Board Approves Help for Seniors in Need

Board Approves Help for Seniors in Need

San Bernardino

Last week the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved funding to the county’s Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) to facilitate the purchase and distribution of prepaid bus/train passes and grocery debit cards to provide support to eligible seniors in the county.  They appropriated an amount not to exceed $900,000 or the equivalent of $180,000 each year for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024. Providing transportation passes and grocery debit cards has been a long-standing policy of the county to help seniors in need of transportation and food support so they can remain healthy and involved in their communities. As in previous years, the grocery cards will be associated with Stater Brothers Markets because of their county-wide locations, reasonable food costs, and responsiveness to the department’s needs. Vendors for prepaid bus/train passes will include, but will not be limited to, Needles Area Transit, OmniTrans, Morongo Basin Transit Authority, Mountain Transit, Victor Valley Transit Authority, Metrolink, and Amtrak.  DAAS is the designated Area Agency on Aging, and as such, receives funding for a wide range of programs and supportive services including funding for the purchase and distribution of prepaid bus/train passes and grocery debit cards.

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