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Shown alongside one of the newly acquired vans is Chairman of the Niagara County Community Services Committee Legislator Jesse Gooch, Director of the Niagara County Office for the Aging Darlene DiCarlo, and Transportation Coordinator Jennifer Schumacher.
Shown alongside one of the newly acquired vans is Chairman of the Niagara County Community Services Committee Legislator Jesse Gooch, Director of the Niagara County Office for the Aging Darlene DiCarlo, and Transportation Coordinator Jennifer Schumacher.

Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet

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Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm

The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office’s transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.

“With the addition of these two new vans, we will be able to meet the needs of many more senior citizens who rely on us to get them to and from their medical appointments,” Director Darlene DiCarlo said. “Having reliable, affordable transportation is a key component that allows many seniors to remain independent and living in their homes.”

The two 2019 Dodge Caravans were obtained through a grant from the New York State Department of Transportation under the Federal Transit Administration's Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. The county provides rides to medical appointment to seniors over 60 who reside in Niagara County. While there is no specific charge for the ride, there is a suggested voluntary round-trip contribution of $7 within city of residence, $10 within the county, and $25 out of the county

For more information on transportation and other services provided by the Office for the Aging, call 716-438-3030.

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