Free senior transportation program returns

Screen shot via Google Maps
Screen shot via Google Maps

Councilman Paul Vallone is bringing back the district’s free senior transportation program.

Thanks to a $90,000 funding allocation, as well as a $50,000 addition in partnership with Councilman Bob Holden and Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the program offers rides to areas within the five boroughs and western Nassau County.

To schedule a ride to an essential medical or vaccination appointment, eligible seniors should call the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center at 718-224-7888 between 9 a.m. and noon, and leave their name and phone number in a voicemail to schedule a next-day ride.

The Selfhelp team will then return the call and arrange a ride.

All seniors who use the service must complete a basic application with demographic information and an emergency contact, and provide their destination.

The transportation program will be even more valuable for seniors who are on their way to get vaccinated during the pandemic.

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