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Free Transportation for Seniors in California

By Maurice

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If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in California, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of California.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!


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Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in California


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in California

Program Description:

Vivalon is the largest nonprofit serving older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County. 

Vivalon has helped this valuable population stay active, informed, supported and nourished, while also meeting their crucial transportation needs. In addition to transportation and nutrition, their programs and services include: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Aging services, classes, activities and advice.


  • Service Area: West Marin - San Rafael
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • be West Marin residents;
  • be 60 and older,
  • Application Details: 
  • Other Details: 

Vivalon Rides is pleased to collaborate with Marin County and West Marin Senior Services to provide free rides for residents traveling to or within San Rafael for medical appointments. The program provides both local “door to door” trips within Central San Rafael for medical appointments as well as the West Marin Loop Shuttle (see Shuttle information below). 

The shuttle currently has two scheduled trips per month: the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and depart from locations listed.

Transportation: We operate 365 days a year to make sure that no member of our community is ever isolated, due to a lack of transportation.

Program Description:

Vivalon is the largest nonprofit serving older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County. 

Vivalon has helped this valuable population stay active, informed, supported and nourished, while also meeting their crucial transportation needs. In addition to transportation and nutrition, their programs and services include: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Aging services, classes, activities and advice.


  • Service Area: San Rafael
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • older adults and people with disabilities;
  • in need of rides to medical appointments within Central San Rafael.
  • Application Details: 
  • Other Details: 

The program provides local “door to door” trips within Central San Rafael for medical appointments

Program Description:

Vivalon is the largest nonprofit serving older adults and people with disabilities in Marin County. 

Vivalon has helped this valuable population stay active, informed, supported and nourished, while also meeting their crucial transportation needs. In addition to transportation and nutrition, their programs and services include: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Aging services, classes, activities and advice.


  • Service Area: Marin county
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical and vaccine appointments, pharmacy rides and grocery shopping
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • Marin County residents;
  • 65 and older or people with disabilities;
  • no longer able to drive;
  • ambulatory (able to get in and out of a vehicle).
  • Application Details: 
  • Other Details: 

All COVID-19 social distancing and PPE protocols are strictly followed to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.

Program Description:

Marlene (Molly) Banz founded Molly's Angels in 1999 as a nonprofit organization. 

They provide free rides to medical appointments, deliver necessary food and supplies, prescription pickups, as well as check-in phone calls to isolated seniors in need.


  • Service Area: Nappa Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical appointments with possibility for additional stops like the grocery store or pharmacy
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • Napa County Resident & 60+ years of age or less than 60 with a legal disability;
  • ambulatory, able to get in and out of vehicles unassisted (walkers and canes are OK);
  • having medical appointments. NO rides to surgeries or any appointments receiving anesthesia.
  • Application Details: 
  • call at 707-224-8971. Client onboarding is done over the phone and takes just a few minutes.
  • make their transportation request with 1 week notice. No on-demand or same day requests are possible.
  • Other Details: 

Rides must be during business hours Monday through Friday
We do all we can to accommodate you, but rides are not guaranteed. If no driver is found, Molly's Angels will give you enough notice to make other arrangements.

Drivers wait with you until the end of your appointment. If you would like to make additional stops like the grocery store or pharmacy, you can ask the driver if they can do so.

Program Description:

ACC Senior Services is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization. 

Founded in 1972, ACC Senior Services provides housing, education, and social services to help older adults sustain their independence and life styles.

ACC Rides Transportation Services (ACC Rides) provides door-to-door transportation service to Meals on Wheels Café sites, ACC Senior Services (ACC), other senior centers, Triple R, medical and dental appointments, grocery shopping, field trips, and other errands.

For many older adults, ACC Rides is a lifeline that provides a measure of independence to people who cannot drive, due to mobility, physical or cognitive disabilities, are unable to utilize public transit or lack other means of transport. Caregivers can also depend on ACC Rides to transport their loved ones to classes or other programs at ACC.


  • Service Area: Sacramento
    Delta Region (Walnut Grove, Locke, Hood/Franklin and Courtland)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to Meals on Wheels Café sites, ACC Senior Services (ACC), other senior centers, Triple R, medical and dental appointments, grocery shopping, field trips, and other errands
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • 60 years of age and over;
  • living in some areas of Sacramento (the following zip codes: 95814, 95818, 95820, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95828, 95831, 95832 and 95758) or areas of the Delta Region (Walnut Grove, Locke, Hood/Franklin and Courtland).
  • Application Details: 
  • complete a Rider Information Form;
  • fax it to (916) 393-9128 or email it to rides@accsv.org.
  • For additional information, please contact the ACC Rides Team at (916) 393-9026 ext. 333, or
  • rides@accsv.org
  • Other Details: 

There is no information regarding pricing on their website. However, there are sources that say their clients are expected to make a partial donation for the transportation.

GivingEdge: "While the suggested contribution is $5 per one-way, door-to-door service, many of these seniors are unable to make a partial donation for the transportation. As many of our seniors that attend the congregate lunch sites are very food insecure, we recognize that our rides are vital in helping them access nutritious food and opportunities to socialize. Our caregiver support services- in-home assessments, care planning, support groups, and referrals are all free of charge."

ACC Rides Transportation Services provides more than 4,000 one-way trips each month for seniors in ten zip codes in Sacramento and parts of the Delta region. We bring them to doctor appointments, dialysis treatments, Meals on Wheels by ACC cafe sites, and grocery stores.

Program Description:

The mission of the ITN Monterey County is to provide a community-based, and community supported, 

economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults. They offer an arm-through-arm, door-through-door transportation for older people, affordable fares, no tipping, and cash-free transactions.

The CarTrade™ program allows seniors to make use of an unused car and exchange the value of the car for ride credits. Receive a possible tax deduction or ITN ride credits for yourself or others when you donate or trade your car.


  • Service Area: the greater Monterey Peninsula, City of Salinas and Castroville
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • seniors or visually impaired adults;
  • living in the greater Monterey Peninsula, City of Salinas and Castroville.
  • Application Details: 
  • (831) 233-3447
  • 831-998-8393
  • Other Details: 

In general:
Users must be members of ITNMontereyCounty. Annual membership is $60 for an individual and $80 for a family.
Participation in CarTrade™ is a benefit of ITN membership, and there is no charge. The program helps them convert this depreciating capital asset into a fund to pay for their rides.

