Shut-in senior citizens living in North Delta will soon be able to get around town with ease thanks to a new community shuttle being set up specifically for them.
The North Delta Seniors Bus Pilot Program will start up in the last week of April. After a year, Delta council will review how it's worked.
"The seniors are absolutely delighted," Mayor Lois Jackson said. "The North Delta Seniors' bus will provide local seniors with reliable access to a variety of services from shopping to medical appointments."
The pilot project will cost about $90,000, with $20,000 coming from an "age-friendly" grant through the provincial ministry of health.
The service will be scheduled out of North Delta's Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre on 88th Avenue and is aimed at those seniors who are unable to drive because they're in poor health, as well as seniors who find public transit intimidating or difficult to use.
The passengers will be able to enjoy door-to-door stops at homes, stores, medical offices, community centres and libraries after calling one day in advance to book a ride.