In 2014, Socorro Blanco was told she had cancer. Surgery made it possible to stop the illness, but she still has to visit the oncologist regularly. Now, every time she has a medical appointment, she leaves her home in Sun Valley, takes the Metro 169 bus and in just 20 minutes, she arrives at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Panorama City.
Hundreds of seniors like Socorro in Los Angeles County rely on Metro to travel to their health care appointments. Metro offers reduced fare programs expressly for seniors and will be holding a Senior Transportation Expo tomorrow in Pasadena for older adults to learn more about how they can best utilize the Metro system.