TRIANGLE NC

VOL16ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 16 — ISSUE 2 52 SENIOR RESOURCES Resources for Seniors in the Triangle, NC Though best known for research and development, the Triangle Region of North Carolina offers an abun- dance of services primarily aimed at the senior population. From transportation to education to caregiv- ing, housing options and entertainment, the Triangle is rich in senior-related activities and benefits. TRANSPORTATION The Durham Center for Senior Life (DCSL) Transportation Ser- vice provides access to services and activities for persons 60 years of age and older. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. No fee is charged. www.dcslnc.org/ transportation.php DCSL also offers access to DATA (Durham Area Transit Authority) with bus service along regularly scheduled routes. Persons 65 and older may ride free with a government issued photo ID or a DATA ID Card. godurhamtransit.org The Orange County Depart- ment on Aging assists Orange County older adults in accessing existing transportation provid- ers and manages the Transpor- tation Helpline (919)717-1853 as well as the website: www.orangecountync.gov/depart- ments/aging/transportation.php E-Z Rider Senior Shuttle Ser- vice provided by Chapel Hill Transit is another option of- fering bonuses like free fixed route shuttle service to Seniors 60+ years old to Robert & Pearl EDUCATION North Carolina State University in Raleigh offers a tuition-free option for those older than 65 who are not seeking a degree. Senior NC residents can attend any class free during spring and fall (but they must purchase books and other materi- als). The tuition waiver form and other information can be accessed at the college website: www.ncsu.edu The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides non- credit short courses, study trips, and special events for adults aged 50+. Most courses are held at the easily- accessible McKimmon Conference & Training Center at NCSU. OLLI is a membership-based learning program. For more information on OLLI go to: http://mckimmoncenter. Seymour Center (Chapel Hill) or Central Orange Senior Center (Hillsborough) as well as 7 day/ week paratransit service. www.townofchapelhill.org/town- hall/departments-services/transit/ ez-rider/ez-rider-senior-shuttle T-LINX is a regional paratransit service provided by GoTriangle with shared ride door-to-door service. dev.tta.prometheussports. com/t-linx-services-paratransit American Red Cross Transpor- tation Services assists eligible clients of Durham County (only) who have no other means of transportation to and from critical medical appoint- ments. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the office at (919)489-8521 or audrey.jackson@redcross.org Accessible Raleigh Transporta- tion (ART) is a program serving Raleigh and Wake Forest resi- dents with a physical or mental disability. An ART application is available online at: www.ra- leighnc.gov/content/PWksTransit/ Documents/AccessibleRaleighT- ransportation/TIERIIappl.doc Seniors On The Go offers a vari- ety of services including private escorted door-through-door transportation, airport escort and companion services. www.ncseniorsonthego.com/ Several other private alternatives are available including A Helping Hand; Alliance of Disability Advocate; Johnston Ambulance Service; The Center for Volunteer Caregiving and Wheel- chair Getaways among others.

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