Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mobility Assistance Program - Grant for New Vans

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, we were honored to have Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito come to the Peabody Council on Aging to speak about the Mobility Assistance Program. 

This year with the funds from this program, the Peabody Council on Aging received six new vehicles; three 8-Passenger vans, one 14-Passenger van, one 16-Passenger van and a Handicapped Accessible car called the MV-1.

The grant provides 80% of the cost of these new vehicles with the Friends of the Peabody Council on Aging providing the 20% local match.  These new vehicles will replace some older vehicles in our fleet.  The new vans will help us provide the almost 50,000 rides per year to Seniors and disabled residents of Peabody.

Speakers included Mike Berry, Mass DOT Legislative & Community Affairs and Astrid Glynn, Mass DOT Rail & Transit Administrator.  Pictured with the Lieutenant Governor are:  Mayor Ted Bettencourt, Jr., Peabody Council on Aging Director Carolyn Wynn,  Board Members of both the Peabody Council on Aging and ‘Friends of the Peabody Council on Aging’,  Senator Joan Lovely, State Representative Tom Walsh and the Councilors of the City of Peabody.