Grant will support Dial-A-Ride

Grant will support Dial-A-Ride

The Plainville Senior Center was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Archdiocese of Hartford through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program.

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has assisted tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses and in numerous other areas.

The grant will help the Plainville Senior Center continue its mission of providing transportation services to members of the community who are 60-plus years of age.

“We are honored and grateful to be chosen to receive funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal,” said Senior Center Director Shawn Cohen, pointing out that residents use the transportation program for a variety of reasons.

“For over 40 years, Dial-A-Ride has been helping individuals who cannot drive or do not own a car to live an independent life. It gives a sense of mobility and self-assuredness which would otherwise be lacking,” said Cohen.

“Funding for Dial-A-Ride is provided by the Town of Plainville, donations from organizations, individuals and families, as well as fundraising. During COVID times, we are also using our Dial-A-Ride buses to deliver meals and Food Share packages, plus rides to vaccine appointments.”

For more information about the Plainville Senior Center, call 860-747-5728 or visit

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