City Holding an Open House re: Seniors Transportation
Dublin to Pilot Transportation System for Senior Citizens, Add Other Services
SENIOR CIRCULATOR! Dublin is about to test a free microtransit service that will cater to seniors throughout the Dublin area, connecting them to shopping, restaurants, events, grocery stores, and more with the Dublin Community Recreation Center as the main hub! The Senior Circulator will run on three loops throughout the city. We are all invited to an open house to learn more. OPEN HOUSE EVENT DETAILS: Friday, January 11, 2019 1-3 p.m. Dublin Community Recreation Center, Community Hall, RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Reserve your seat by calling the City at 614-410-4579 Join local retailers and representatives from SHARE and the City of Dublin for light refreshments and fun giveaways. Learn more about the Senior Circulator during a formal presentation at 2 p.m. [ "SHARE: is a Columbus based microtransit service created for the trips you take the most. We partner with employers, schools, senior living and healthcare facilities to provide a transportation solution backed by proprietary technology. At SHARE, we believe access to transportation means access to opportunities. Some of our customers include Huntington Bank, Alliance Data, Worthington Industries, The Ohio State University, St. Vincent Family Center and National Church Residences."]
SENIOR CENTER with NAVIGATORS, This will open the first quarter of 2019. Thanks to Dublin City Council and their partners at Syntero, they will soon be announcing the name of a new “center” for older adult resource finding and sharing, staffed with Navigators (individuals you can meet with to help you “navigate the way” on topics related to aging in place, caregiving, and more). Look for an announcement – and a new web site – in March.
TEEN TECH SUPPORT. The in-person, one-on-one tech help desk is scheduled to open in March as well, to be housed at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, all thanks to the planning and generosity of a 16-year old Dublin resident you’ll be hearing more from in February. Teen Tech Support will give any older adult age 60+ the opportunity to bring in any mobile device (phone, iPad, Alexa, etc.) for directions, help, tips, etc. The goal is to have it open the first and third Saturdays of every month, so the target date is March 9, 2019. Again, we will announce its opening closer to March.
AGE FRIENDLY BUSINESS CERTIFICATION process underway. Leadership Dublin participants are busy researching and developing our first Age Friendly Business Certification for places such as restaurants and retail, to be unveiled in the spring.