Disabled Seniors Need Automatic Doors to enter their senior living facility.

Disabled Seniors Need Automatic Doors to enter their senior living facility.

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Oceana Hayes started this petition to Woodrose Senior Apartments and

This petition is requesting a reasonable accommodation be made for Woodrose Senior Living Apartments. Automatic swinging doors are essential for seniors with disabilities. Coming into effect 09/01/2021 Woodrose will be increasing their rent $50.00 per month. 

Woodrose Senior Affordable apartments is located in Bellingham Washington. The complex houses many Seniors that require certain accommodations that any apartment complex would be required to have. While automatic entrance doors are not required by law, reasonable accommodations to an entrance is required under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Woodrose has been able to continue renting to seniors without modifying their entrance. It is unacceptable they have not updated these doors. 

The main entrance is a single door, a single heavy door. The only way to unlock the door is by sticking a key in it, and of course the door swings outward. Imagine being in a wheelchair, having to reach forward to unlock this heavy door and then having to hold onto it while trying to back up enough to get around and squeeze through to the place you call home. Not an easy task when you need both hands to operate your wheelchair, or even your walker. This is difficult as is, but imagine carrying groceries, or anything at all while trying to manage this task. This may seem minor to many people, but it's not for those with disabilities that need to use this entrance daily.

Thank you for reading and signing this petition. This means a great deal to the people that are uncomfortable speaking about this themselves. Let's help them get the basic accommodations they’re entitled to.

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