The Chelsea Community Ride
NEW, FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE OPENS TO ALL CHELSEA RESIDENTS
by Matt Friedman
Exploring all that Chelsea has to offer just got easier.
A new, enhanced collaboration between the Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE) and the United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) has led to a free community shuttle transportation service for all Chelsea residents.
Starting Monday, June 14, 2010, the free shuttle will operate Monday through Saturday, for four hours each day, and offer three “shopping loops” with a total of 11 stops that will allow residents to shop, visit the post office, enjoy the Farmer’s Market and many other opportunities and activities throughout Chelsea.
“The new, free service is good for Downtown Business and good for Chelsea’s events. It helps promote exercise and it’s also part of a commitment to ‘going green,’” said Michaelene Pawlak, WAVE’s Executive Director. “UMRC is the ideal partner to make transportation more accessible to more residents.”
“We wanted to provide better transportation service for our residents, because it’s very important to them, and also give something back to Chelsea, where we have been for 104 years,” said Lori Herbig, Executive Director of Chelsea Retirement Community, part of UMRC. “We are committed to engaging with this community – the place where our residents live and our employees work, every day.”
Chelsea Retirement Community offers multiple living options for seniors, including several independent living choices. WAVE is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to providing community transportation.
Click here to open The Chelsea Community Ride Schedule
For more information, contact the WAVE Dispatch Office at (734) 475-9494 or visit www.ridethewavebus.org.