Seniors Around Town Receives Mayor’s Award

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(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)
Since 2005, the volunteers of Seniors Around Town (SAT) program have been helping Orinda’s seniors get groceries and meet doctor appointments. They received Mayor Amy Worth’s Award of Excellence Dec. 14 at a City Council Meeting. (L-R) Bill Waterman, Marie Waterman, Cathy Goshorn, Kate Wiley, Cindy Powell and Mayor Amy Worth.

    With over 2025 rides given to local seniors in 2020 – 2021, The Orinda Association’s Seniors Around Town (SAT) program has provided an invaluable service to residents during the pandemic. In recognition of its dedication to senior Orinda residents, Mayor Amy Worth bestowed the Orinda Mayor’s Award of Excellence for 2021 on the organization at the Dec. 14 City Council meeting.
    Since August 2005, SAT has provided free, door-to-door transportation to Orinda’s senior residents. Orinda volunteer drivers, using their own personal vehicles, provide rides to doctor appointments, errands and social events in Orinda and nearby areas. This year drivers drove over 15,000 miles.
    In the early stages of the pandemic Orinda volunteer drivers did grocery runs for seniors, rather than take them grocery shopping or to other appointments. Those requiring essential medical services, such as dialysis or cancer treatments, were still driven to their appointments.
    For information on being a driver, call 925.402.4506 or visit www.orindaassociation.org.
    Also honored with the 2021 Mayor’s award were Girls Crushing It, Miramonte Environmental Solutions and Lamorinda Village.
   
Sally Hogarty can be reached at sally@theorindanews.org.

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