The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced has recently taken delivery of a brand-new bariatric-accessible wheelchair van, expanding its transportation fleet to 13 vehicles.
“With the addition of this new van, we will be able to safely transport clients who utilize bariatric wheelchairs and get them to and from their necessary medical appointments,” said Darlene DiCarlo, director. “Having reliable, affordable transportation is a key component that allows many seniors to remain independent and living in their homes.”
The 2021 Ford Transit Van was obtained utilizing COVID-19 stimulus funds received in 2021 to provide additional transportation services for clients. The county provides rides to medical appointments for 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.