The average ride will cost less than the cost of an equivalent taxi cab ride. The Independent Transportation Network America (ITNA) model includes scholarships to assist low-income riders.
Discounts are applied for shared rides.

Drive ITN customers (seniors and people with visual impairments) wherever they want to go within the service area. Medical appointments, shopping, and to visit friends are frequent destinations.

Program Description:

Formerly known as VIC-Valley Interfaith Council, now VIC-Valley InterCommunity Council is a well-established nonprofit organization serving the San Fernando Valley communities since 1964.

Working with the City of Los Angeles as well as other partners and stakeholders, they provide critical social services such as nutritious hot meals, and a host of health and wellness activities, all designed to raise older adults’ quality of life and overall well-being. Their four centers located across the Valley serve diverse communities with a focus on low to moderate income seniors, the frail and elderly, and those temporarily disabled or chronically ill.

The four centers are: Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center, Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center - Northridge, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center and Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center.

VIC also operates an extensive transportation system. They provide seniors with safe, and convenient access to appointments, to our centers so that they can enjoy activities, opportunities to socialize, and a delicious hot meal is served every day at lunch time.


  • Service Area: the Greater San Fernando Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to appointments and to the Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • be adults, 60+ years of age, that cannot drive or use other public transportation.
  • Application Details: 
  • call (818) 834-6100
  • send email to abd_trans@vic-la.org
  • schedule their rides no more than one week in advance.

Rides are scheduled on a first come-first served basis, and no more than one week in advance.

All vehicles provided are wheelchair accessible.

  • Other Details: A small donation of $0.50 per ride and $1.00 per ride outside the service area is suggested.

Program Description:

For over 50 years, Arc Mid-Cities has been providing service to people with developmental disabilities. Arc Mid-Cities is currently helping over 500 citizens to lead normal lives with dignity.

The purpose of the Adult Developmental Program is to encourage, assist, and support maximum personal development in consumers ages 18-70. The function of the program is consistent with the overriding goal of Mid-Cities Association of Retarded Cities, Inc. to “promote the general welfare of the mentally retarded and other developmentally disabled persons”.

Since 1975, Arc Mid-Cities Transportation Services has transported not only consumers to the program sites but also other consumers who are attending other programs in the neighboring areas.

In an attempt to make things easier for the care providers and parents, our transportation program makes every effort to cater to their schedules. Drivers assist consumers who have mobility or behavioral problems.


  • Service Area: Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Compton, Moreno Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to the program sites for their consumer and also other consumers who are attending other programs in the neighboring areas
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must 
  • be people with mobility or behavioral problems (developmental disabilities).
  • Application Details: For additional information, applicants must call
  • 310-329-9272
  • Other Details: No information on their website wheter is free or paid. On Rides in Sight appears as free.
    Unable to access the site arcmidcities.org

Program Description:

Formerly known as VIC-Valley Interfaith Council, now VIC-Valley InterCommunity Council is a well-established nonprofit organization serving the San Fernando Valley communities since 1964.

Working with the City of Los Angeles as well as other partners and stakeholders, they provide critical social services such as nutritious hot meals, and a host of health and wellness activities, all designed to raise older adults’ quality of life and overall well-being. Their four centers located across the Valley serve diverse communities with a focus on low to moderate income seniors, the frail and elderly, and those temporarily disabled or chronically ill.

The four centers are: Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center, Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center - Northridge, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center and Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center.

VIC also operates an extensive transportation system. They provide seniors with safe, and convenient access to appointments, to our centers so that they can enjoy activities, opportunities to socialize, and a delicious hot meal is served every day at lunch time.


  • Service Area: the Greater San Fernando Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to appointments and to the Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • be adults, 60+ years of age, that cannot drive or use other public transportation.
  • Application Details: 
  • (818) 781-1101 - Dial 0 for reception desk
  • send email to ber_trans@vic-la.org
  • schedule their rides no more than one week in advance.

Rides are scheduled on a first come-first served basis, and no more than one week in advance.

All vehicles provided are wheelchair accessible.

  • Other Details: A small donation of $0.50 per ride and $1.00 per ride outside the service area is suggested.

Program Description:

Senior Ride is a FREE curb-to-curb service for Alhambra residents, ages 60 plus or disabled individuals of any age. 

Participants are transported throughout Alhambra for any purpose and up to two miles outside city limits for medical appointments.


  • Service Area: Alhambra and for only for medical appointments also up to two miles outside city limits
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose, medical appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • Alhambra residents;
  • ages 60 plus or
  • disabled individuals of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • register providing a current photo ID and proof of Alhambra residency (such as a utility bill or bank statement);
  • provide verification from their doctor stating their disability and that they are unable to ride public transportation if non-senior disabled residents;
  • call at 626-289-RIDE (7433) between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule service.
  • Other Details:

TYPES OF SERVICE:

  1. 1
    Advance Reservations: For the best service, schedule an appointment at least three days in advance.
  2. 2
    Subscription Service: For regular medical appointments, church or lunch rides can be scheduled on a daily or weekly basis. In the event of a schedule change, call to cancel your pick-up time or our Senior Ride vehicle will arrive at the your scheduled pick-up time. Note that cancelling or not showing up for your subscription service on three (3) consecutive appointment will result in loss of service. Subscription may be placed on hold when medical emergencies arise or on vacations.
  3. 3
    Demand-Response: Same day reservations can be made for urgent medical and dental appointments. You will not be taken to the E.R. Senior Ride Dispatch will attempt to accommodate your request, however, rides are NOT guaranteed. Dial 911 if you have a life threatening emergency!
  4. 4
    SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: When making your reservation, let us know if you need special assistance. Although all vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts, we need to schedule adequate time to accommodate your needs. If you are physically disabled or frail and will need assistance, you may bring an "escort." Drivers cannot escort you from or into any building. When you make your reservation, notify the dispatcher that you will need two seats. Companions will not be allowed to ride unless they are either eligible for Senior Ride or are serving as an "escort."

