Age Friendly Saco Print
2018 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This grant enabled the City of Saco to install ADA compliant beach mats and mobility devices improving the accessibility of local beaches for all.
This coastal community has seven miles of sandy beaches. Until recently, there was no beach access for people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. That changed thanks to the purchase and installation of three ADA-compliant beach mats. The AARP Community Challenge grant became a catalyst for a donation from the local Rotary Club to purchase a beach wheelchair (pictured) and beach walker. Lifeguards manage and loan out the accessability equipment. Watch a video showing the mats in use.
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