PLAINVILLE – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair awarded the Plainville Senior Center $1,000 funded in part from the Archdiocese of Hartford through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program.
The funding will help the Plainville Senior Center to continue its mission of providing transportation services to members of the Plainville Community who are 60 years of age or older. The Senior Center’s Dial-A-Ride Program has been operating for almost 40 years and during the past year ending June 30, 2017, has provided more than 6,000 rides.
“We are honored and grateful to be chosen to receive funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal,” said Senior Center Director Shawn Cohen. “So many people rely on our Dial-A-Ride Program for medical and social service appointments, shopping, banking, socialization and errands. Dial-A-Ride helps individuals who cannot drive or do not own a car to live an independent life. It gives a sense of mobility and self-assuredness which would otherwise be lacking. Funding for Dial-A-Ride is provided by the Town of Plainville, donations from organizations, individuals and families, as well as fundraising.”
For more information about the Plainville Senior Center and its efforts, call 860-747-5728 or visit the Senior Center website at plainville.com/senior-center.
The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford and its parishes, is celebrating the 21st year of the Vicariate Outreach Program. This program was initiated in 1997 to offer leadership support to local organizations whose missions are consistent with the mission of the Catholic Church. The desire at that time, and remaining today, was to be able to reach out and extend help to more people in need.
The Plainville Senior Center