GUIDELINES: Senior Ride is a free service and very much in demand. To better assist everyone, follow these simple guidelines:

  1. 1
    Wait outside in front of your pick-up address / location.
  2. 2
    On Time Window is 20 minutes: be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time, and 10 minutes after your scheduled pickup time.
  3. 3
    If you are waiting more than 10 minutes after your scheduled time, call us immediately at 626-570-5088.
  4. 4
    Should your service needs change, please cancel your reservation promptly.

GROUP OUTINGS TO THE SHOPS AT MONTEBELLO and WALMART 
Senior Ride travels to Walmart in Rosemead on the 2nd Thursday in May and to The Shops at Montebello on the 2nd Thursday in December from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Participants can enjoy a day of leisure and shopping or have lunch at one of the many restaurants. Registration starts on the first day of the month. All participants must be registered with Senior Ride. For more information or to register, please call 626-289-7433

GROUP GROCERY RUNS
The Group Grocery Run provides transportation to local markets by Senior Ride drivers, who assist passenger with their bags on and off the vehicle.

Grocery Runs include: Ralphs Market - 330 N. Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. and Ralphs Market - 1745 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena, Thursdays, 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm.).

Program Description:

The City of Artesia offers free and friendly curb-to-curb transportation offered to Artesia residents who are 60 and over or for persons who are disabled. Dial-a-ride services are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to any location in the City and select locations outside of city. 

Apply to participate in the program by filling out an application and turning it in at Artesia Park.


  • Service Area: City of Artesia and select locations outside of city
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose,
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Artesia residents;
  • ages 60 and over or
  • disabled individuals.
  • Application Details: 
  • fill out an application and turn it in at Artesia Park to obtain an ID card (make an appointment by calling Artesia Park at 562-860-3361);
  • call (562) 865-6266 for a ride once they have applied and they have their participation card.
  • Other Details: 

Artesia contracts with Fiesta Taxi to provide a free local transportation service to Artesia residents who are 60 and over or who are disabled.


The shuttle will pick up and drop off anywhere between the boundaries of Alondra Blvd (North), Del Amo Blvd. (South), Valley View St. (East), and Bellflower Blvd. (West). Transportation is available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For seniors wanting to shop at Stater Bros. in Artesia during their Senior Shopping Time which is 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily, service is available starting at 6:45 am. Service is also available to satellite locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
According to Rides in Sight

Program Description:

The following free shuttle services are provided for Beverly Hills senior residents age 62 and older and disabled residents of any age. The shuttle provides curb to curb pick-up and drop-off to and from your home for all transit services provided.


  • Service Area: City Of Beverly Hills and only for medical appointments to certain areas adjacent to the City
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose,
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Beverly Hills residents;
  • ages 62 and over or
  • disabled individuals of any age
  • Application Details: 
  • Applicants must call (310) 275-2791 to reserve a seat or for more information about the Beverly Hills Dial-A-Ride Shuttle.
  • Other Details: 

This is a shared ride service and therefore, the shuttle may service other residents at the same time you are being driven.
Dial-A-Ride Shuttle: Reservations for medical appointments may be made up to one month in advance and for non-medical trips up to one week in advance.

Supermarket Shuttle:
The Supermarket Shuttle operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The shuttle serves three markets, Ralphs on 10309 West Olympic Boulevard, Ralphs on 9040 Beverly Boulevard.

Program Description:

The City of Commerce Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service is owned and operated by the City of Commerce. Dial-A-Ride paratransit service provides curb-to-curb service for qualified elderly or special needs customers.


  • Service Area: City of Commerce - within 12 miles of City Hall
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose,
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • City of Commerce residents;
  • ages 50 and over or
  • residents of any age who have a qualifying disability;
  • their Personal Care Assistant (PCA).
  • Application Details: 
  • submit a Dial-A-Ride Registration Form;
  • provide proof of their Commerce residency with a current resident card;
  • provide a doctor’s letter stating the need for transportation assistance, if under the age of 50 years.

Registration forms are available at the Transportation Department located at 5555 Jillson Street, Commerce, California 90040 or via the City’s website.
To register for the Dial-A-Ride program, please provide the following:

  1. 1
    Resident’s card;
  2. 2
    First and last name of the eligible passenger;
  3. 3
    Home address;
  4. 4
    Home and/or cell telephone number;
  5. 5
    Type of mobility device used, if applicable;
  6. 6
    Emergency contact information, including telephone number; and
  7. 7
    If under the age of 50 years, please provide a doctor’s letter stating the need for transportation assistance.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Trips are not prioritized, which means riders can visit a friend or relative, go to a movie, visit the doctor, hair salon, or go shopping. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. 2
    Applicants may request a trip reservation up to three (3) weeks in advance. We will only accept same day requests for service on a space available/stand-by basis.
  3. 3
    To ensure prompt and timely service for all, we request that you be ready to board the van 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  4. 4
    Dial-A-Ride transportation is a shared ride service, therefore, you will need to inform the dispatcher, at the time your reservation is booked, if you will be traveling with a friend or personal care assistant (PCA).
  5. 5
    The City of Commerce operates its complimentary Dial-A-Ride service during the following days/hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. No Dial-A-Ride services are provided on Saturday, Sunday, or the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day Memorial Day;
  • Thanksgiving Day Martin Luther King Day;
  • Independence Day Day after Thanksgiving;
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Labor Day;
  • Christmas Day President’s Day;
  • Veteran’s Day.

Program Description:

This Dial-A-Ride service is a curb to curb transportation service made available by the City of Glendale to its residents who are 65 years of age or older and to disabled residents of any age. For those traveling to a City Nutritional Meal site, there is no fee.


