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Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Maine
List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Maine
The BCC is a 501c(3) not for profit organization. The Center is staffed Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and available at other by appointment.
The Bridgton Community Center matters because it serves as a hub in the downtown, a free and open place for young and old to gather, to do things, to solve problems, to share and be valued. All of this matters because we need a reason and place to be together.
Our mission is to create and provide a supporting environment in recreation, leisure, the arts, health and community services to promote public well being and to enhance quality of life for all generations in the community.
- 1Fare $3 one way trip, Students/Seniors $2.
- 2Please call two days in advance.
A faith-based, non-profit organization, we have been serving the poor and vulnerable populations of Maine since 1966.
From food banks in Aroostook to child care in York County, our network of over 600 professionals and 500+ volunteers helped more than 50,000 of our neediest neighbors last year, answering want with generosity and replacing despair with hope.
SEARCH helps seniors who live alone feel less isolated & lonely and more connected to a caring community, while also remaining independent in their own homes.
We provide free support services via trained volunteers including companionship and friendly visits, socialization opportunities, transportation help for errands, grocery shopping and to medical appointments, telephone reassurance calls, assistance with home or yard projects, and information and referrals to other community services and programs when needed.
The mission of SEARCH is to enable vulnerable seniors to remain independent and create a long-term support system to meet their needs.
- 1We provide free support services via trained volunteers
45 years ago, a small group of Freeport citizens recognized that some of their neighbors were struggling to meet their families’ basic needs such as clothing, food and home heating fuel.
Operating from a space above a volunteer’s garage, they collected furniture and clothing to distribute to those in need of help. Their effort has evolved and grown over the years into today’s Freeport Community Services.
FCS is a vibrant 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills its mission through a range of programs and emergency and relief services including a food pantry, fuel assistance, summer camp scholarships, summer lunch, holiday meals and holiday helpline.
FCS’ mission and programs are carried out by a stalwart staff of 12, supported by over 200 dedicated community volunteers. From sorting donations to the thrift shop to managing the annual budget to serving nutritious lunches to schoolchildren, these 2 groups form the heart and soul of FCS. Every day the community center which is owned and managed by FCS is a beehive of activity and energy that makes all of us involved with FCS very proud.
The FCS Transportation Program provides rides to medical and counseling appointments for Freeport and Pownal residents who are temporarily or permanently unable to drive or have no vehicle.
- 1The service is free of charge to all riders.
The Senior Companion Program is a national program funded by AmeriCorps, (formerly the Corporation for National & Community Service) and sponsored locally by The Opportunity Alliance in York and Cumberland counties.
Since 1974, Senior Companions have provided assistance to older adults who have difficulties with tasks of daily living that help them remain living independently.
- 1The Senior Companion Program is a national program funded by AmeriCorps, formerly the Corporation for National & Community Service and sponsored locally by the Opportunity Alliance in York and Cumberland counties.
Dedicated to intergenerational community participation, People Plus supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults, while joining others to build community for all ages.
We offer numerous choices for fitness and wellness services, recreation and learning opportunities, education and outreach.
We work in partnership with the business and public sectors, which are vitally important to our efforts to develop and sustain communities that value their older members, understand their interests, appreciate their talents, and strive to meet their needs.
Through our programming, we seek to address the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs of all our members, and to promote their independence. We work to link older adults with younger people, in order to enrich the lives of everyone.
- 1There is no charge for this program.
- 2Volunteer drivers are available Monday through Friday, regular business hours (roughly 9-5).
- 3Give at least three (3) business days notice to VTN for all ride requests.
- 4Give 24 hours notice when canceling or changing a ride.
- 5Be mobile and be able to stand and get in and out of cars with minimal assistance.
- 6List any special needs (e.g. mobility, deafness, sight, etc.) on the Rider Registration form.
- 7Drivers are not responsible for staying with and/or assisting riders at appointments or destinations.
- 8We offer round trip rides, as well as one-way rides.
- 9A different return trip driver may be assigned, in
advance only, if an appointment will be longer than an hour and the original driver cannot do the return
- 10If no ride can be found, the VTN will notify the rider the day before the desired ride so they will have
time to make other arrangements.
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YarmouthCAN or YCAN) tracks local resources in Yarmouth, Maine, connects resources with people who need them, and works to fill the gaps.
YCAN will work to create a welcoming community by highlighting available community resources and volunteer opportunities for community members of all ages and abilities.The organization was founded in late 2008 by concerned citizens in Yarmouth, Maine, with Julia Martin as its founding President.
