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Danbury Purchases New Service Van For Senior Center

Senior citizens enjoy an event at Elmwood Hall in Danbury.
Senior citizens enjoy an event at Elmwood Hall in Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, CT – The City of Danbury has recently purchased a new service van for the Senior Center’s Van Transportation Program.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held at Elmwood Hall on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 12:30 p.m. led by President of City Council Joseph Cavo and Director of Elderly Services Susan Tomanio, LCSW.

“We are thrilled to have a brand new service bus for Elmwood Hall. We are looking forward to being able to provide more rides than we have in the past, as our capacity to transport has been increased,” said Tomanio. The current service van holds eight seats, while the new van has the capacity for 10.

The Van Transportation Program offers rides to and from the senior center. Riders must live in Danbury and be at least 60 years of age to use the service. Schedules are given out to riders created to optimize use and allow each senior to attend the events of their choosing at the center. Last year alone, the senior center made 5,624 one-way trips with their service van.

“Our goal with this initiative is to see the service extended to even more senior residents in Danbury,” Mayor Mark Boughton said. “This transportation allows the city to serve our aging community with better access to social activities, wellness information, and educational programs, all of which are offered through the Danbury senior center.”

Rides on the new service van will be offered during the event.

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