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List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Michigan
We offer lifelong learning and interactive opportunities for residents age 50 and over to stimulate the mind and the body. These include a wide variety of fitness classes, both land and aquatic; enrichment opportunities; and day trips.
Our supportive services are often fundamental in assisting elderly residents to remain in their homes and our community. We offer home delivered meals, liquid nutritional supplements, minor home repair, telephone reassurance, information and referrals, and medical transportation.
- 1Advanced Notice Needed: 3 - 5 business days.
- 2Service Fees: 45% cost share for medical/dental trips.
- 3No fee for volunteer services.
Dearborn Senior Services, located in the east wing of The Center, provides activities, classes, programs, travel opportunities and information for Dearborn senior citizens, aged 50 and over.
Most activities and programs take place at the Dearborn Senior Center, which is also located in the east wing of The Center. A convenient parking lot is adjacent to the east wing entrance.
Dearborn Senior Center partners with SMART to offer curb-to-curb service anywhere in Dearborn to residents aged 60 and over.
- 1Senior citizens can call for transportation for medical visits and essential services through the Senior Citizens Service Division of the Recreation Department.
- 2The service is curb to curb.
- 3Reservations are required and must be made at least four days in advance.
- 4There is no fee.
- 5To schedule a ride please call weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To keep our seniors busy and active, there are many programs to participate in at FRCC! We have scheduled times for chair exercises, card games, and much more. There are also special events for seniors including travel trips and informational seminars.
- 1A $3 fee is requested. Exact change only.
- 2If your condition requires a caregiver, they must be 18+ and pay $3.
- 3The City of Flat Rock will not transport for medical emergencies (call 911).
- 4Cancellation policy - you must call 734.379.1450 x1201 at least 2 hours before your pick-up time. If you need to cancel when the office is closed please call both the dispatch 734.379.1450 x1201 AND the driver 734.341.1027 and leave a message. Riders who fail to cancel their trips 3 times within a 30 day period will be suspended. The first offense will result in a written warning, the second offense will result in a written warning and the third offense will result in an indefinite suspension of bus service.
- 5At least one week advance notice required.(Due to Covid)
- 6Coverage area is limited to 10 miles.(Due to Covid)
- 7Doctors appointments only.(Due to Covid)
The City has a Bus that is wheel chair accessible and is available by appointment to transport our senior residents to doctor appointments and for a weekly shopping trip.
- 1The service for appointments is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
- 2Grocery shopping on Wednesday.
- 3Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 4There is a limit of 2 appointments per person, per week.
- 5Service is curb to curb and does NOT offer passenger assistance.
The Recreation Complex has many recreational programs for Seniors in our community. Inkster Commission on Aging has provided supportive services to the senior population of Inkster since 1972.
Services provided enable citizens 55 years of age and older to remain independent. Our Parks & Recreation Department also offers specific services.
- 11 week advance notice recommended. No less than 24 hours required.
- 2Donation of $2 round-trip is appreciated.
- 3Transportation is available for medical appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
- 4Shopping transportation is provided to local grocery stores every Tuesday.
Located in the Melvindale Civic Arena, the Senior Community Center is open from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. weekdays. The Center serves as a social club for those 50 and older.
Special events include birthday parties and shopping expeditions. A number of daily activities are planned and a monthly calendar is available at the Center. Commodities are distributed each month at the Center.
- 1All vehicles are handicap accessible.
- 2Monday-Friday 9:15 AM - 2:15 PM.
- 3Appointments must be within a 5 mile radius of the Senior Center.
- 4Please allow 2 day notice.
- 5Non-members will be charged a nominal fee.
- 6Senior Center Membership
For seniors 50 years of age and older. $15 Membership benefits includes: monthly calendars; preferred seating on trips, discounts on trips; free rides for non-drivers to scheduled doctor, dentist, beauty & barber shop appointments, trips to bank.
- 1This service asks for a $2.00 donation.
- 2The senior van service will provide transportation Monday - Friday during the hours of 9:00AM to 2:00PM in the Downriver area.
The Senior Services Department provides entertainment, recreation and essential services for Romulus' older adult population. We offer a fully staffed Senior Citizen Center from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
- 1Trips for medical appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
- 2Free transportation for medical and personal appointments.
- 3Transportation for shopping trips to Meijer and Walmart every week.
- 4Transportation is provided within the city of Romulus only.
The Southgate Senior Center provides programming, recreational activities, and services for our 55+ year old community. Stop by one of our weekly Thursday meetings at 12pm and see all it has to offer.
The Southgate Senior Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8am-4pm.
- 1Transportation to and from the senior center is free.
- 2$1.00 each way for all other transportation needs.
- 324 hour advance notice required.
The Senior Services Department provides programs, activities, and transportation for senior citizens in the City of Taylor.
- 124 hours advance notice required.
- 2$2.00 round trip for medical appointments.
- 3$2.00 round trip to casinos.
