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YMCA to install elevator this spring

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

It will soon be a lot easier for the elderly and disabled to get around Quincy's YMCA.

That's because the YMCA will be installing a brand new elevator this spring.

The elevator will be installed on the northeast side of the complex.

Officials with the YMCA say the new elevator will give the disabled better access to the multi-level facility.

While Officials with the YMCA say they have already installed other things like a chair lift for the pool to make the facility more ADA compliant, the elevator is a huge step forward.

"We feel it's not only going to be a great benefit not only to our Y members but to the community in general. It will serve different special needs groups like seniors, people with special needs both physical and mental, and also parents with young children," said CEO Mark Spiegelhoff.

The $205,000 project will be paid for with grants from the state.

Construction is expected to be finished sometime this summer.

 

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