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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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.