- 4All other transportation is free.
- 5Transportation is offered Monday – Friday to destinations within Taylor city limits.
- 6Medical appointments must be scheduled between 9 am-1 pm. Pick-up will be 1 hour before scheduled appointment.
- 7Shopping trips (9am – 11am at the store) are available on the following days: Monday to Meijer, Tuesday to Walmart, Thursday to Kroger.
- 8Transportation for shopping on Wednesday is not available at this time.
- 9There are occasional day trips offered to the casinos on Friday.
The Downriver Community Conference partnership provides leadership in establishing common, positive goals and strategies to develop the
human, social and economic assets of the Downriver area: enhances the quality of life for area residents, workers and businesses; shapes public policy at the federal, state, regional, county and local levels; and identifies, obtains and responsibly manages the necessary financial resources to successfully implement this vision.
- 1Our fleet currently consists of ten vehicles, most of which are equipped with wheelchair lifts to accommodate passengers with disabilities.
- 2DCC does not guarantee that all callers will qualify or that every trip can be scheduled. It is best to give as much notice as possible (at least 24 hour notice is required; up to two weeks is preferred).
Freedom Road Transportation (FRT) is a nonprofit organization seeking to empower people living with a low income with safe and affordable transportation options.
One of the key components of FRT is a Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement.
- 1The consumer is responsible for finding a volunteer driver, and FRT will provide mileage reimbursement to pay the volunteer driver each month for the trips taken.
- 2Limit of 100 miles/month reimbursement for people who are not working.
- 3Office hours: Monday & Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Tuesday 3:30pm – 8:30pm
In 1978, a small group of visionary citizens of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods formed “Seniors Onward for Change” (SOC). Those founders envisioned a “one-stop shop” organization that would help residents remain in their own homes with dignity and independence.
- 1Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.
- 2All passengers riding on PAATS and returning after 3:00 pm must make a return appointment.
- 3All appointments must be made by 1:00 pm.
- 4Service Fees:
-Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods-$3.00 each way,
-Old 8 Mile to 11 Mile Road $4.00 each way
-DMC Detroit-John R. Rd., Henry Ford-Detroit (New Center Area) , and VA Hospital (Detroit)
$5.00 each way.
-Group rates-$30.00 per hour.
Provides medical and non-medical transportation for Woodhaven residents age 62+ and for persons with disabilities who do not own a vehicle or are unable to drive due to medical reasons.
Transportation is offered Monday-Thursday within the following boundaries: West -Telegraph, East – Jefferson, North – Northline and South – Vreeland.
- 1Only prescription pick-ups and/or doctor appointments are considered to be essential and will be given priority at all times for determining the transportation availability.
- 2Daily Transportation Services 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Monday - Thursday.
- 3Woodhaven city limits and when necessary, service to hospitals or doctors outside this radius which will be determined by the number of Woodhaven residents being serviced by the physician or facility.
- 4Reservations Must be made 24 hour in advance.
RideLink provides Kent County adults, age 60+, affordable transportation throughout Kent County. Seniors can schedule a ride to a medical appointment, the grocery store, or even to visit a friend.
RideLink provides safe and reliable transportation when driving is no longer an option, or inclement weather makes driving hazardous.
Funded by the Kent County Senior Millage, RideLink provides people with independence and the ability to freely move throughout Kent County. Using RideLink also offers family members and caregivers relief from being the sole person responsible for providing transportation.
- 1The call center is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- 2Rides can be scheduled up to 7-days in advance. The sooner you schedule your ride - the better. Rides can be scheduled up to noon the day before you need a ride.
- 3Transportation for individuals with wheelchairs or mobility devices is provided; it only needs to be mentioned when registering and scheduling a ride for the first time.
- 4Personal Care Attendants and service animals may accompany passengers at no additional cost.
- 5Please take note there is a $2.00 suggested donation each way. These donations go directly back into the program to help continue providing transportation for you and others.
The program provides transportation services to medical appointments or some recreational visits. The program is funded by MDOT through the Interurban Transit Partnership with The Rapid.
- 1Transportation services are offered free of charge with a suggested donation of $2.00 per trip.
RideLink is a network of area transportation providers who offers transportation to any destination, including doctor visits, recreational visits, and shopping trips within Kent County. RideLink is Funded by the Kent County Senior Millage.
- 1Free, Donation encouraged.
Our mission of enhancing the lives of seniors is at the heart of everything we do at Senior Neighbors. Every year we serve over 4,000 older adults, helping them stay
independent through a wide range of essential services and our five Senior Neighbors centers. We promote the well-being of older adults with services that promote self-sufficiency, especially to those with physical, social or economic needs. We’ve been proudly serving seniors in Kent County since 1972.
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Not being able to drive doesn’t mean losing the ability to go places. We give older adults an affordable way to get to the doctor, grocery store or our senior centers so they can maintain their independence. We have several transportation options to fit each person’s individual needs and limitations. We can help find a solution for you.
