San Jose, June 22, 2017: Sourcewise announces the release of “SourcewiseTransit Service,” a free transportation service that provides mobility options to seniors in South County. The Sourcewise Transit Service enhances transportation access for 11,574 South County residents who are aged 65 and older and in need of connections to Senior Centers in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Sourcewise Transit Service operates in the cities of San Martin, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill Monday–Friday. At the heart of the Sourcewise Transit Service is a 2017 Starcraft Bus, with installed wheelchair lift capacity built by American with Disabilities Act industry specialists. Sourcewise provides door-to-door transportation service, to and from Senior Centers, and accepts unlimited transportation requests from seniors.
The transportation concept developed in 2016 after Sourcewise hosted a public hearing in Gilroy to present its 2016-2020 Area Plan on Aging—a needs assessment conducted in Santa Clara County every four years. The need for better transportation to local Senior Centers was a common thread among the feedback received from both Gilroy and Morgan Hill senior residents. Based largely on the voices of the community, Sourcewise began piloting its transportation service — “speedy shuttle.” The pilot quickly became a highly-demanded service, providing 562 one-way rides in its first three months of operation.
With the added capacity of the transit service bus, the Sourcewise South County office is positioned to double its transportation service.
“Sourcewise strives to find innovative solutions that benefit our clients and support freedom of individual choice and independence. The Sourcewise Transit Service creates greater access for frail and isolated seniors who otherwise may not be able to leave their home,” explains Manuel Altamirano, Chief Operating Officer of Sourcewise.
Future plans to expand the Sourcewise Transit Service include door-to-door rides for doctors’ appointments as well as new route extensions to Santa Teresa light rail, the connection to North Valley.
Sourcewise is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving seniors, families, and their caregivers in Santa Clara County for the past 43 years.
If you are interested in learning more Sourcewise programs and services, visit www.mysourcewise.com or for information on the Sourcewise Transit Service, call Sourcewise South County office: (408) 762-7362.
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