2009-05-22 / Community

Titus/OBCDC Obtains Van For Elderly, Disabled

By Miriam Rosenberg

Pat Simon, the executive director of OBCDC, explains that the van will be managed and operated by Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation. Use of the vehicle will be by appointment only. Pat Simon, the executive director of OBCDC, explains that the van will be managed and operated by Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation. Use of the vehicle will be by appointment only. A new means for transporting seniors living in the Rockaways was unveiled last week when the ribbon was cut on a new Chrysler Town & Country van, equipped with seating for eight and room for wheelchair passengers. Taking part in the May 14 ceremony, outside Ocean Bay Houses, were representatives from Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Assemblywoman Michele Titus - who obtained money for the van - and community leaders.

"We are so thankful that Assemblywoman Titus responded without hesitation to our request for this van to assist us in helping our seniors to be able to live independently in their home community," said Pat Simon, the executive director of OBCDC.

Use of the van will be by appointment only. For more information contact Bernadette Luina at OBCDC at 718-945-8640.

Assemblywoman Michele Titus joins the Rev. David Cockfield, of the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Church, as he blesses the new Town & Country van. "This minivan makes it easier for seniors to get around," said Titus. Assemblywoman Michele Titus joins the Rev. David Cockfield, of the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Church, as he blesses the new Town & Country van. "This minivan makes it easier for seniors to get around," said Titus. Connie Taylor, of Ocean Bay Houses, is the first to try out the new van. Connie Taylor, of Ocean Bay Houses, is the first to try out the new van.

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