  • Service Area: within the city and county areas of Montrose, La Crescenta, and within the cities of Glendale and La Canada-Flintridge
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to City Nutritional Meal sites
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • City of Glendale residents;
  • ages 65 and over or
  • disabled residents of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • register by completing the form on the website and mailing it to the City;
  • call (818) 247-0691 after they receive a letter in the mail confirming their Dial-A-Ride registration;
  • provide the dispatcher with their name and home phone number, and indicate if they use a wheelchair or if they are traveling with an escort. The driver will wait at the curb no more than three minutes after his arrival. Please note, drivers are unable to enter apartment/condominium building complexes.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Applicants may schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance, but not less than 24 hours in advance. They must also make reservations for their return trip in advance.
  2. 2
    Please deposit $1.50 for each one-way trip provided by a Dial-A-Ride van. A personal care attendant (PCA) may board the vehicle with a Dial-A-Ride registrant at no charge. For those traveling to a City Nutritional Meal site, there is no fee.
  3. 3
    Registrants may book trips for both medical and non-medical purposes. To assist shoppers, drivers will carry up to two standard-sized grocery bags or department store packages.
  4. 4
    The Dial-A-Ride vans can accommodate multiple passengers and wheelchair patrons.

Program Description:

This Dial-A-Ride service is a curb to curb transportation service made available by the City of Hawaiian Gardens to its residents who are 55 years of age or older and to disabled residents aged 5 and older.


  • Service Area: Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk, Paramount, Artesia, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Cypress, and portions of Buena Park
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Hawaiian Gardens residents;
  • ages 55 and over or
  • disabled residents aged 5 yrs and older (doctor’s certification needed);
  • registered prior to their first appointment.
  • Application Details: 
  • register prior to their first appointment;
  • provide proof of age and residency.
  • They should call at (562) 420-2641 Ext. 241 for further details.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
  2. 2
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Emergency services not available.
  3. 3
    Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.
  4. 4
    Please make appointments 3 business days in advance or sooner.
  • No price details on their website. Free on Rides In sight.

City of Hawaiian Gardens - Red Route Services

Program Description:

The Red Route Services program provides transportation for senior citizens and handicapped residents to and from our local supermarkets. Route scheduled for Thursday of each week (except holidays), 9:00am - 10:30am.


  • Service Area: Hawaiian Gardens
  • Transportation Services Provided: to and from local supermarkets
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Hawaiian Gardens residents;
  • ages 55 and over or
  • disabled residents aged 5 yrs and older (doctor’s certification needed);
  • registered prior to their first appointment.
  • Application Details: 
  • register prior to their first appointment;
  • provide proof of age and residency.
  • They should call at (562) 420-2641 Ext. 241 for further details.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
  2. 2
    Route scheduled for Thursday of each week (except holidays), 9:00 am - 10:30 am.
  3. 3
    Pick up Locations:
  • 12100 226th Street;
  • 12550 Carson Street;
  • 22221 Bloomfield.
  1. 4
    Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. 5
    Please make appointments 3 business days in advance or sooner.
  • No price details on their website. Free on Rides In sight.

Program Description:

The Senior Lunch Program provides rides to the city's Senior Center Lunch Program to seniors aged 60 and over.


  • Service Area: Hawaiian Gardens
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to the Senior Lunch Program
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Hawaiian Gardens residents;
  • ages 60 and over;
  • registered prior to their first appointment.
  • Application Details: 
  • register prior to their first appointment;
  • provide proof of age and residency.
  • They should call at (562) 420-2641 Ext. 241 for further details.
  • Other Details: 
  • The vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Emergency services not available.
    Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.
    Please make appointments 3 business days in advance or sooner.
  • No price details on their website, similar to their Dial-A-Ride.

Program Description:

The Irwindale Senior Center Transportation Services Program provides curb-to curb transportation to Irwindale residents who are fifty (50) years of age and older.


  • Service Area: a 15-mile radius of the Irwindale Senior Center
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical, dental and vision appointments, to the bank, post office and pharmacy and shopping trips (Wal-Mart, Target, and Westfield Shopping Center)
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Irwindale residents;
  • ages 50+.
  • Application Details: 
  • Applicants must call the Senior Center at (626) 430-2283 to schedule transportation.
  • Other Details: 

Appointments may be made 2 weeks in advance and a minimum 24 hour notice is required.

Transportation is on a first come, first serve basis.
Service is not available on Mondays and Wednesdays: 10am - 1pm.

The Senior Center has two vans for transportation; (one) 6-passenger van and (one) 8-passenger van with lift for wheelchair purposes. Please notify staff when making your transportation arrangement if you need of the wheelchair accessible van.

Transportation services provided by the Irwindale Senior Center are not for medical emergencies.

Program Description:

Dial-A-Ride is a FREE curb to curb transportation service made available by the City of La Cañada Flintridge to residents 60 years of age or older and to residents of any age with a disability.


  • Service Area: anywhere within the cities of La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose, Altadena and areas of Pasadena west of Lake Avenue
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • City of La Cañada Flintridge residents;
  • ages 60 and over;
  • residents of any age with a disability.
  • Application Details: 
  • register in advance for the service by filling in the one-page Dial-A-Ride application and return it to the Administration Department at City Hall by mail or in person;
  • call (818) 247-0691 to schedule a reservation up to two weeks in advance, but not less than 24 hours in advance;
  • provide the dispatcher the following information:
  • their name and telephone number;
  • their pick up time, location, and requested date;
  • their drop off time and location;
  • their return trip time and location;
  • if they will be using a mobility device such as a wheelchair or walker or if they are traveling with an escort.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Please be ready to board the Dial-A-Ride vehicle at the curb as soon as it arrives.
  2. 2
    Dial-A-Ride Hours of Service:
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Closed on major holidays.

Program Description:

The city's DASH transit service is free to Lakewood residents 60 years of age or older without their own transportation and to disabled residents of any age. Users of the service must meet some eligibility requirements.


  • Service Area: in and around Lakewood
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Lakewood residents;
  • ages 60 and over without their own transportation;
  • disabled residents of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • Applicants must call 562-924-0149 for help in becoming a DASH rider.
  • their name and telephone number;
  • their pick up time, location, and requested date;
  • their drop off time and location;
  • their return trip time and location;
  • if they will be using a mobility device such as a wheelchair or walker or if they are traveling with an escort.
  • Other Details: n/a 

Program Description:

The city's DASH transit service is free to Cityride Participants provides frequent, inexpensive and convenient bus service in downtown Los Angeles and in 27 neighborhoods all across the City of Los Angeles. 

Each route is designed to serve travel within that neighborhood and to connect to other regional transit services such as Metro Rapid and local routes, Metrolink and Metro rail lines.

Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified persons with disabilities residing in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride partcipants reduced costs for the purchase of Cityride Dial-A-Ride (DAR) services and City of Los Angeles permitted taxicab rides and free DASH bus rides.


  • Service Area: City of Los Angeles (downtown and in 27 neighborhoods)
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:
  • participants in the Cityride Program;
  • individuals age 65 or older;
  • qualified persons with disabilities;
  • living in in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County (Marina Del Rey, Kagel Canyon, Topanga, and areas near Calabasas, Chatsworth, Carson, and Long Beach).
  • Application Details: 
  • apply to the Cityride Program (registration can be made online; completed and sent by email OR by using the Cityride App);
  • show the driver a government-issued photo identification and your Cityride Card.

Once the registration is approved, a Cityride account will be established for the applicant. They will also receive a new Cityride Card with their approval letter. If they registered through the website, they must log into their account to purchase fare value prior to using the Cityride services.

Instructions for adding fare value can be found under the Purchase Fare Value heading. If you registered by mailing in an application, the Cityride Card they receive with their approval letter contains $84 in fare value – they can use it immediately to take City of Los Angeles permitted taxicab or Dial-A-Ride (DAR) trips.

  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Access cardholders travel free. The fare is only 50 cents a ride, 25 cents for seniors and the disabled.
  2. 2
    Purchasing Fare Value: You can re-order $84 of fare value once per quarter at a cost of $21 ($9 for low-income participants).
  3. 3
    For more information about DASH schedules, route maps, days of service, and rider alerts, go to DASH Overview .

Program Description:

The city's Cityride Semi-Fixed Routes is free to cityride participants and seniors/individuals with a disability and operates two semi-fixed route bus service lines: the Cityride Via Marisol Connector and the Cityride Park La Brea Connector.

Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified persons with disabilities residing in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride partcipants reduced costs for the purchase of Cityride Dial-A-Ride (DAR) services and City of Los Angeles permitted taxicab rides and free DASH bus rides.


  • Service Area: City of Los Angeles (Via Marisol and Park La Brea)
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:
  • participants in the Cityride Program;
  • seniors/individuals with a disability
  • living in in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County (Marina Del Rey, Kagel Canyon, Topanga, and areas near Calabasas, Chatsworth, Carson, and Long Beach).
  • Application Details: 
  • apply to the Cityride Program (registration can be made online; completed and sent by email OR by using the Cityride App);
  • show the driver a government-issued photo identification and your Cityride Card.

Once the registration is approved, a Cityride account will be established for the applicant. They will also receive a new Cityride Card with their approval letter. If they registered through the website, they must log into their account to purchase fare value prior to using the Cityride services.

Instructions for adding fare value can be found under the Purchase Fare Value heading. If you registered by mailing in an application, the Cityride Card they receive with their approval letter contains $84 in fare value – they can use it immediately to take City of Los Angeles permitted taxicab or Dial-A-Ride (DAR) trips.

  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Cityride participants and seniors/individuals with a disability travel free. The fare is only 50 cents a ride.
  2. 2
    Purchasing Fare Value: You can re-order $84 of fare value once per quarter at a cost of $21 ($9 for low-income participants).
  3. 3
    For more information about DASH schedules, route maps, days of service, and rider alerts, go to DASH Overview

Program Description:

Dial-A-Van is a free service available to Maywood residents ages 62 and over or to those with a physician certified disability.


  • Service Area: all incorporated areas of the City of Maywood and, for medical appointments only, within 10-miles of the City limits
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Maywood residents;
  • ages 62 and over or
  • those with a physician certified disability;
  • enrolled in the program and present a city-issued identification card.
  • Application Details: 
  • must be enrolled in the program and present a city-issued identification card.
  • call Dispatch Reservation Phone Number (7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday): 323-583-0231.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Service Area: Eligible city residents may be picked up and transported within all incorporated areas of the City of Maywood. In addition, they may be picked up from or transported to origin or destination within 10-miles of the City limits for medical appointments only between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. 2
    Fares: There will be no charge for riders as long as they are enrolled in the program and present a city-issued identification card.
  3. 3
    Reservation Service: patrons may reserve a trip up to two days in advance, specifying the time of pick-up and destination for a one-time-only trip (one round trip max per day).

Program Description:

Dial-A-Van provides free curb-to-curb transportation service within the city to all Pico Rivera residents ages 55 and older and to disabled residents of any age. It also provides service for medical appointments outside of the city within six miles of City Hall.


  • Service Area: City of Pico Rivera and, for medical appointments only, within 6-miles of the City Hall
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Pico Rivera residents;
  • ages 55 and over;
  • disabled residents of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • complete a registration application with a $5 processing fee, which is available at the Pico Rivera Senior Center;
  • bring current identification and a utility bill as proof of residency.
  • For more information, please call (562) 948-4844.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Reservations to use the service must be made seven days in advance.
  2. 2
    Schedule changes must be made with the dispatch center and not the driver.
  3. 3
    This service is available Monday through Friday 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  4. 4
    The Dial-A-Cab (DAC) program complements the Dial-A-Van program. DAC passengers will receive a Transit I.D. card and must pay a $1.00 co-pay fare directly to the driver per one-way trip. Riders have a maximum of 20 trips per month.

Program Description:

Dial-A-Ride is a free personalized public transportation service, provided by the City of South El Monte, which serves seniors or disabled residents.


  • Service Area: City of South El Monte and, for medical appointments only, within 15-miles outside the city limits
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • South El Monte residents;
  • ages 60 and over;
  • disabled residents of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • call 626-448-0131 to register for this service or for additional information;
  • submit a Transportation Service Application (PDF);
  • provide proof of residency and if disabled proof of disability.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    This curb-to-curb and ride share service operates within the City of South El Monte and is limited to fifteen miles outside of the city limits for medical use only. All other appointments must remain local.
  2. 2
    The Community Services Department offers transportation services to residents who are 60 and older or disabled (any age), Monday through Friday (except major holidays), from 8:30 am to 4 pm.
  3. 3
    Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance with the transportation dispatcher or assistant.

Program Description:

Dial A Ride is a free shared-ride transportation service for residents 62 and older and disabled of any age.


