Medical Transportation Service for Bath-Highland Announced

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe following article appeared in the Dec. 13 edition of The Recorder, with a photo of Van Drivers Mike Handlin, Bath, and Hap Darragh, Highland.

VPAS Now Offering Transportation Service

Drivers for Bath-Highland Senior Transportation are Mike Handlin (left) for Bath County and James “Hap” Darragh (right) for Highland County. (Photo courtesy Valley Program for Aging Services) Drivers for Bath-Highland Senior Transportation are Mike Handlin (left) for Bath County and James “Hap” Darragh (right) for Highland County. (Photo courtesy Valley Program for Aging Services) MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Valley Program for Aging Services is now bringing low-cost transportation to residents 60 and over in Bath and Highland counties. VPAS offers travel by van to medical appointments in and outside the region for $4 to $10 per patient roundtrip.

“Residents in Bath and Highland struggle to get to doctor appointments because of the lack of public transportation,” said Kathryn Coit, regional director for the Bath-Highland region. “We’ve come up with a solution that should help ease the burden on family members and friends.”

More than one-quarter of residents in the Bath-Highland region are aged 60 or older.

The service, available immediately, will provide transportation to residents of Bath County on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Transportation will be available to Highland residents on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Additional times may be available upon request.

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