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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Our Transportation department provides a fleet of vehicles to transport senior citizens to and from Nutrition Sites, Medical Appointments, Service Agencies, and Recreational Activities.

We are the largest human-service provider within the Southside Planning Easy Access Vans for client transportDistrict.

Every week our vehicles travel routes and work with Social Service Agencies, Health Department and other facilities for the elderly. For example, in 2000 we traveled approximately 600,00 miles and delivered 125,000 meals to the congregate and homebound senior citizens.

Transportation is provided throughout the counties of: Mecklenburg, Brunswick, and Halifax.

We also transport as far as Richmond, VA; Durham, NC and other locations.

We provide wheel chair accessible Medicaid Transportation to all medical facilities.

If you have a medical appointment and no way to get there, just call us. We do require a 48 hour notice prior to the scheduled appointment time.

OUR DRIVERS

Our Transportation drivers have a variety of duties other than driving. They pack and deliver meals to congregate and homebound seniors, and check on the condition of the homebound seniors.

We have preventative vehicle maintenance system recognized throughout the state.

We have traveled in excess of 1.3 million miles without an accident resulting in an injury. Our drivers are trained in Passenger Assistance Techniques, First Aid, CPR, and Defensive Driving.

Our drivers are in constant communication with Lake Country Area Agency on Aging. Each vehicle is equipped with a two-way radio system. When clients are transported out of the radio-service area, a cellular telephone is provided.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions are very important to the continuation of the Transportation Program.

There is no charge for transportation provided to eligible individuals.

We appreciate any donations.

Envelopes and receipts for contributions are provided by the van drivers.

PUBLIC BUS SYSTEMS - LAB/HART

LAB (Lake Area Bus) and HART(Halifax Area Rural Transportation) are public bus systems that provide transportation to people of any age. We will pick you up at your door and deliver you to your destination. The cost is $1.50 per "pick-up" and children under the age of three ride FREE. The LAB operates within the town limits of South Hill, LaCrosse, and Brodnax and HART within the town limits of South Boston and Halifax.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
LAB: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:15 TO 5:30
HART: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:15 TO 4:30


For more information contact:

Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
1105 West Danville St.
South Hill, Virginia 23970

Phone (434) 447-7661 - Fax (434) 447-4074
Toll Free 1-800-252-4464 (Within VA.)
E-Mail: transportation@lcaaa.org


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