Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) awarded Golden Valley-based PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry) a $125,000 grant to help meet growing needs for local senior transportation.
Many seniors are left stranded as funding for transportation services is cut, yet mobility is a primary factor that determines whether a senior can continue to live independently in their home. PRISM’s PRISM Express service is one of the last in the metro area to provide door-to-door rides for seniors in the Twin Cities. From medical/dental appointments to haircuts and shopping excursions, PRISM’s dial-a-ride program gives independence to the local senior community. PRISM provided more than 58,000 seniors rides to wherever they wanted or needed to go in 2012, and 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year, too.
Allianz Life’s donation has allowed PRISM to acquire a new van and transportation routing software for the PRISM Express transportation service, enabling it to increase its efficiency and provide an additional 6,850 rides to homebound seniors on an annual basis. For more information about PRISM Express, or to schedule a ride, call 763-529-1252.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has been
keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition,
helping Americans achieve their retirement income goals with a variety of
annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index
annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial
services industry with nearly 155,000 employees worldwide. Based on its
revenue, Allianz SE is the 20th largest company in the world (Fortune Global
500, August 2010).