  • Service Area: West Hollywood and immediate area, Kaiser (Cadillac and Sunset) and West Hollywood social service agencies
  • Transportation Services Provided: grocery shopping, to UCLA Medical Center, and Veterans’ Hospital
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • West Hollywood residents;
  • ages 62 and over;
  • disabled residents of any age.
  • Application Details: 
  • complete a program application;
  • provide a copy of their DMV ID Card, Passport, or other government-issued photo identification;
  • provide a copy of their current SSI or Disability Approval Letter or check stub if disabled;
  • make an appointment.
  • CALL (800) 447-2189 MON-FRI BETWEEN 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM FOR INFORMATION
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Trips are scheduled by appointment and advance registration is required.
  2. 2
    Regular shuttles provide trips for grocery shopping, to UCLA Medical Center, and Veterans’ Hospital.
  3. 3
    Vehicles are ADA accessible; Curb-to-Curb and Door-to-Door options available.
  4. 4
    Trips available Monday – Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (last pickup at 4:45).

Program Description:

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (www.jfsla.org) is an ‘extended family’ that welcomes and serves people of all ages, ethnicities and religions with compassion and caring. Established in 1854, JFS is proud to offer a family of services for people in need. 

These nationally recognized services counsel and support individuals and families, helping nearly 100,000 people each year in the greater Los Angeles area.


  • Service Area: Fairfax-Beverly, Mid-Wilshire, Pico-Robertson, Westside, and Venice areas
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, meal sites and your local senior center
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • people who have issues with mobility age 65 and over,
  • adults with diverse abilities and special needs;
  • living in the Fairfax-Beverly, Mid-Wilshire, Pico-Robertson, Westside, and Venice areas.
  • Application Details: 
  • make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance;
  • call the Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center at (310) 231-0369 to find out if they qualify for this program and are part of the organization's service area.
  • Other Details: 

They provide door to door, round trip rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, meal sites and their local senior center through their shared-ride transportation service.

Our vans take people to local medical appointments, pharmacies, the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, meal sites, area senior centers, and more.

Program Description:

The Recreation and Community Services Department of the City of Monterey Park offers an array of Senior Services. Most activities are based out of the Langley Center, located at 400 West Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park CA 91754. 

Langley Center provides a variety of opportunities for seniors to participate in learning classes for personal growth and development. Special recreation events and informational programs are scheduled throughout the year. Activities at the Langley Center include: daily lunch program, fitness programs, free health screenings and case management services.

Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride service that their residents can make ANY trip from their home within the City of Monterey Park and trips to outside communities within 5 miles for medical appointments only. Local trips are trips within the city to eat, shop or visit city hall, library, parks or post office.


  • Service Area: City of Monterey Park - within city limits, except for medical appointments to adjacent communities within five miles to Alhambra, Montebello, San Gabriel and other unincorporated LA County areas
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose (medical appointments, trips to eat, shop or visit city hall, library, parks or post office)
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Monterey Park Senior residents;
  • ages 55 years or older and/or
  • have a signed form from a physician attesting to a disability.
  • Application Details: 
  • complete a DIAL-A-RIDE application and submit it in person or by mail to: Langley Center – Dial-A-Ride, 400 W. Emerson Ave., Monterey Park CA 91754, Monterey Park, CA - Official Website to become a member
  • provide proof of residency with photo (drivers license or current ID);
  • call the dispatcher desk at 626-307-1395 or 626-307-1396 and provide their name, address, phone number, time of pick up, and any special accommodations (wheelchair, walker, etc) to schedule an appointment;
  • show the drivers the Dial-A-Ride ID Card;
  • call the dispatcher desk to schedule their return pick up. It will typically take 15 to 30 minutes for their pick up to arrive.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Medical appointments need to be made at least five days in advance and regular appointments need to be made at least three days in advance.
  2. 2
    SAME DAY services for MEDICAL BASED NEEDS are based on available appointments.
  3. 3
    Seniors who need assistance must be accompanied by an adult or escort (18 years & older).
    They go by a first come, first serve basis.
  4. 4
    Service Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Last pick-up is at 3:30 p.m.

Program Description:

Founded in 1978, ONEgeneration began as a modest and focused storefront senior center initiated, operated, and directed by visionary volunteers. 

As demographics changed and senior life-spans increased, ONEgeneration expanded and evolved to meet the continuum of our seniors’ needs at the dynamic Senior Enrichment Center, Adult Daycare/Adult Day Care Health Center, and in their own homes. A dramatic shift in our mission took place in 1994, when we added a child care program. 

ONEgeneration’s transportation program serves seniors 65 years or older, or disabled individuals who are unable to access other modes of transportation, and who require door to door transportation assistance within the southwest San Fernando Valley. ONEgeneration’s Transportation Program is associated with the City of Los Angeles CityRide Program.


  • Service Area: the West San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles (Canoga Park/ Winnetka/ West Hills (South of Roscoe Boulevard), Encino (West of Balboa Boulevard extending to Sepulveda Boulevard South of Magnolia Boulevard), Northridge (South of Roscoe Boulevard), Reseda, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Van Nuys (West of Balboa Boulevard))
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose (medical appointments, shopping, other drop-off sites)
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be 65 years or older and have mobility impairment that requires personalized door to door assistance;
  • be registered with CityRide;
  • complete an application with ONEgeneration (application requires Physician’s note);
  • live in Service Area: Canoga Park/ Winnetka/ West Hills (South of Roscoe Boulevard), Encino (West of Balboa Boulevard extending to Sepulveda Boulevard South of Magnolia Boulevard), Northridge (South of Roscoe Boulevard), Reseda, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Van Nuys (West of Balboa Boulevard).
  • Application Details: 
  • complete an application with ONEgeneration (application requires Physician’s note);
  • contact ONEgeneration’s Transportation Manager at (818) 708-6614 for Further information, or to register for this service please;
  • schedule rides in advance by telephoning the above-mentioned number.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    There are no fees for transportation services. Suggested program donations are $.50 for a one Way Trips, or $1.00 for Round Trip. A portion of the funding for these programs comes from the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging.
  2. 2
    Days and hours of service: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  3. 3
    Participants using escorts or having special needs must make arrangements when scheduling their pick-up. Everyone in the vehicle must be scheduled in advance.

