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Establishing a Volunteer Driver Program for Seniors in Dover

Improve Community Assets
Organization: Friends of Seniors of Dutchess County
Grant: $25,000
Grant Year: 2008
County: Dutchess
State: NY

FCH made a grant to North East Community Center to support their expansion of a volunteer driver program for seniors.

Northeastern Dutchess County is a rural, isolated region of New York State where lack of transportation is the number one barrier to health care, especially for elderly, disabled, and low-income residents. North East Community Center provides transportation services for non-emergency medical appointments, for those in need (particularly for the elderly and the disabled) in order to increase access to health-related services, as well as equally important social opportunities for residents.