Gwinnett County commissioners accepted Tuesday two grants aimed at helping local seniors and other individuals with disabilities get to and from medical appointments.
According to a news release from the county:
"For the fifth straight year, the Atlanta Regional Commission awarded federal grant funds to help support Gwinnett’s successful Get in Gear program. The $124,114 grant lets Gwinnett Senior Services help about four dozen transportation-challenged dialysis clients get to medical appointments, therapies and treatments.
The program requires clients to pay 25 percent of the total cost of a book of vouchers. They can then choose and negotiate costs with one of two dozen pre-approved vendors. About 93 percent of the clients are over 60 and together they average 1,242 one-way passenger trips of about 15 miles per trip each month.
Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services contributed $31,500 toward the required local match of $84,001."
More about Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services can be found at fogcss.com. For more informationo about the Get in Gear program, call 678-377-3019.
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