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Jet Express
 
 
JET Express utilizes community volunteers driving their own vehicles to provide transportation to older adults, 65 years of age or older, helping to ensure that they have access to required medical treatment, can perform necessary tasks such as grocery shopping, and enjoy outings such as going to the hairdresser or visiting with friends.
 
 
JET Express utilizes community volunteers driving their own vehicles to provide transportation to older adults, 65 years of age or older, helping to ensure that they have access to required medical treatment, can perform necessary tasks such as grocery shopping, and enjoy outings such as going to the hairdresser or visiting with friends. Our objectives are to alleviate the financial and emotional strain of finding and paying for transportation, and to provide older adults who can no longer drive with the ability to get out of their homes, interact with people, enjoy community offerings and, most importantly, access the health care treatments they need.  

Since the program’s inception in September 2008, JET Express has provided 12,829 rides and as of January 2014 they had 147 active riders.  In total, since the program began, JET Express has had 419 older adults register to be a JET Express rider at one time or another.  Ridres are so appreciative of the service we provide.  Riders have told JFS “JET Express is always there when I need it,” and “I know there is someone I can always call.”

For more information go to http://www.jfskc.org/services/older-adult-services/jet-express-2/
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