Author: Catholic Charities Published:
Two new buses make transporting Catholic Charities Adult Day Services clients easier because they prevent it from having to use multiple buses for group outings.
Before the additional buses were added to the fleet of six, groups would have to take both a bus and minivans on trips. Now, they can utilize one of the new 24-passenger vans.
Arlett Chrisman, Adult Day Services supervisor said the clients have commented on the larger bus sizes and the ease of getting on and off.
“Everyone agrees the buses make it easier for us. They especially help with those in wheelchairs.”
The two buses were purchased from Kansas Truck Mobility.
Program Coordinator, KC Wakefield said the buses are imperative to the daily operations of Adult Day Services because they ensure community connectedness.
“Connectedness is the biggest part of what we offer,” said Wakefield. “It’s just so important for the work we do here.”
Wakefield said both new buses are about twice the size of the current ones.
Client Mary Lou Howard said at first she didn’t know what to think about the bus. Then she decided the larger size made for a more comfortable ride.
“It’s wonderful. The first time I rode it I thought it was exciting. We all had a good time,” said Howard.
Wakefield said the new buses even help with Adult Day Services’ budget, because the new seatbelts no longer need extenders.
“The buses are not just important. They save us money.”