep 13, 2015 10:52 AM #31
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And also a special shout out to the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation department for stepping up and making the public aware of the full service they offer.

Sep 13, 2015 01:14 PM #32
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