Pictured from left is Easy Lift’s Executive Director Ernesto Paredes with The Alexander Properties staff Mitch Leichter, Executive Director, Megan Foster, Director of Marketing & Sales, and Jean Goza, Assistant Executive Director.

Stunning artwork has been installed on the rear of vehicle 21, much to the delight of The Alexander Properties, Easy Lift’s newest Adopt-a-Van partner.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Alexander Properties as a partner in our Adopt-a-Van program,” said Ernesto Paredes, Easy Lift Executive Director. “They recognized right away the value of marketing their properties through this program, and did it in a stunning way.”

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our marketing message on the Easy Lift van. What a great way to show off the serene beauty of our properties to the Santa Barbara community,” said Megan Foster, Director of Marketing and Sales for The Alexander Properties. “We are proud of what we offer our seniors and their families, and of course would like the public to actually come ‘Experience our Quietude’ in person, but them viewing this gorgeous artwork displayed on the van we believe is the next best thing.”

100% of the proceeds from the Adopt-a-Van program are used to support Easy Lift’s mission of fulfilling the community’s need for specialized transportation to allow individuals and organizations access to essential programs and services.

The Alexander Properties provides specialized care in a resort-like setting. They operate two licensed residential care facilities for the elderly in downtown Santa Barbara: Alexander Gardens, an assisted living community, and Alexander Court, a dedicated memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s care community. For more information on these two communities, please contact Megan Foster at mfoster@northstarsl.com or (805) 881-2882.

Established 32 years ago with just one vehicle, Easy Lift has become a vital community presence as the sole paratransit provider for south Santa Barbara County. With 24 wheelchair-accessible vans in its fleet, Easy Lift has developed a fully certified team to keep up with the expanding community of elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged passengers.

This past fiscal year Easy Lift scheduled over 74,492 Dial-A-Rides for 1,873 passengers. The Children’s Accessible Transportation (CAT) program, now active for three years, has collaborated with over twenty youth charities and provided over 8,000 rides to less advantaged children of our community. The Greatest Generation Accessible Transportation (GGAT) program, which commenced in March 2011, collaborates with senior-serving agencies beyond their Dial-A-Ride service, and has provided 1,800 rides in just six months.


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