Mobility and access are essential for independent living and transportation is the link that allows access to needed services and activities. As more and more of our seniors are driving less, our senior centers’ transportation department plays a vital role in a senior’s life as it places the senior’s community within reach.
Each month more than a thousand non-medical trips are made by Belmont County Seniors. Our seniors trust our personable and reliable center drivers with their transportation needs. Our center van drivers are instructed and certified in mandated CPR, 1st Aid, Defensive Driving, Blood Borne Pathogens. They also have Sensitivity for the Elderly training.
Transportation is provided to and from local Senior Centers for members 60 years of age and older residing in Belmont County. At the center, they are offered daily nutritious lunches, social interaction and an array of programs to help seniors stay active and engaged. At the center, seniors are given opportunities to hear presentations on topics important to them. Seniors can also receive more information about other resources available to them.
Social outings and trips are scheduled on a regular basis. After registering with their local senior center, a senior can review the center’s monthly activity calendar and decide which activities, on what days, they would like to attend. They only need to call their local center to schedule the dates they would like to visit. Our center van drivers will come to their home, pick them up and take them to the center. When the center’s activities are done, our center van drivers will take them home.
In addition, center transportation provides members with opportunities for grocery and retail shopping, dine-outs and mall shopping. Centers will also visit other centers for socialization, fun and friendship. On occasion, senior centers will schedule pleasure trips, such as to Amish Country, which offers our seniors an opportunity to shop and visit places they normally would be unable to.
SSOBC and it’s 11 senior centers proudly offer the seniors of Belmont County these transportation opportunities so they can continue to maintain active and independent lifestyles.
For more information on Center Trips, call your local Senior Center or click on your local senior center’s tab on left.
SSOBC Programs Administrator/Transportation
67650 Oakview Drive
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Telephone: 740-695-4142 / 1-800-200-0320