SLC Launches ‘Beach Floating Wheelchair’ Service for Women with Disabilities and the Elderly


SLC Launches ‘Beach Floating Wheelchair’ Service for Women with Disabilities and the Elderly

Sharjah Ladies Club has launched a new ‘Beach Floating Wheelchair’ service for elderly women and women with disabilities. A first of its kind in the Emirate of Sharjah specifically catered to women, the service is set to accommodate members needs. Offering a floating wheelchair enables easy beach access and ensures a safe swimming experience in a private environment. 

The Club’s beach has also been fitted with special ramps to ease movement  to the beach. To maintain the safety of the targeted group, the service will include all necessary precautions needed, while caretakers are required to be present at all times.

As part of the Club’s ongoing efforts twe value our client feedback to enhance our services, the initiative was launched with the aim of encouraging inclusivity while also creating a safe and supportive environment for all women.

Director-General, Khawla Al Serkal, said: “Our unwavering position as a safe environment for our members underpins all the work that we do at Sharjah Ladies Club. By creating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion, we hope to offer the elderly and women with disabilities the support they need at all our facilities.”

There has been an ongoing collaboration between Sharjah Ladies Club and various organizations that have supported the campaign. These have included entities such as Al Hamriya Municipality, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Dubai Community Development, Mothers of People of Determination Association “Hemmah”, the Sharjah Age-Friendly City, and the Sharjah Social Services Department. 

Khawla Al Serkal stated that Sharjah Ladies Club’s core mission is to provide world-class facilities and services, with a particular focus on creating an environment that offers female patrons a unique and high-quality experience in a modern setting - creating a haven of relaxation, empowerment, and wellbeing for all.

Director of the Strategic Planning office, Shaikha Al Suwaidi, says: “The beach floating wheelchair meets the international standards of safety requirements with high-quality specifications, as it provides a smooth transition into the beach. It is designed with special standards that provide a balanced experience, focusing on offering a comfortable seating position both on land and in the water.”

The floating wheelchairs will be available as a complimentary service with prior reservation at any time for the elderly and people with disabilities. This will improve the customer experience since they will be able to enjoy the Club service smoothly and access the beach easily. To fulfill the experience with maximum safety, it is required to have a caregiver with the visitor at all times to prevent any unforeseen risks.”

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