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When Family is Far Away, STC Keeps Seniors on the Go

Sadi Francis & Tiffani
Senior Transportation Connection (STC) is committed to providing comprehensive, efficient, and affordable transportation for senior adults in Cuyahoga County. But, our customers are not just the seniors who get on the bus –we’re also a vital service for family members who cannot be there to help.

Like many of us whose careers and life paths take us from our childhood homes, Staci Morgan lives in Columbus and her sister Tiffani Morgan lives in Akron. Their biggest concern for their mom Sadi Morgan and grandmother Francis Gallatin is transportation so they continue to live independently in their Olmsted Falls home. The sisters want the peace of mind knowing Sadi and Francis enjoy their lives to the very fullest.

“My mom and grandma have used STC for several years, Staci explained. It is the best, affordable way for them to continue to enjoy their independence. And, it brings me comfort knowing they have reliable transportation services.”

Many riders rely upon STC for their medical appointments, but that is not all we do! Sadi and Francis take full advantage of the social opportunities STC provides: Mom plays cards with friends and they both enjoy shopping. They have their freedom without asking friends for rides, or having their kids and grandkids weigh them down! Staci quipped.

They also value the drivers’ customer service and courtesy. Assistance with grocery bags and the door to door driver escort are especially helpful. All of the drivers are helpful, but Harold in particular is extremely kind. He has made a great impression on the entire family, Staci said.

Ten years ago, Olmsted Falls was among the first communities to contract with STC to provide transportation for its seniors. We are proud to celebrate a decade of service ensuring Francis, Sadi and all its senior residents continue to enjoy living in their home community.

For more information on STC services, please call 1-800-983-4782.

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Celebrating Connections Honors Gerald B. Chattman

STC honored board member Gerald B. Chattman, Esq. at its fourth fundraiser, Celebrating Connections. Jerry was honored for his commitment to coordinated, efficient and affordable transportation for seniors throughout Cuyahoga County. The Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, event at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven featured a silent auction, raffle and dinner to raise funds to buy and maintain STC vehicles. The 200 guests raised enough to buy another fully-accessible bus for STC! His wife Winnie, daughter Elise Dayan and his friends Dale Nowak, Ed Weintraub and Steve Borstein entertained guests with stories about Jerry that highlighted his friendship, devotion to family, and charitable service. Accolades included proclamations from his home city of Pepper Pike. Thank you to our sponsors: Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Generous contributors included Ron Braverman, Cleveland Clinic, and Millenia Restaurants. As a partner with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, Jerry chairs its Nonprofit & Foundation Practice Group, working on formation, governance, labor and litigation for major nonprofits. His distinguished legal career includes numerous awards for expertise in non-profit, labor relations, business and real estate transactions. Jerry joined the STC board in 2012 and served as treasurer from 2015-2018, guiding STC during its largest growth period since inception. Among other activities and honors, Jerry is President of the National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise. He is a board member for the Rape Crisis Center, Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. He is Board Vice President and Trustee at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. He has chaired both State of Ohio and Northern Region National Office of Volunteers of the March of Dimes; and is a Past President and a Life Trustee for Bellefaire. Jerry is pictured with his family (from left) Ron Braverman, Elise Dayan, Jerry, Winnie Chattman, Neela and Gregg Chattman.