Kaunoa Assisted Transportation Seeks Volunteer Drivers

March 13, 2017, 2:31 PM HST · Updated March 13, 2:34 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments

The Kaunoa Assisted Transportation Program is in need of volunteers to help transport West Maui seniors to appointments and back to their homes, county officials announced today.

Volunteer driver Myrtle Pszyk offered a hand to Wynona Amorin as she went Christmas shopping with the help of Kaunoa’s Assisted Transportation Program. Volunteers are urgently needed to help provide transportation to seniors in West Maui to take help them remain independent for as long as possible. Credit: County of Maui

Kaunoa’s Assisted Transportation Program provides critical assistance to persons 60 and older who have limited means of transportation and require support in order to maintain an independent lifestyle and continue to live in their own homes.

The transportation services are provided for medical appointments, business appointments, shopping for essentials, adult day care centers, visits to nursing homes, and other client requests.

Volunteers are needed on various days between Mondays and Friday, and at various times.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license as well as a reliable car with current registration, insurance and safety check. Training is also provided. Qualified volunteers are also eligible to receive partial mileage reimbursement.

Seniors are assessed for eligibility prior to receiving Assisted Transportation services and priority is given to those in most need of assistance.

For more information on the Assisted Transportation Program, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7310.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.


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