Lt Col Matt Urban Center Receives New Van For Senior Transportation

Modified: October 19, 2016 11:53am

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Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues were on hand recently as the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center on Broadway in Buffalo received a new senior transport van as part of the ongoing upgrades to Erie County’s “Going Places” senior transportation program. The new vehicle is a 2016 Ford Transit Van that seats 12 adults and has grab bars and running boards for easier access, along with front and rear heating and air conditioning, and replaces an older vehicle that had been in an accident.

The Going Places service allows older adults (60+) who lack their own transportation to receive transportation to medical appointments, social activities, shopping, and congregate dining programs. Representatives from the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center joining Poloncarz and Hogues to receive the keys to the new vehicle included Executive Director Marlies Wesolowski and Director of Senior Services Tim Mutz. Erie County Senior Services Planning Coordinator Michael Saccomanno also joined the event.

2016 is the fifth year in a row that new vans are being purchased for the “Going Places” program; by the end of 2017 the Poloncarz administration will have replaced all 15 of the senior vans used countywide.

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