Beach facilities for disabled 2011

Press Release

Javea Town Council Renovates Facilities for the Phsyically Disabped in the Arenal

Red Cross helps people with reduced mobility enjoy their beach holiday

Javea. 27 July 2011.
Tomorrow the Javea Services Department plans to substitute the changing cubicles, showers and lavatories in the wheelchair accessible area of the Arenal Beach. The work is expected to be completed quickly and the facilities will be in full use by 11.00 a.m.

According to the department, the renovation was made possible through a grant from the Welfare Council in Valencia that the Town Hall applied for in order to renew the equipment. This equipment had not been renewed since the wheelchair accessible area was inaugurated five years ago, with its subsequent deterioration. With this grant, three brand new cubicles will be installed, adapted for the disabled and mobility reduced.

The Councillor responsible for Beaches, Doris Courcelles, would like to remind tourists and residents that this specially adapted beach area for physically disabled and wheelchair bound are at their disposal in the southern end of the Arenal Beach (by the Mas y Mas). From 11 am to 7 pm. The Red Cross lifeguards will be watching this area and assist all the elderly people or people with reduced mobility enjoy their swim in the sea, either with the amphibious chairs or their accompaniment. Resting chairs and a covered shaded area are also to be installed in this area

The Red Cross will also offer an extra Social Service to all those who are unable to go to the beach on their own. After signing up at the telephone number of the Red Cross 96 579 1961, you can request to be picked up in a specially adapted vehicle and taken to the Arenal. The NGO explains that this service will run from Monday through Thursday morning from the Day Centre (Sta. Maria de Betania) and will also be available to all those who can certify their need. As part of this programme, every Monday afternoon the Red Cross also accompanies a group of residents from the Asilo Hermanos Cholbi to the beach.

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