You see them all over the Twin Cities: Metro Mobility buses. Ridership increases nearly 10 percent every year, and it’s almost impossible not to notice them.
“Cold Weather Companions” is a program designed and run by the people at Synergy Home Care. They not only help seniors and the homebound continue to live independently, but they also make sure they aren’t unnecessarily exposed to the harsh elements. Anne Gerber uses Meto Mobility to run errands, but when it’s double-digits below zero outside, she counts on the help of Bethany Ekstrand from Synergy. “For Anne, sometime it’s just telling her that it’s ridiculously cold outside and she shouldn’t be going anywhere,” Ekstrand said.
Getting around after last weekend’s historic snowfall is a challenge for Minnesotans with disabilities.