Amherst, New York
Donations help us safely transport seniors with an updated fleet which is the costliest and most valuable hard asset of our organization. Past donor support enabled the purchase of a new vehicle. Over a period of 7 months, that vehicle logged 20,000 miles which included more than 3,000 trips to medical appointments and grocery stores for seniors who would otherwise be unable to get out in the community.
"I have been using the Amherst Senior Van for the past five years. I take it three days a week to and from dialysis. I also use it occasionally for medical appointments. I have found it to be a real convenience. The drivers are all courteous, kind and friendly. In addition, they are very good drivers. I always feel safe when I am riding with them. I get to my destination on time and am picked up without a long wait. Without the Senior Van, I would have to rely on taxis, which would be cost prohibitive, or Para-transit, which can take up to two hours to bring to your destination. (I once ran out of oxygen on their bus because the route was so long.) The Amherst senior Van has literally been a life saver for me! - Marie G.
"I was grateful for securing this transportation as I no longer drive and need transportation for medical appointments. I would be lost without this service! The drivers are courteous and on time which is so important as I have tried other services which were a total failure. My sincere thanks to Amherst Senior Transportation Services. I can't survive without them!"-
"I have a walker & need to exit 4 steps to return to my apartment. I use transportation 5 days a week. All of my drivers help me get on the bus. I would not be able to have my lunch at the center. I need assistance w/steps and storage for my walker. The current situation is manageable. I enjoy using the service for doctor's appointments too."- Angelo D.
"Without the Amherst vans, it would be very hard for me to manage my dialysis appointments. The drivers are always courteous and on time. I am completely satisfied with the service. -Dawn K.
"I find the van service extremely helpful in getting to destinations. The drivers are extremely courteous and know locations, plus knowledgeable of subjects." Robert K.
Amherst Senior Transportation Service (ASTS) is committed to providing transportation to enhance the quality of life and promote the independence of Amherst senior residents.