Art of Aging: Tips for getting around town

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March 13, 2014 9:12:00 AM PDT
The state of Pennsylvania offers free rides to anyone over age 65 and special assistance to others who need it.

SEPTA's Shared Ride program is designed to help seniors and men and women with disabilities, get where they need to go.

John Madden of Philadelphia says, "...by me being legally blind; it's hard to get up and down on them trolleys and "with share ride, I don't have to stand out there in the weather.

"It keeps me moving because I can take CCT to the grocery store, to the airport, wherever I want to go," added Rose Wilson of Philadelphia.

Also known as Customized Community Transport, the program helps seniors remain actively engaged and in control of their lives.

Bruce Bormann, Manager of Transportation at PCA said, "It allows them to be independent, it decreases the risks associated with driving and provides social interaction and lets people get out into their communities. "

Paratransit driver, William Wendal says, "The service helps them to live a normal life."

For more information about transportation programs for seniors, call the PCA Help Line, 215-765-9040.


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