Thursday, January 30, 2014

Leggett Announces Recreation Department's New Senior Transportation Initiative

On January 13, the Montgomery County Department of Recreation launched a new Senior Center Transportation Initiative that supports the County’s commitment to ensuring a viable lifetime community.

This new service is provided through a contract with the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA). For more than 40 years, JCA has earned a reputation for the quality transportation services it offers to seniors.

The transportation initiative provides an option to neighborhoods that cannot be served by the County’s larger Ride On buses. The new program uses smaller buses that provide curb-to-curb service, Monday through Friday, to County residents living within a defined geographic radius of the County’s five senior centers – Damascus, Holiday Park, Long Branch, Margaret Schweinhaut and White Oak. County residents 55 and older are eligible to take the bus if they are within a center’s service area.

In addition to providing transportation options, the initiative restores the popular Senior Mini-Trips offered by the Recreation Department. These trips, available at the five senior centers and through the 11 active adult neighborhood programs, expand offerings throughout Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia, taking advantage of cultural opportunities in neighboring jurisdictions currently not served by Ride On.

For more information about the new transportation service, call 240-777-4980. Information about services for seniors in Montgomery County is available online.