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Kaunoa Assisted Transportation Program seeks volunteer drivers

By Staff | Mar 23, 2017

Volunteer driver Myrtle Pszyk offered a hand to Wynona Amorin as she went Christmas shopping with the help of Kaunoa’s Assisted Transportation Program. Volunteers are urgently needed to help provide transportation to seniors in West Maui to help them remain independent for as long as possible. PHOTO BY THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

WAILUKU – The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced that Kaunoa’s Assisted Transportation Program is in immediate need of volunteers to help transport West Maui seniors to appointments and back to their homes.

Volunteers are needed on various days between Mondays and Fridays, and at various times. Transportation services are provided for medical appointments, business appointments, shopping for essentials, visits to adult day care centers and nursing homes, and other client requests.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license as well as a reliable car with current registration, insurance and safety check. Training is provided. Qualified volunteers are also eligible to receive partial mileage reimbursement.

Kaunoa’s Assisted Transportation Program provides critical assistance to persons 60 and older who have limited means of transportation and require support in order to maintain an independent lifestyle and continue to live in their own homes.

Seniors are assessed for eligibility prior to receiving Assisted Transportation services, and priority is given to those in most need of assistance.

For more information on the Assisted Transportation Program, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7310.