WEST Vancouver seniors may need to look elsewhere for activities during the last weeks of August.
The Seniors Activity Centre just off 21st Street in West Vancouver is scheduled to be closed from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 for a variety of upgrades and repairs, most of them related to accessibility.
"Just trying to make the centre more age-friendly," said Jill Lawlor, community recreation manager at the centre.
The seniors hub is slated to get an automated, sliding front door to replace SAC's outward swinging door.
"For some of our seniors, when they walk in, pushing that button is a bit much to ask," Lawlor said. "They have to push the button and then they have to back up to get out of the space of the door that's opening towards them."
The ceramic tile floor is also set to be replaced with a new tile designed to feel a little firmer under the feet with less space between the grooves.
Several rooms are scheduled to be painted and the bathrooms will also become more accessible, according to Lawlor.
The centre is set to re-open Sept. 3.
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