New vans help rural seniors and adults with disabilities
RSVP was awarded a grant from the Nevada Department of Transportation to expand Senior Transportation Services in our rural communities. RSVP will place two vans in Lincoln and White Pine Counties for rural seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves with escorted door-to-door services for critical care trips to medical, dental, vision appts., essential shopping, socialization opportunities, and many other basic services.
“Lack of transportation is the number one deterrent to senior and disabled clients accessing lifesaving goods and services. This grant will allow RSVP to continue to serve rural areas where people may be isolated due to where they live or because they are otherwise faced with lack of transportation. We are also able to help even more people now and can provide persons with disabilities aged 18 and older with free escorted transportation services provided by volunteers.” said Susan Haas, Executive Director and CEO of RSVP.
Pictured with new van in Caliente (L-R): Karen Caldwell-Weil - RSVP Respite Mgr., June Taylor - RSVP Lincoln County Field Rep, Susan Haas - RSVP Exec. Director & C.E.O.