New buses give joy rides at Amana Living Aged Care in Karrinyup

Yvonne Abbott hops on the bus with driver Brian Smith.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d444068
Yvonne Abbott hops on the bus with driver Brian Smith. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d444068

SENIORS at Amana Living Aged Care in Karrinyup are enjoying more mobility with two new buses donated to the centre this month.

Residents will now enjoy regular outings in the state-of-the-art accessible buses thanks to a grant of $335,475 from Lotterywest.

The new buses feature seats and wheelchair space, with fold-down seats to enable wheelchair access.

Amana Living chief executive Ray Glickman said residents enjoyed the new buses.

“They’re not just easier to get in and out of, but more friends can travel together on an outing, and the vehicles look pretty good too,” he said.

“We’ve also had some great comments about the warmth and friendliness of the drivers, who were very carefully selected not just to drive but to care. When passengers return from a trip, they feel enriched by the whole experience.”

Mr Glickman said the larger buses, which were used every day, enabled the centre to transport more people with mobility challenges.

“Residents at Amana Living Karrinyup enjoy a weekly outing to the shops, and the buses will be available for other trips too,” he said.

“The buses are in demand and have very full schedules.”