Monday, August 9, 2010

Levindale Wins Transportation Award

As a recognition of its services to seniors in the community, Levindale has won a Beverly Foundation Senior Transportation Service Award (STAR).

The Beverly Foundation provides research, education, and assistance to encourage and facilitate mobility and transportation for older adults. Almost 400 STAR applications were received this year, and were reviewed by professionals from across the country. The Trustee Commendation Award won by Levindale means $5,000 for enhanced services.

"The money will be specifically used for training drivers," says Gretchen Barnes, LifeBridge Health manager of transportation. "Many of our clients have Alzheimer's or dementia, and there are new techniques for drivers in handling potential situations."

In June, there were 2,273 passengers picked up and brought to Levindale or Adult Day Services in Pikesville. LifeBride Health's Adult Day Services are designed for physically frail individuals with special medical needs such as diabetes, hypertension and post-stroke disabilities, and those with mental health problems such as dementia, confusion and Alzheimer's disease.

To learn more, call 410-601-WELL (9355).

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