May is full of celebrations, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Cinco de Mayo. May is also “Older Americans Month (OAM).” In 1963, President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens designated May as OAM for the purposes of honoring the contribution of past and present seniors.
In celebration, the SamTrans Board of Directors adopted a proclamation designating May as “Older Americans Month” at its May meeting this week. SamTrans’ commitment to providing quality transit services to senior citizens in San Mateo County recognizes that access to services and activities enables older Americans to preserve their dignity and independence.
In aiding senior mobility and independence, SamTrans has a Senior Mobility program that helps seniors unfamiliar with transit services to become educated and familiar with transit options and routes to shopping, medical appointments and entertainment.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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