Gold Country Stage offers travel training for seniors, disabled |

Gold Country Stage offers travel training for seniors, disabled

​On Wednesday, the Nevada County Transit Services Manager and staff will present a Transportation Travel Training Workshop at the “Our Community: An Aging & Disability Resource (ADRC) Conference” taking place in Grass Valley, according to a memo from County CEO Rick Haffey.

The ADRC “No Wrong Door” approach connects individuals with long-term services and supports as well as safety-net services through coordination and collaboration with local partners.

The ADRC Conference is aimed at youth and adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, caregivers and community organizations and will focus on current and emerging issues related to aging, disability and long-term services and support.

The workshop will present a Travel Training presentation to assist individuals in developing fundamental skills and confidence to use the Gold Country Stage fixed-route public transit system.

By improving the skills that are needed for using public transportation, a person can become more confident and independent in their abilities to travel within our community (and beyond) and increase participation in activities and services throughout western Nevada County.

The workshop will provide information about service, basic ridership instructions and a “hands-on” opportunity to take a short ride on a Gold Country Stage bus.

Transit Services is committed to providing people with access and independence through public transit services and actively collaborating with partners throughout our community to achieve this vision.

The workshop will provide participants with three recommendations for action:

— Learn to use the fixed-route Gold Country Stage bus system to increase mobility and independence.

— Become involved in the ATCI-MAPCO group (Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative-Mobility Action Partners Coalition) to support all transportation/mobility options in our community.

— Help educate the community on the importance and value of public transportation.

This free event, scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley, includes lunch, giveways and a raffle basket full of items from local businesses.

Call 211 or FREED at (530)-477-3333 to reserve a spot and to request disability-related accommodations.

For more information, call Gold Country Stage at 530-477-0103 or go to

Bus stop improvements complete

​The Gold Country Stage recently completed bus stop improvement projects in Penn Valley and in Grass Valley on Sierra College Drive. These projects were funded with State Proposition 1B funding and were intended to specifically address access for passengers with disabilities as well as safety.

These locations were identified as part of a system-wide Master Bus Stop Assessment. The work on Sierra College Drive was done in cooperation with Sierra College on the north side (near the fire station) and City of Grass Valley on the south side (next to the Litton Trail).

Contact Gold Country Stage at 530-477-0103 for additional information.

Summer fun at the library

Staff at the Madelyn Helling Library is planning the following activities the week of July 27:

— On Monday, join the “In Stitches” craft group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a project and join in at the Collaborative Technology Center. Also on Monday, the Family Movie will be “The Sound of Music,” shown in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at 3 p.m. Free admission and free popcorn.

— On Tuesday, July 28, learn Beginning Sewing in the Collaborative Technology Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own sewing machine or one will be provided for your use.

— On Wednesday, July 29, visit the Collaborative Technology Center at 11 a.m. for a workshop on Online Job Hunting. In addition, the End-of-Summer Reading Party will take place at 2 p.m. There will be an End-of-Summer party at the Grass Valley Library at 11 a.m. the same day.

— On Thursday, July 30, a Beginning Mac Class is offered at 3 p.m. in the Collaborative Technology Center.

Sign up for any of the classes on the library website at or by calling the main desk at 530-265-7050.

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