Gopher Senior Van

Senior Citizen Van Program – “The Gopher”

The West Hanover Township Senior Citizen’s Van Program was formed in 1984 through a cooperative effort and agreement between the West Hanover Lions Club, the Dauphin County Commissioners (Dept of Aging) and the West Hanover of Township Board of Supervisors. Over the years, each partner has had a special roll to play in providing transportation for senior citizens to and from local businesses and doctor’s offices near West Hanover Township. Requirements to use the van service: Age 60 or older, resident of WHT, Ability to get in and out of the van with minimal assistance. We are not permitted to take wheelchairs. Each resident participant must make reservations with a Dispatcher to arrange for pickup at least one (1) day in advance of the trip. The volunteer van driver will pick up the resident and deliver the individual to their location and return them after their visit. There is no charge for this service but donations are greatly appreciated.

Contact Dispatcher for a Reservation –

Dispatchers can be reached Monday through Friday at: 717-652-1702
Between the hours of 10:00AM and 2:00PM