Council seeks funding for pool lift

The District of Houston wants to make the pool more accessible to those with limited mobility by adding a pool lift.

The District of Houston is applying for a grant to get a pool lift similar to the one above

The District of Houston is applying for a grant to get a pool lift similar to the one above

The District of Houston wants to make the pool more accessible to seniors.

They are applying for a $9,000 federal grant from the New Horizons Seniors Program to help fund the purchase of an access lift.

The lift is to enable those with limited mobility to access the hot tub and lane pool, said Leisure Services Director Ryan Coltura.

If they receive the grant, the District will pay $700 to purchase the $9,700 lift.

This action is tied with the Age-Friendly Community Plan which the District of Houston is working on, which will be completed late-September.

Public open houses about the plan will be July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Houston Seniors Centre.