Prairie Faith Health Ministry News

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       Prairie Faith Parish Nurse News~~October 2021


Body                       Mind                   Spirit



The Trego Community General Public Transportation Van is Up and Running!

?         Phone number to schedule a ride: 785-743-8014 (calls only, no texts).

?         Core operating hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-- exceptions may be made when possible.

?         Roundtrip fare: $10 from WaKeeney to Hays, $7.00 to Hill City, Quinter or Ellis, $0.30/mile otherwise.

?         Destinations: 60-mile radius from WaKeeney—exceptions may be made when possible.

?         Rides need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are on a first come, first served basis.

?         Van is equipped with a lift that persons may use while standing or using a wheelchair.

?         Rural residents may request rides from their farm, roads permitting.

?         Service area includes not only Trego County, but neighboring communities.

?         Operating expenses are covered by: fares, Kansas Department of Transportation Public Transit Program (approximately 70%), and local contributions (approximately 30%). Donations may be made to the "City of WaKeeney" with "out-of-town van" in the memo line. Avenues are currently being developed to accept contributions to assist persons who have financial difficulties afford fares—contact Nancy for details.

?         The van's service is managed by a local volunteer community group and employs local drivers and trip coordinators. If you have interest in serving as a group volunteer or in part-time employment (some training required), check with Nancy.

?         There is still an ongoing need for volunteers to provide rides to medical appointments when the van is unavailable.

?         Other questions? Call 785-743-8014 to contact the trip coordinator, or feel free to contact Nancy.


On Sunday, October 31, 2021, the parish nurse ministry is sponsoring the cost of the public transportation van for parishioners who are unable to drive out to Zion Lutheran Church for the combined service celebrating Reformation Sunday! (Check the main newsletter for details about worship, potluck, and the special Prairie Faith Shared Ministry meeting following lunch.) Please contact Nancy by Friday, October 29 to schedule your ride. You may want to attend all of the events that day, or just a particular part. This is a great chance to try out the van to see if you would like to use it for your next out-of-town appointment with your doctor, dentist, or therapist.

The out-of-town van will also receive a blessing from Pastor Jon that Sunday!

Please help spread this news to friends, family or neighbors who would like to attend Reformation Sunday

events but are not able to drive.




The parish nurse ministry serves the community, regardless of any church affiliation. Feel free to call or email to: schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your health/wellness questions, schedule transportation to a medical/dental/counseling appointment if you need a ride, request a prayer shawl for someone in the community going through a difficult time, locate community health resources, request other parish nurse work, or discuss your ideas for the health ministry!

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