Colonie Senior Services Center celebrates 35 years of helping seniors

July 24, 2019 01:35 PM

COLONIE – Marking 35 years in operation, the Colonie Senior Service Centers is running its shuttle buses for seniors ages 65 and over. It gets senior citizens to vital and social appointments including the doctor or a stop at Bright Horizons.

There is a fleet of 10 vehicles with 15 part-time drivers and volunteer aides that help people on and off the shuttle. It runs Monday through Friday.

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"Often times, people don't have the ability to drive themselves to the doctors, to the grocery store, to the dentist, to get their hair done. So we want to make sure that people aren't isolated in their homes, that they have the ability to go out," said Diane Conroy LaCivita, CSSC Executive Director.

The buses drive people to the five major Capital Region counties depending on the needs and time frames.

"People need to get their hair cut, they need to go to the bank and if they don't have a car that's what we are for them," said Transportation Director Betsi Lattanzio.

Besides the shuttles, CSSC also has CarFit, making sure the senior is comfortable behind the wheel and knows all the angles and a driver fitness center to make sure seniors drive safer.

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