On a sunny Friday morning, Ron McConnell places a step in front of his shuttle. He holds seniors’ hands one by one as they carefully climb off and ready their shopping bags.
“There you are young lady, enjoy,” McConnell smiles to one passenger. “Don’t buy up the whole store this time.”
The woman laughs back and wanders inside. Today’s destination is Walmart.
Sandra Evans, 86 just moved to National Church Residences at Avondale a couple of months ago. She was excited to hear the Dublin senior living community would start offering free shuttle rides.
“I take advantage of every opportunity that comes up,” Evans says.
She regularly takes the shuttle to places like the grocery store and movie theatre. Since Evans can’t drive, taking the bus helps her maintain her independence.
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