Transportation and independence: to most seniors, the words are synonymous.
Having to rely on family or friends to get from destination to destination is not always practical nor possible. In fact, it can be downright demoralizing for the person who takes pride on being able to care for him or herself.
But there is an alternative to relying on others for rides, and it’s no further away than the nearest bus stop.
Seniors curious about learning more about taking the bus are invited to a special presentation by the Orange County Transportation Authority at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the Fullerton Community Center, where they learn how convenient public transportation can be.
The OCTA program will also tie in with the city’s new Senior Transportation Program, which offers discount 30-day bus passes for seniors, along with other transportation alternatives. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for seniors to discuss the new city program with center staff.
The program is free, but pre-registration is required and may be made by calling the center at (714) 738-6305.
The Fullerton Community Center is temporarily housed at St. Mary’s Church, 400 W. Commonwealth Ave., Room 8B, during construction of a new community center.
Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the presentation are asked to notify the center staff when registering.