Moraine Township Paratransit Program Receives Grant to Continue

Daily transportation to the doctor, grocery store, and work remains available and affordable for Moraine Township senior and disabled residents thanks to the continued generous support of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park.

“The generous support of the Healthcare Foundation has made it possible for us to keep our ride cost fixed for years and help Township seniors living on a fixed income get to medical appointments and quality-of-life errands such as grocery stores and beauty salons,” said Anne Flanigan Bassi, supervisor of Moraine Township.

The Township operates two vans daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take residents door-to-door up to 15 miles from the Township border.

“Medical trips are a priority, including taking residents to dialysis appointments, post-surgery or post-injury rehab. Township seniors and disabled residents are also invited to use our vans for quality-of-life trips, enabling our seniors to age in place and continue to make meaningful contributions to our community, and making it possible for disabled residents to work or volunteer,” said Trustee Amy Zisook, Township Transportation Liaison.

Because of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park’s support, the Township can keep fares affordable for income-qualified residents, while caregivers ride free. Revenues from user fees offset less than 10% of program costs.

“Our Township is richer when residents who can no longer drive have access to transportation and remain active participants in the community,” said Trustee Cindy Wolfson, the Township senior services liaison.

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has an all-volunteer board that is led by Jim Styer, who is Highland Park’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.

Call 847-432-3000 to schedule a ride

For further information email super@morainetownship.org. Visit Moraine Township at: www.morainetownship.org.

 

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