FINALLY - A PLAYGROUND THAT IS FREINDLY TO THE DISABLED CHILD - SCRANTON PA

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Home Team

IT'S ABOUT TIME THE NEEDS OF OUR DISABLED CHILDREN GOT SOME ATTENTION.

 

This recent Scranton-Times article announces a long needed addition to one of the most popular public parks located in Lackawanna County Pa.

Lackawanna County commissioners announced earlier this month a huge playground is under construction at McDade Park, designed for equal use by children with disabilities. This very popular public park will become a "go-to: place for children and parents.

The new playground will allow inclusive access for disabled children. There are 50 activities in the playground, 40 of which will be accessible by wheelchair. This is a huge project that will be gratefully welcomed by families with physically disadvantaged children. The playground encompasses 140 feet in diameter. We all look forward to seeing this new addition for our families.

This is certainly good news for parents.  Disabled children can now feel "included" instead of excluded.  Having a place for both groups of children to interact in a safe environment helps to foster mutual respect and understanding. Instead of looking on - disabled children now will have an outlet designed specifically for them.

Lackawanna County is a great place to raise a family. If you have never visited McDade park, pack your lunch, your lawn chairs, load up the car and spend an enjoyable day this weekend

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Jayne and Bonnie Vaughan - Driven and Dedicated Realtors. Full Time serving Buyers, Sellers, Investors, Estates, Probate, Foreclosures and Relocation.

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Bonnie Vaughan
Re/Max Home Team - Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Just for information - I did not copy the Scranton Times article I paraphrased it.  After I realized I wrote THIS instead of A, I did not know how to correct it.  I know I can edit something but I did not want to post it twice.  Still learning how all this works.

Jul 27, 2009 01:45 PM #1
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Bonnie~ I think it is so wonderful that they are building this playground for disabled children.  Hopefully there will be more like them in other places too.

Jul 27, 2009 01:49 PM #2
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Bonnie Vaughan
Re/Max Home Team - Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Hi Vickie,

I'm excited to see it happen.  So many families avoid public places that are not friendly to their children.  I like the fact that all children can play together.

We need to learn to be a more tolerant society. 

Jul 27, 2009 02:07 PM #3
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Bridget Cella
Re/Max Connection - Sewell, NJ
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That is awesome - last year I participated in a  fundraising event for a handicap accessible playground in Medford, NJ!

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