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NIAGARA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING ADDS ANOTHER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN TO FLEET

Author: Kevin Schuler/Friday, September 10, 2021/Categories: General, , Legislature

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The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today that it had recently taken delivery of a brand new bariatric accessible wheelchair van, expanding the Office’s 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 through a New York State Office of the Aging grant, via COVID 19 stimulus funds they received in 2021, to provide additional transportation services for our 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 $7.00 within city of residence, $10.00 within the county, and $25.00 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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Shown alongside the newly acquired van is Stephen Chunco, Lead Van Driver and Victoria Cascia, Transportation Coordinator.

 

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