City upgrades accessible change rooms

Improvements made to two change rooms at the community centre.

The City of Penticton has made upgrades to two accessible change rooms at the community centre.

Both accessible change rooms are now equipped with new hoists that include updated features such as increased battery life, 50 per cent faster recharging, secure sling attachments and lifting capacity up to 440 pounds.

The hoists were in need of an upgrade as the two previous ones would frequently go out of commission, according to recreation operations supervisor Kerry Wagner. The city has kept one older hoist as a back-up.

“We strive to ensure everyone has access to recreation opportunities regardless of ability,” said Wagner. “It is especially important that the therapeutic effects of the water are available to those who can benefit from them the most.”

Residents that want to learn more about accessible recreation are encouraged to go, visit the Penticton Community Centre or read the accessible recreation page in the biannual recreation guide found on the city’s website.

READ MORE: City of Penticton plans to up development cost charges by 40 per cent

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