Age Friendly partnering with Moosomin & District Seniors Club on transportation project

April 18, 2024, 11:27 am


Moosomin Age Friendly is happy to announce that they will be partnering with the Moosomin and District Seniors Club Inc. to pursue a project for transporting people to out of town medical appointments.

Moosomin Age Friendly has been researching programs in other communities and the town of Gravelbourg’s program seems to be one that could work in Moosomin. On January 23, Al Sutherland of Gravelbourg presented an informational session at the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce meeting about the program that is serving that area. Since that time, Age Friendly has been looking into what would be required to follow Gravelbourg’s example.

In order to apply for grants and for the program to have the status to provide CRA receipts that could be used for medical expenses or charitable contributions, Age Friendly would need to work at becoming an incorporated entity and apply for a charity number. This process would add an estimated year onto the timeline for this project to become a reality. The decision was made to inquire about a partnership with the Moosomin and District Seniors Club who has already attained both of these things. The Seniors Club met with its membership on Monday, April 8, and gave their endorsement to the partnership!

Next steps are many, but will begin with an information meeting and volunteer consultation at the Moosomin Legion Club room on Monday, April 22 at 7 pm.

We won’t be ready for a crew of volunteer drivers for some time, but need to know that the community is behind this project as it can only function with the community’s support. If you are someone who could volunteer to drive into the city once per month, you need to come to this meeting! If you are part of a service club looking to support a needed service, please come to this meeting! If you are someone who plans to continue living in or around the community as you age, come to this meeting.

Aging where you want to should be a choice, and this project endeavours to support that choice by providing transportation to those who no longer can transport themselves to medical appointments in the city. Please help these groups provide a much needed service in our area!