ROSE CENTERS PASSENGERS RIDE WITH STC

CLEVELAND – January 10, 2017 – Senior Transportation Connection (STC) will provide transportation for seniors attending programs at the Rose Centers for Aging Well, effective Feb. 1, 2017. About 250 senior adults rely upon transportation to participate in congregate meals, social, health and wellness programming Monday through Friday at the following Cleveland and East Cleveland Rose Center locations:

  • Ernest J. Bohn, 1667 Ansel Rd., 216.373.1913
  • Gunning Park, 16700 Puritas Rd., 216.373.1917
  • King Kennedy, 2501 East 59th St.. 216.373.1918
  • East Cleveland, 16200 Euclid Ave., 216.373.1919
  • Paul W. Alandt Lakeshore, 6600 Lakeshore Blvd. 216.373.1915

STC will also provide transportation for special outings for center participants and expects to deliver about 15,000 trips during the year.  Older adults seeking transportation to Rose Centers location should contact their local Rose Center directly to obtain qualifications and details.

“STC is pleased to provide access to the quality services the Rose Centers offer,” said Janice Dzigiel, STC executive director. “Our purpose is to be a critical ‘connection-maker’ for seniors who do not drive and need access services like STC to stay active. One third of our passengers rely upon a wheelchair, walker or cane. Not only do our vehicles accommodate them in comfort, our drivers are trained to offer the appropriate customer service and assistance.”

The Rose Centers for Aging Well LLC (www.rosecenters.org), a subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, provides meals to homebound seniors and in neighborhood centers and offers social, health and wellness programs to seniors in the community. “When agencies of the Rose Centers’ caliber partner with STC, it validates the quality of reliability of our services,” Dzigiel said.

Senior Transportation Connection (www.ridestc.org) Since 2005, STC has provided comprehensive, coordinated, efficient and affordable transportation is available to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga County residents who have mobility challenges due to age, lack of access, disability, frailty or inability to drive use STC in partnership with municipalities and social service agencies. Destinations include medical appointments, including dialysis and treatment; senior centers for meals and social activities; grocery shopping and personal errands.

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) The mission of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies. Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose provides direct service to older adults and their caregivers, engages in applied social research, and leads advocacy efforts in support of older adults.

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STC Annual Meeting Celebrates Senior Mobility

The Senior Transportation Connection Annual Meeting on May 16 is hosted by the E.J. Bohn Rose Center, 1667 Ansel Road in Cleveland. The Center is one of six Rose Center sites that use our services to bring local residents to lunch, socialize and enjoy activities. Each year, STC invites our supporters to visit a partner location like E.J. Bohn with us. The annual meeting features highlights from the prior year, comments from staff, clients and the Board of Directors. This year, we honor Howard Maier, who completes his term as Board Chairman. About 60 guests attended and helped to celebrate Mr. Maier's leadership and advocacy to support the mobility thousands of Cuyahoga County seniors enjoy with STC.

Congratulations to outgoing Board Chairman Howard Maier

Mr. Maier is the past Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), which oversees transportation planning, transportation-related air quality planning, and area wide water quality management planning by federal and Ohio mandates. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Ohio State University, a Master of City Planning from Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Public Management from Case Western Reserve University.