- 1A donation of $2 per trip is requested.
- 2If you don’t live near a Rapid bus stop, PASS may be able to pick you up and bring you to the nearest bus stop.
Our van service is operated under a Community Partnership Program with SMART Transit Services. We are a curb to curb service and our vans are wheelchair accessible.
- 1Cost is free within the City of Fraser, $0.50 each way for 5 mile radius, and $1.00 each way up to a 10 mile radius for doctor appointments only.
- 2Riders will receive a punch card, and must carry it with them- Drivers do not carry cash.
- 3Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance, however it is best to schedule as soon as possible.
- 4Priority given to medical appointments.
The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program provides assistance to our older and disabled neighbors who need a little extra help.
Many frail and physically challenged adults in our community struggle daily to maintain their independence -- our helping hands often make it possible for them to remain in their own homes.
The Interfaith Volunteer Care program will try to find a helping hand for anyone regardless of religious preference. All older and disabled adults who need assistance to remain at home are elegible for help, however priority is given to those with the greatest need. All services are offered without charge, although donations are greatly appreciated and help us reach out to more people in need.
- 1Volunteers provide door-to-door service, with minimal physical assistance, using their own vehicles.
- 2Free, Donations encouraged.
The Adult Day Caring Center opened its doors to clients in 1984. The center provides programs of both social and medical models geared at allowing those with physical and cognitive disabilities to remain in a comfortable environment during the day.
Oversight and staffing of the program are managed through Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility
- 1Lift-equipped wheelchair transportation is available to those within a 10-mile radius of the center.
Macomb Community Action's Transportation program provides transportation to essential medical appointments and other specific locations for eligible Macomb County residents.
Services are also provided in coordination with Macomb Community Action's other programs such as Head Start, Meals on Wheels and Adult Day Care Program.
Macomb Community Action, in partnership with SMART, has vehicles designed to accommodate people who use wheelchairs. Hydraulic lifts allow frail or physically challenged people to be transported in their wheelchairs.
- 1Requests for transportation must be made during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- 2Transportation operates between the hours of 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Riders must depart for their final destination by 2 p.m.
- 3Requests for rides must be scheduled at least one week in advance of the needed service, two weeks advance notice is suggested.
- 4Requests can be made up to two months in advance.
- 5Specify special accommodations needed, such as hydraulic wheelchair lift.
- 6Must provide the name of the person who will help the rider board and depart the vehicle if assistance is necessary.
- 7The day before the scheduled ride, the Transportation program will call to confirm an estimated arrival time and the number of people to be transported.
- 8Riders should notify the Transportation program if they have arranged for transportation home from a destination.
- 924 hours advance notice is required to cancel a ride.
- 10Trips are primarily limited to destinations in Macomb County.
Our Minibus Service is for Sterling Heights residents over the age of 55 who are unable to drive and for residents with disabilities. Service is curb to curb.
Riders must be able to get to and from, and on and off the minibus unassisted or have a companion travel with them for assistance. Those requiring a bus with a wheelchair lift must specify when making an appointment.
We offer transportation to medical and shopping appointments, scheduled Parks and Recreation programs at City facilities and City Council meetings. Appointment destinations must be inside the City limits except for medical / dental appointments which must be less than 5 miles beyond City limits.
- 1If your appointment goes beyond our transportation hours of 3:30 p.m., you must make your own arrangements for transportation home.
- 2Appointments must be set up in advance. No same day service.
- 3Appointment space is limited and taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- 4Appointments may be made up to 2 months in advance.
- 5Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- 6Bus hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- 7Appointments times are approximate and could vary 15 minutes each way.
- 8Appointment destinations must be inside the City limits except for medical / dental appointments which must be less than 5 miles beyond City limits.
- 9Those requiring a bus with a wheelchair lift must specify when making an appointment.
- 10Riders must be able to get to and from, and on and off the minibus unassisted or have a companion travel with them for assistance.
- 11Service is curb to curb.
The City of Sterling Heights is working with community volunteers to assist in making sure our seniors have necessity items during this time, while helping them stay inside and reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
Sterling Heights senior residents who are in need of assistance may call our Senior Assistance Hotline at 586-446-2489 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to be put in touch with one of our volunteers for transportation to stores and medical appointments, grocery shopping and delivery, food/supply sharing, etc.
- 1Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- 2Those who need to call after hours will reach a voicemail that they can leave a message to.
Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs provides transportation for Ingham and Clinton County veterans to the VA Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, MI.
Our handicapped accessible van operates from Monday through Thursday and leaves Lansing at 7:20 am and returns after the last veteran is finished with their appointment.
- 1Reservations are required.
- 2Disabled American Veterans operates a van from Lansing to Battle Creek and reservations are required. Reservations and information on transportation schedules can be obtained by calling 1 (800) 214-1247 ext 33811.