This is great news for Brick's senior community.

Brick's new 'Senior Shuttle' bus service will officially begin on Monday, June 24th and best of all, it is FREE to use.

“Nearly one in four Brick Township residents is over the age of 60 and many of those residents do not have adequate access to transportation,” said Mayor John Ducey. “The Senior Shuttle will help those residents by giving them access to transportation to shopping, services and more. It is our expectation that this service will be well-utilized by our residents.”

The buses will provide free transportation for senior citizens who are at least 60 years old to and from the Senior Center and nutrition program every weekday.

Other destinations, which include shopping areas at stores like Walmart, ShopRite, Stop and Shop, and the Dollar store, will be available drop off points Monday through Thursday.

On Fridays, seniors will be transported to local areas such as parks and boardwalks and on the last Friday of every month, the shuttle will bring senior citizens to and from the Ocean County Mall.

There are also two wheelchair-accessible buses that will be used for this program.

If you or someone you know is interested in using the Brick Senior Shuttle, call Senior Outreach Services at (732) 920-8686.

Just keep in mind that advanced notice is required to receive a ride and residents will be served on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, visit Brick.Shorebeat.com.

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