Program Description:

Formerly known as VIC-Valley Interfaith Council, now VIC-Valley InterCommunity Council is a well-established nonprofit organization serving the San Fernando Valley communities since 1964.

Working with the City of Los Angeles as well as other partners and stakeholders, they provide critical social services such as nutritious hot meals, and a host of health and wellness activities, all designed to raise older adults’ quality of life and overall well-being. Their four centers located across the Valley serve diverse communities with a focus on low to moderate income seniors, the frail and elderly, and those temporarily disabled or chronically ill.

The four centers are: Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center, Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center - Northridge, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center and Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center.

VIC also operates an extensive transportation system. They provide seniors with safe, and convenient access to appointments, to our centers so that they can enjoy activities, opportunities to socialize, and a delicious hot meal is served every day at lunch time.


  • Service Area: the Greater San Fernando Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to appointments and to the Robert Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Senior Center
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • adults, 60+ years of age, that cannot drive or use other public transportation.
  • Application Details: 
  • contact Sandra Romero at (818) 756-9304;
  • schedule their rides no more than one week in advance.

Rides are scheduled on a first come-first served basis, and no more than one week in advance.
All vehicles provided are wheelchair accessible.

Program Description:

The Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging (SCVCOA) was formed in 1972 as a grassroots response to the needs of older persons in the Santa Clarita Valley. The SCVCOA was formally established as a Public Benefit Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation in 1976, doing business as the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center (SCV Senior Center). 

The SCVCOA provides comprehensive services to 10,000 seniors and their families annually in a 450 square mile area in and around north L.A. County Fifth Supervisorial District.

The SCV Senior Center is the only Senior Center in Los Angeles County that provides 19 of 21 programs and services listed in the Los Angeles County Senior Center Directory. Programs and services include, but are not limited to, Adult Social Day Care and Respite, Congregate and Home Delivered meals, Information and Resource Referral, Health and Wellness programs, Caregiver Resources and Support Groups, Lifelong Learning classes, Transportation and Low-Cost Transportation Vouchers, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Fitness and Exercise, and more.


  • Service Area: Santa Clarita
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, pharmacy and shopping
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • living in the apartment communities for seniors ages 55 and older (Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, Canyon Country Senior Apartments, Castaic lake Senior Village).
  • Application Details: No details available.
  • Other Details:
  1. 1
    Important Coronavirus Update: The Transportation services are closed until further notice.
  2. 2
    No price details on their website. Rides In sight: suggested donation of $0.50 for one-way ride in the service area and $1 for one-way ride outside the service area.
  3. 3
    Bus service provided to senior apartments on a set daily schedule to include shopping, pharmacy, and medical appointments.

Program Description:

Formerly known as VIC-Valley Interfaith Council, now VIC-Valley InterCommunity Council is a well-established nonprofit organization serving the San Fernando Valley communities since 1964. 

Working with the City of Los Angeles as well as other partners and stakeholders, they provide critical social services such as nutritious hot meals, and a host of health and wellness activities, all designed to raise older adults’ quality of life and overall well-being. Their four centers located across the Valley serve diverse communities with a focus on low to moderate income seniors, the frail and elderly, and those temporarily disabled or chronically ill.

The four centers are: Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center, Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center - Northridge, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center and Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center.

VIC also operates an extensive transportation system. They provide seniors with safe, and convenient access to appointments, to our centers so that they can enjoy activities, opportunities to socialize, and a delicious hot meal is served every day at lunch time.


  • Service Area: the Greater San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks, Reseda, Northridge, Mission Hills, San Fernando, Sunland, Burbank)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to appointments and to the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • adults, 60+ years of age, that cannot drive or use other public transportation.
  • Application Details: 
  • call at (818) 981-1284 or
  • send an email at sov_trans@vic-la.org;
  • schedule their rides no more than one week in advance.

Rides are scheduled on a first come-first served basis, and no more than one week in advance.
All vehicles provided are wheelchair accessible.

  • Other Details: A small donation of $0.50 per ride and $1.00 per ride outside the service area is suggested.
  1. 1
    Days and hours of service: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  2. 2
    Participants using escorts or having special needs must make arrangements when scheduling their pick-up. Everyone in the vehicle must be scheduled in advance.

Program Description:

The Canyon Sages is Topanga’s first and only social and service organization designed for Topanga’s older generation. The Sages was born in 2009 as a committee of the Topanga Town Council set up to create activities for seniors and reach out to those seniors isolated or in need. 

In the fall of 2013, the Sages changed partners, and is now allied with the Topanga Community Club, under their non-profit umbrella.


  • Service Area: Topanga
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: No specific eligibility criteria found for transportation services.
  • The Topanga Community Club - Canyon Sages is also open to younger folks – the 50-somethings. Membership is open to anyone willing to say they’re Sage-age.
  • Application Details: The Canyon Sages assumes no responsibility for supplying this list of potential drivers. This list is for information only. Anyone using the list should independently interview the applicant & seek out and check references. 
  • Other Details: Some services are free, other payable depending on the driver. On their website there are now 2 volunteer drivers providing free rides:
  1. 1
    Renee Gander 502-4617 or 455-2802 - Free Rides to medical, etc.
  2. 2
    Janet Burns 455-3209 - Free Rides to medical

Program Description:

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for South Central Los Angeles residents.

WLCAC’s scope of business is broad and diverse, comprising an array of human services, economic development training, and community preservation initiatives. In addition, WLCAC has built and continues to manage more than 1,000 units of residential, commercial, and industrial properties for low-income families, senior citizens, and disabled individuals as well operating five multipurpose senior centers.

WLCAC operates the largest senior citizens program in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Two multi-purpose centers, one in Watts and one near downtown Los Angeles, provide recreational activities, educational programs, health screenings, field trips, day care, and hot meals to the elderly. Other WLCAC services to senior citizens include in-home care, transportation and escort assistance for shopping or medical appointments, and referrals to other social service providers.

Services are provided according to an individual plan of care in a structured comprehensive program that provide a variety of social, psychosocial, and related support services in a protective setting.


