Bathroom Accessibility Program
The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has nearly $200,000 in grant funding to spend on improving accessibility and safety for Leisure World residents. For over 15 years, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents modify their bathrooms. LWers with more than one bathroom are eligible. In special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.
In the wake of COVID-19, the administration of this program has changed. There are no in-person workshops. Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get personal- ized advice on how to complete an application. Simply email [email protected] for an appointment. People can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept confidential.
Any LW resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a custom glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models, and grab bars may be added as needed.
The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach.
To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below $75,300 if you live alone, or the limit is $86,050 per year for a two-person household. Savings do not disqualify you.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (909) 364-9000.