Totally Transit – Connecting Older Adults with Public Transit
Green Venture has been offering bus education programs for several years through the Totally Transit program. This program introduces people to the HSR, and provides them with the information needed to take the bus. This is the second year that Green Venture has expanded this program to cater to older adults.
Taking the bus is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get around our city. The HSR carries millions of passengers per year and operates comprehensive bus routes throughout Hamilton. These workshops will discuss HSR bus services and focus on the neighbourhood around the workshop location.
Through a series of free workshops offered at ten locations across Hamilton, older adults will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate public transit. Topics such as local bus routes, bus fare and passes, seniors’ discounts, and trip planning will be covered.
After a 45 minute presentation on taking the bus, an optional 15 minute presentation will be offered on how to use Google maps to plan your trip, for those who use the internet. All workshop participants will have the opportunity to fill out a form requesting bus trip planning to two destinations. Green Venture will mail participants step by step instructions explaining how to take the bus to their destinations.
Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a guided bus trip, where they will travel in small groups of 2-4 on the bus with a trained bus travel guide. Free bus tickets will be provided, and the travel guide will orient them on how to use the bus while they ride to a fun location for an outing, before travelling back to their starting point on the bus together.
Workshops will be offered at:
Wednesday September 10, 10:30 to 12:00pm- Concession Street Library, 565 Concession St, Hamilton
Tuesday September 23, 2:00 to 3:30pm -Westdale Library 955 King St W, Hamilton,
Monday September 29, 2:00 to 3:30pm Turner Park Library 352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton
Wednesday October 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm Red Hill Library 695 Queenston Road Hamilton
Monday October 20, 10 to 11:30am – North End Community Health Centre, 438 Hughson Street North, Hamilton
Thursday October 23, 10 to 11:30am – Sackville Hill Senior Center, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton
Wednesday October 29, 10 to 11:30am – Dundas Library, 18 Ogilvie St, Dundas
Registration is required to attend a workshop.
To sign up for a guided bus trip, please call 905-540-8787 ext. 151
905-540-8787 ext 151