Sunshine Communities Therapeutic Pool Reopens to Public

. April 1, 2016.
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A uniquely warm and handicap-accessible pool will reopen, offering recreation and exercise for adults with arthritis, swimming lessons for children and a place to play for any age.

The pool, which is open to the public each weekday and on Sundays, also provides therapy space and recreation time for individuals supported by Sunshine, a non-profit that since 1950 has offered programming for those with developmental disabilities.

The therapeutic pool at Sunshine Communities is routinely heated to about 93 degrees – warmer than most other pools, according to aquatics supervisor Chris Ballard. Warm water helps to relax muscles, making stretching and cardio exercises easier while the buoyancy  created by the water eases impact on weight-bearing joints. Additionally, the pool is equipped with two submersible chairlifts, allowing users to be gently lowered into the water.

For more information –  Chris Ballard at 419-865-0251, ext. 3511 www.sunshine.org

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