Sometimes We Can Take Going to the Beach for Granted.

Reblogger Terri Poehler
Real Estate Agent with Realtor DRE# 3163817

Sweet Kathy Streib caught my Facebook status update about raising awareness for wheelchair accessable beaches. I posted a picture of a sidewalk for wheelchairs going all the way down to the oceans edge in the beach sand. Beach sand is what stops my grown daughter from putting her toes in the water. She's in a wheelchair as the result of having Muscular Dystrophy but still wants to enjoy one of South Floridas greatest gifts! I thought maybe I could promote this getting around our wonderful Active Rain Community. I've seen some amazing things happen here!!

Original content by Kathy Streib

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!

 

 Kathy Streib 

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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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What a wonderful story Terri Poehler , it sounds like some incredible things have started to happen.

Sep 11, 2015 11:59 PM #1
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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We also live in a beach community and I have noticed lots of different strollers, carts etc that have the wide tires just for the beach.

Sep 12, 2015 01:00 AM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Terri- I've noticed that Delray has reconfigured a few parking spaces along the beach that are wheelchair accessible.  Let's get Sarah and others to the beach. 

Sep 12, 2015 08:03 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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This is a very good selection for a reblog.

Have an outstanding week and a most productive May!

May 01, 2016 02:21 AM #4
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The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
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Hi Terri - I've never really thought about how we could get a wheelchair to the beach. It tend to re-organize itsef as the tide comes and goes, so it might be a little bit of a challenge.

May 28, 2016 03:43 AM #5
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Jane Peters
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The power of social media and Active Rain. No sure how far Del Rey is from you, but I hope those close to home take note. We take things like this for granted.

Jun 11, 2016 05:54 AM #6
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