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On The Road With Southern Cross Care And Altaira

Southern Cross Care's bus sponsored by Altaira

Staffing agency Altaira has come on board as a sponsor of the Southern Cross Care bus program.

Many older people find themselves with limited means for getting out and about as they are no longer able to drive, public transport is not accessible and they have no other means of transportation available. 

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to engage in outings that boost their well-being, such as a scenic drive, a day at the beach, or attending a community event with friends. 

This is why the Southern Cross Care bus program was created. 

Similar to the Care Car program, which Altaira has also sponsored since 2020, the bus program ensures residents are still able to have a sense of social connection and feel supported to access their community in a safe and comfortable manner.

With a recently expanded bus fleet, the program operates all across metro Adelaide, the Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Director of Altaira, Jelena Giro, congratulated the Southern Cross Care team for offering such an important program.

“We are proud to support the Southern Cross Care bus program as we recognise it to be a crucial initiative that helps combat the loneliness and isolation that seniors are at a higher risk of experiencing,” highlighted Jelena.

“Well done to the Southern Cross Care team, including the compassionate drivers and support staff, who all work together to achieve a high-quality ageing experience for the community, ensuring vital services such as the bus program can continue to run. 

“Altaira is committed to helping the Southern Cross Care community be Better for life, and we believe that this initiative makes a real difference in the lives of many seniors.”

Southern Cross Care Group Manager - Marketing and Community Engagement, Peter Ferguson, said Altaira’s support was key to keeping the buses and Care Cars on the road.

“Having access to safe and age-friendly transport is vital for the well-being of people in our community, but these programs are simply not possible without the support of our generous corporate partners,” Peter said.

“We are so grateful for Altaira’s ongoing support of our Care Car and bus programs. They are truly making a positive difference to the lives of older people.”

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