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Wellhaven column: Transportation for Wellhaven tenants

Wellhaven Senior Living offers many amenities, one of the most popular is transport day. Every Wednesday, Wellhaven Senior Living offers free transportation to Wellhaven tenants. Tenants are driven to places around town from 1-4 p.m. It's a good day for it as some stores offer a senior discount on Wednesdays. I know the seniors at Wellhaven as well as others in the community really appreciate senior discount days.

Our system works very well. Tenants sign up on a clipboard by the main office. There is a 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. departure time. If a tenant has an appointment, they write the appointment time down when they sign up and we accommodate to that time. Sometimes an appointment will be scheduled earlier then departure time, and as long as it is discussed prior, we work out a time to leave early. When a tenant is done shopping or at an appointment, all they need to do is call my number for their pick up and I come as soon as I can. Others will set a pick-up time with me and I will come back at that designated time.

We have good comradery in the car. There are several tenants that go on transport weekly. Tenants will joke with each other about what they bought or ask if they found anything good to buy today. The stories you hear are great too. Many of the tenants talk about the cars they had growing up or when their children were young. In the fall we will sometimes take the scenic route to get from point A to point B. That is to ensure as many trees are seen with all their pretty colors. Transport can be an enjoyable adventure for both tenants and me.

Thank you for all those who joined us for our Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser on Feb. 13. Coming up at 4:30 p.m. March 1, all seniors are invited to join us for free homemade pizza, beer and punch. We always have fun at our pizza parties! For more information, please contact us at 715-426-4646.

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