- 1Five business days (or more) notice are required to arrange transportation.
- 2Rides may be limited to FIVE PER MONTH per individual.
- 3Rides to medical appointments outside of Yarmouth may be limited to ONE PER MONTH.
- 4Rider will be given a 48-hour notice if request can not be filled so that other arrangements can be made.
- 5Ride request via phonecall are accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The YCAN Rides phone is not answered on weekends.
- 6The service is free of charge to all riders.
Since 1965, Community Concepts, Inc. has offered a variety of housing, economic development and social services for the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine.
These services support both the basic needs of families and promotes self-sufficiency. Imagine living alone, not being able to drive and not being able to access public transportation. Our volunteer drivers are critical to creating positive impact in supporting our community. They are a life-changing gift. We offer volunteer training on a regular basis.
Mileage reimbursement is offered to our drivers. Community Concepts' Transportation Program has been going strong for 30+ years! With the help of our amazing staff and volunteers, we are able to transport our customers over 3 million miles annually.
- 1Depending on available funding, many of these trips are provided for free.
Rural Community Action Ministry is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eradicating rural homelessness and hunger. We have worked to provide services to vulnerable rural families since 1970.
Our purpose is to work with people to meet their needs for safe, adequate shelter, clothing, food and basic well-being in a manner that maintains or improves their self-worth and dignity. Volunteers are a critical component of all RCAM services.
From the immediate community to across the country, professionals and volunteers work to support and assist all of RCAM services and people. Volunteers may work one-on-one with clients in their homes, or volunteers may come to us as a group from a business or church and spend the day or a week with us. The list of volunteer jobs is endless.
- 1Pricing information is not available on the website. Donations encouraged.
MaineCare covers Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) for eligible members. You may get a ride to your MaineCare-covered appointment or have your ride reimbursed by MaineCare.
- 1Free transportation is available get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- 2Transportation broker list: Transportation-Document-A-Brokers.pdf
- 3If it is an urgent appointment and applicants cannot call two business days ahead of time, they can still get a ride. The broker will verify the trip is urgent.
- 4The broker will decide the best way to get you to your MaineCare covered appointment or service. The broker may provide transportation services in one of these ways:
a) Paying you for mileage from your home to your appointment and back if you use your own vehicle.
b) Paying a friend or family member for mileage from your home to your appointment and back if he/she brings you.
c) Giving you a pass or fare if you use public transportation such as a bus, train, or ferry.
d) Setting up a ride to your appointment and back with a volunteer.
e) Setting up a ride to your appointment and back with an agency.
f) If you have special medical needs, setting up a ride to your appointment and back in a specialty vehicle, such as a wheelchair van.
g) In certain cases, the broker may set up a ride to your appointment and back with a taxicab.
The broker must follow MaineCare rules about what type of transportation they offer you. You must use whatever type of transportation the broker provides unless there is a health reason not to and a letter of medical necessity is sent to the broker from your doctor.
- 5I have Medicare and MaineCare. Will I still be eligible for Non-Emergency Transportation services?
Answer: If you have a full MaineCare benefit plan, you may be able to get transportation services paid for by MaineCare, if you are eligible. If you are on the Medicare Savings Program (such as QMB, SLMB and QI) and you do not have full MaineCare, you are not eligible to have MaineCare pay for transportation.
Penquis is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1967 to alleviate and eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.
Through its programs and subsidiaries, Penquis impacts all of Maine’s sixteen counties, but primarily serves low- and moderate-income individuals in Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties.
Our mission is to assist individuals and families in preventing, reducing, or eliminating poverty in their lives and, through partnerships, to engage the community in addressing economic and social needs.
Our vision is for a poverty-free Maine, where all people lead healthy lives full of opportunities to work and learn. Our goal is for all Maine people to be safe, healthy, connected and financially secure.
Our efforts are focused on helping families and communities make measurable improvements in five areas: financial security, reliable transportation, stable housing, school readiness and healthy lives.
- 1Fees, hours, and days of service depend on where an individual resides and the town to which they are traveling.
- 2General public transportation is available at least one day a week to every town in the Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.
- 3Depending on available funding, many trips are free or have a small fee ranging from $0.50 – $7.00 per one-way trip.
- 4All trips need to be scheduled three business days in advance of the trip.
- 5Wheelchair accessibility vehicles are available on Monday – Friday from 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. They are not available on holidays, but we also use volunteer drivers and taxis during the days, evenings, and on weekends.