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First CarFit Event held in Celina on August 15th

Area Agency on Aging 3 and Mercer County Council on Aging are proud to announce their partnering to hold the region’s first CarFit event in Celina on Tuesday, August 15th from 9-11:30 am. What is CarFit for the older driver? CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well [...]

FIND A RIDE provides “Peace of Mind” for wife

My husband, Mark, has medical issues which require many doctor visits and also create an inability for him to drive to these appointments. As a wife who needs to work, I was concerned about what to do. I was familiar with Putnam County Council on Aging and Mark uses them for local doctor appointments and [...]

Use Transportation Services? We Want to Hear from you!

We are currently working to update the Transportation Coordination Plan for Allen, Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties, and we need to hear from people who use Transportation Services in these counties. What transportation services do you use?  Do they work for you? What transportation gaps are in your community?  Please take 5 minutes to [...]

Are you 60 or over? Ride the bus for free in Lima this month!

Older Drivers and Airbag Safety

The increased fatal crash risk among older drivers is largely due to their increased susceptibility to injury, particularly chest injuries, frailty, and medical complications.  With aging, we may not be able to withstand the physical trauma associated with an automobile accident.  Did you know that in a two-car fatal collision, where one driver is 70 [...]

Press Release- FREE bus rides for seniors during May!

Area Agency on Aging Partnering with RTA to Provide Free Rides for Seniors In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Area Agency on Aging 3 and Lima Allen County RTA are partnering to provide free bus rides for seniors.  Anyone who is sixty years of age and older can ride the fixed route [...]

AAA 3 and Liberty Mobility partner to provide FREE rides to seniors in May!

FIND A RIDE Requests for Proposals Released

Transportation providers interested in contracting to provide services for the FIND A RIDE program in 2018 and 2019 can access the Request for Proposal here.  Please note that applications are due no later than May 5, 2017 at noon.

Bridging the Gap- Minority Health and Wellness Expo

Please make plans to attend the Bridging the Gap- Minority Health and Wellness Expo this Saturday, April 1st, 2017.  There are over 40 vendors expected to discuss topics such as infant mortality, cancer prevention, dementia, diabetes, and much, much more.  There will be door prizes, Zumba classes, and food as well.  The Allen County RTA will [...]

New Active Transportation Group- MOVESafe Allen County

Because Lima/Allen County has seen an increase in pedestrian fatalities over the past few years, a new active transportation group dedicated to active transportation safety  has formed from the Safe Community Coalition.    The group will be introduced as “MOVESafe Allen County” this coming Monday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. – during a media event on [...]