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Free transportation for seniors

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports
Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune Standing beside the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center van are, from left, Jay Justin, rider; Julie Threewit, driver; Marin Weitzenhoffer, grant writer; and Dick Smedley and Gino Matteucci, drivers.
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The South Lake Tahoe Senior Center offers free transportation for senior citizens and disabled residents of South Lake Tahoe. This service is available to transport seniors and disabled residents to and from appointments and shopping in South Lake Tahoe and to bring them to the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Volunteer drivers operate the van from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Senior Center van was made possible through the hard work of Marvin Weitzenhoffer and Billie Bridges, both members of the Commission on Aging, which is an advisory council to the Area Agency on Aging. These commission members, with the support of El Dorado County Supervisor Dave Solaro, and Doug Nowka, staff member from the Area Agency on Aging, and in conjunction with the city of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department, submitted an application for the Federal Transit Association Grant. In early 2003 the grant application was approved.

The van is in possession of the South Tahoe Senior Center and is providing free transportation to senior citizens and disabled residents of South Lake Tahoe. This service would not be possible without the support of El Dorado County, the city of South Lake Tahoe and the South Tahoe Senior Center.

To arrange free transportation with this new vehicle call the South Tahoe Senior Center at (530) 542-6094.


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