At Home in Darien has introduced a voucher program that will provide an affordable transportation option for Darien seniors and residents with disabilities. The executive director of At Home, Gina Blum, said “the program provides for taxi rides at 50% off the regular price.” Vouchers can be purchased from At Home in Darien at half the value of taxi costs and the rider would simply pay with vouchers.
“This program was created to help Darien seniors maintain their independence as they age,” said Blum. Transportation is the main necessity for seniors and although At Home in Darien already provides safe and reliable rides Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends, other times of day, and holidays are not available. That’s where the half-price taxi voucher comes into play to provide seniors and those with disabilities with more affordable options.