  • Service Area: City of Los Angeles
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments and shopping
  • Eligibility Criteria: No specific eligibility criteria found for transportation services.
  • City of Los Angeles residents;
  • over 60 years old;
  • sign up for WLCAC’s Senior Programs.
  • Application Details: Applicants should contact WLCAC for further details.
  • Other Details: No price information on their website.
    According to Rides in Sight: donations are encouraged, suggested donation is $0.50 for one-way ride in the service area and $1 for a one-way ride outside the service area.

Program Description:

The Wilmington Jaycees Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization located at 1371 Eubank Avenue, Wilmington, California, organized to promote community pride and support for the Senior Citizens and Youth in the South Bay area of the City of Los Angeles.


  • Service Area: City of Los Angeles (the South Bay area)
  • Transportation Services Provided: no details found
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • seniors age 60 and older;
  • living in Wilmington, San Pedro and Harbor City and Harbor Gateway.
  • Application Details: Applicants should contact the Wilmington Jaycees Foundation by phone or using the contact form on the website for details.
  • (310) 518-4533
  • Other Details: No price information on their website.
    According to Rides in Sight: donations are encouraged, suggested donation is $0.50 for one-way ride in the service area and $1 for a one-way ride outside the service area.

Program Description:

The County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services has received funding to provide transportation programs throughout Los Angeles County. 

The goal is to enhance transportation services to older adults and persons with disabilities who are eligible, at no cost. The New Freedom program consists of two projects: the WDACS New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program and the WDACS New Freedom Taxicab Services Program. Both projects are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.

The WDACS New Freedom Taxicab Services Program provides taxicab services to eligible clients. Clients will be able to reserve taxicab services with the assistance of a Mobility Manager.


  • Service Area: Los Angeles county
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be anyone planning to travel within LA County, with priority of service reserved for seniors at least 60 years of age and adults with disabilities;
  • travel within Los Angeles county.

The programs are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.

  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • create an online account and apply for services through the New Freedom website OR
  • request a New Freedom application by e-mail at newfreedom@wdacs.lacounty.gov;
  • select anyone they trust as a volunteer driver, such as a caregiver, neighbor, family member or friend.

Individuals may also call the New Freedom hotline at (888) 863-7411 to speak to a mobility specialist who can provide assistance. Mobility specialists are available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

  • Other Details:
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    The New Freedom program is designed to address the service gaps and barriers between fixed-route and demand-response service. At no cost to eligible clients, the New Freedom program will provide coordination and the provision of door-to-door and as well as information and specialized transportation resources, so qualified individuals may be reintegrated into daily activity in their communities.
  2. 2
    The New Freedom program services will be provided County-wide. The transportation point of origin and end point must occur within Los Angeles County. Requests for travel outside of Los Angeles County will not be accepted.
  3. 3
    Those who meet the program eligibility criteria may use taxicab services for their transportation needs, such as medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, or life enriching activities, within the specified monthly allowance. Clients can take a maximum of four, one-way trips totaling 40 miles each month at no cost to the participant. All rides must originate and end in Los Angeles County.
  4. 4
    Program acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.
  5. 5
    Individuals can travel within Los Angeles County for reasons including: medical therapy and personal appointments; grocery stores and other shopping destinations; social and recreational events, worship services and other outings; senior centers and adult day programs; employment, education, and volunteer sites.
  6. 6
    Taxicab services will be available seven (7) days per week and special accommodations, such as wheelchair accessible vans and ramps may be requested.

Program Description:

The County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services has received funding to provide transportation programs throughout Los Angeles County. 

The goal is to enhance transportation services to older adults and persons with disabilities who are eligible, at no cost.

The New Freedom program consists of two projects: the WDACS New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program and the WDACS New Freedom Taxicab Services Program. Both projects are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.

The WDACS New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program provides mileage reimbursements for volunteer drivers that eligible clients recruit for themselves. Volunteer drivers provide transportation to the eligible client when no other transportation services exist or when the individual is too frail, ill, or unable to use public transportation for other reasons.


  • Service Area: Los Angeles county
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be anyone planning to travel within LA County, with priority of service reserved for seniors at least 60 years of age and adults with disabilities;
  • travel within Los Angeles county.

The programs are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.

  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • create an online account and apply for services through the New Freedom website OR
  • request a New Freedom application by e-mail at newfreedom@wdacs.lacounty.gov;
  • select anyone they trust as a volunteer driver, such as a caregiver, neighbor, family member or friend.

Individuals may also call the New Freedom hotline at (888) 863-7411 to speak to a mobility specialist who can provide assistance. Mobility specialists are available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

  • Other Details:
  1. 1
    The volunteer driver will provide the transportation to client (using their own vehicle) with a flexible schedule that works for both driver and client. The client will receive mileage reimbursement for the approved trips on a monthly basis and is then responsible for reimbursing the volunteer driver for the trips provided.
  2. 2
    Monthly client mileage limits will be based upon the travel needs of the individual client and determined by the County Mobility Manager at the time that eligibility is established.
  3. 3
    All rides must originate and end in Los Angeles County.
  4. 4
    Clients are able to go almost anywhere within our service area including: medical, therapy and personal appointments; grocery stores and other shopping destinations; social and recreational events, worship services and other outings; senior centers, recreation centers and adult day programs; employment, education and volunteer sites; courthouse.

Program Description:

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is the backbone of California’s health care safety net, helping millions of low-income and disabled Californians each and every day.

The mission of DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.
Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid Program) is a public health insurance program that provides free or low cost medical services to children and adults with limited income and resources.


  • Service Area: California
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be beneficiaries of full-scope Medi-Cal services, including pregnant women, including to the end of the month in which the 60th day postpartum falls;
  • have a medical and physical condition that does not allow them to travel by bus, passenger car, taxicab, or another form of public or private transportation;
  • have their services must be prescribed by a health care provider.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • contact their transportation provider as soon as they know about an appointment. It is helpful to request the service at least five business days before your appointment. If they have more than one appointment that is ongoing, they can also request transportation to cover those appointments.
  • verbally let the transportation provider know that there is no other way for them to get to their appointment.
  • attest to the provider verbally or in writing that they have an unmet transportation need and all other currently available resources have been reasonably exhausted.
  • Other Details:
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    Transportation is only available to and from covered Medi-Cal services, which includes:
  • medical appointments, including family planning, mental health, and substance use disorder services;