Learn Lawton, 2020
02/24/2020 05:11 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWTON - The City of Lawton will partner with the Lawton Area Transit System (LATS) to host another “Learn Lawton” project on March 19 - an interactive ride meant to bestow confidence in seniors wishing to navigate the Lawton area by bus.
The initiative launched in 2018 and is designated for seniors ages 50 and above.
“Many of our seniors have never taken the bus before and may be fearful of trying it out alone,” said Jan Rhodes, City of Lawton’s senior recreation coordinator at the Benjamin O. Davis High Rise in downtown Lawton. “This is a great opportunity to teach them how our public transportation system works and to show them different areas of Lawton, as well.”
Riders will catch a route from the Benjamin O. Davis High Rise (620 SW E Avenue) at 11:30 a.m. for “Learn Lawton,” undergo a couple of bus transfers, make a stop for lunch and then return to the high rise around 3 p.m. LATS intends to donate passes for the tour but the group’s stop will consist of a meal so participants are encouraged to bring lunch money.
Interested seniors should sign up for the “Learn Lawton” program by simply providing their full name and phone number no later than noon March 17. They may do so in the following ways: [LAWTONOK.GOV] PRIDE OF THE SOUTHWEST
CONTACT: TIFFANY MARTINEZ VRSKA, COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR 212 SW 9TH STREET, LAWTON, OK, 73501 | 580.581.3301 | TVRSKA@LAWTONOK.GOV
? Visiting the Benjamin O. Davis High Rise, 620 SW E Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
? Visiting or calling the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office during traditional working hours at the Owens Multipurpose Center, 1405 SW 11th or 580.581.3400.
Participation is limited; interested citizens should sign up as soon as possible. During the event, LATS representatives said they will share additional information on transportation