Get on the Bus
Senior citizens and doctors are a frequent combination. Medical appointments, office visits and checkups are common procedures for an older generation. But driving and seniors aren’t quite as favorable a mix.
Our House Assisted Living in Tremonton is now offering a chance for area seniors who no longer drive to keep those doctor visits without having to find a ride to the office. Their free transportation program has been operating for the past three weeks and has proven to be a lifesaver for seniors like Refina Cervantez.
Cervantez lives by herself. With no family close by or available to drive her to her regular medical appointments, she willingly relies on the Our House bus.
“I don’t drive anymore because of glaucoma, so this is wonderful,” she said.
Misty Mattinson, Our House administrator and the bus driver for the senior shuttle, said the service was implemented to give back to the residents, not only the seniors but also those who must take time from their busy day to transport aging parents and grandparents to the doctor.
“We have gotten a lot of calls asking for it and decided this is a way to help out the community,” she said. Anyone 55 or older is eligible for the bus ride and wheelchairs can also be accommodated.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader.