With summer in full swing, the community’s first handicap accessible chair lift has been installed in the Shillington Swimming Pool
The pool welcomed the new handicap feature on July 12 courtesy of the Shillington Lions Club Foundation. Shillington Lions and the Shillington Borough support the lift’s installation in hopes it will give handicap individuals in Shillington and neighboring areas the opportunity to access the pool.
This project is part of the Shillington Lions Club centennial project. The Shillington Lions received a $3,000 grant from the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation, to support the $8,000 new edition.
“I became a lion to provide service to others. This chair will help disabled, elderly and infirmed experience the joys of visiting the pool throughout the summer. We had to make this a project,” said Dan Lubas, Shillington Lion.
The chair lift is rated for 400 pounds and has safety straps to aid the individual being lowered into the pool. Some of the other features include: an arm rest, a total cover, a spine board attachment, and a stability vest.
All pool staff members will be trained to assist anyone in use of the chair.